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On 21st June 2019, the 108th Centenary International Labour Conference overwhelmingly voted in favour of the revolutionary Convention and Recommendation on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. This ground-breaking instrument sets out to protect all workers in both public and private sectors including jobseekers, part-time workers, trainees, interns, apprentices and volunteers.

What are the dangers from company-led innovation in education? What are the effects of learning analytics (LA) and artificial intelligence (AI) on students’ learning and teachers’ employment and wellbeing? How to promote the ethical use of learning analytics and artificial intelligence with a view to benefit all students, regardless of their socio-economic background? How to address the risk of cyber-harassment of teachers and other education personnel? How can open and innovative practices be used to promote inclusive education systems? What is the role of education in promoting inclusion and common values? Which role should social partners play in all these issues?

On 24-25 June, 2019 the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, which holds the Secretariat of the Bologna Follow-Up Group until 2020, organised a major event in cooperation with the University of Bologna, the Magna Charta Universitatum, EUA, ESU and other partners for celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Bologna Process.

Fences and walls, detention camps, attacks on NGOs rescuing the lives of those attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in the desperate search for a better life, and inhuman behaviours against migrants and refugees fleeing wars, persecutions and starvation are only some of the events which are worryingly multiplying in today’s Europe. Every day, tirelessly, with commitment and determination, teachers and their unions are at the forefront of the struggle for ensuring all children an educational experience which is meaningful and of a high quality, challenging fears, prejudices, racism and xenophobia, while fostering inclusion and acceptance from the classroom.

World Refugee Day is held every year on 20 June to raise awareness on xxxx. Indeed, access to safe and inclusive learning and working environments are crucial for socio-economic and emotional well-being of refugees and people of a migrant background. In particular, the importance of recognition of refugees’ qualifications is highlighted by the Council of Europe which organises a live debate on the role of education in supporting refugees’ integration.

The mobilisation of 17 June, on the first day of the Baccalaureate written exams, was a real success, both in terms of number of strikers and in terms of number of people joining the rallies, which made it possible to maintain opposition to the ongoing reforms and low wages in France, reported SNES-FSU.