COVID-19 around the world

The COVID 19 outbreak is a public health crisis quite different than anything Europe has faced for many years. As education personnel and their trade unions grapple with the outbreak, we are supporting and informing member organisations in any way we can.

COVID-19 and the measures to limit the outbreak are having a profound impact on working people in all countries and sectors. The ITUC is tracking the situation at a global level, while ETUC is following events in Europe and pushing for a socially just response from the EU.

The global pandemic is affecting education systems and their staff across the planet. UNESCO are tracking school and university closures. Check out Education International's COVID-19 dossier for a global trade union perspective on the situation, and see their news stream below for curated updates relevant to the education sector. EI has also produced 12 Guiding Principles, offering a roadmap to guide the responses of education unions, governments and partners.