The project “Education for Social Change: The role of Education Trade Unions in addressing sustainable environmental development” aims at building the capacity of education trade unions to prepare their affiliates to address environmental questions and climate emergency for sustainable development in education and training through social dialogue and collective bargaining with the view to address the impact that climate emergency and environmental sustainability measures have on the education sector in the European region

Advisory Group

  • Jean-Luc Barbery ACOD—Onderwijs Belgium
  • Jacob Svejstrup DLF Denmark
  • Claudio Franchi FLC-CGIL Italy
  • Damijana Meza ESTUS Slovenia


This project is funded with support from the European Commission.

A 2-day online Conference on 22-23 April 2021 kicks off the project to identify current practices and policies related to addressing the environmental issues and sustainable development in the education system at national level and the challenges faced by education trade unions related to the impact of environmental issues on the education sector. The Conference also informs the research and all project activities on priority areas to address as regards to environmental awareness, education on climate emergency and sustainable environmental development, the impact of climate emergency on the education sector, professional development and support on these topics for teachers, academics, and other education personnel, and addressing sustainable environmental development in internal policies of education trade union

Read the Conference Report