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.

In the framework of two training workshops (Rome and Copenhagen) to be organised in 2022, ETUCE member organisations have the opportunity to discuss the outcomes of the online survey and enrich the survey report with specific country cases, as well as undertake preliminary discussions to prepare the guidelines for education trade unions on addressing the environmental issues and sustainable development. Furthermore, the training workshops offer the opportunity to share good practices on supporting and building the capacity and knowledge of their affiliates to address the environmental issues and sustainable development in education, as well as on addressing the impact of environmental problems on education institutions and teachers, academics, and other education personnel.