This project is concerned with the experiences of education trade unions as they seek to respond to changes in the world of work of teachers and other education personnel. It promotes the sharing of experiences and of strategies being adopted by education trade unions as they engage in a process of renewal to maintain their strength at the bargaining table and their ability to shape public policy, including the support of universal, free, quality education. The project activities resulted in a ETUCE Action plan on organising and renewal.

Advisory Group

  • Dorien König AOb Netherlands
  • Claudio Franchi FLC-CGIL Italy
  • Dorota Obidniak ZNP Poland
  • Elina Stock GEW Germany
  • Rodrigo Seoane Ruano FECCOO Spain
  • Rob Copeland UCU UK
  • Elis Randma EEPU Estonia


The project is co-financed by the European Commission.

Related topics

On 9-10 May 2019, around 50 representatives from ETUCE member organisations in EU/EFTA and EU-candidate countries  gathered in Brussels for the Kick-off Conference launching the EU-funded ETUCE project “YOUR TURN! Teachers for trade union renewal”. Participants exchanged on current practices and policies related to employment and job quality; and how these changes affect organising and trade union renewal across Europe. While discussing the changing world of work for teachers and other education personnel, and the challenges it poses to trade unions and industrial relations traditional models, they identified priority areas on which the project could focus in the next two years. The project research team from the University of Nottingham, and expertise from ETUC enriched the participants’ discussions.


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