This online Database of Good Practices contains descriptions and links to practical initiatives on various topics implemented by the ETUCE member organisations. The aim of the work on good practices is to enhance the effective implementation of ETUCE policies by the ETUCE member organisations on national and regional level. This database is to be used by education trade unions as a source of inspiration and as a practical manual of tools and arguments proven successful within education trade unions and in the education sector.

If you would like to feature your good practice in this database, please fill in the form and send it to Victor.Belaud@csee-etuce.org.

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Educate against homophobia

Internal practice
France
SNUipp-FSU
Inclusion in schools/education institutes, Gender-based violence and harassment, Gender equality linked to wider societal issues (e.g. ageing, migration, political situation, religion), Gender stereotypes, Gender-based discrimination, Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and harassment, Integration of LGBTI issues in curricula, Raising awareness and understanding on LGBTI issues
Programme (e.g. nation-wide), Initial and continuous professional development of teachers, academics and other education personnel, Publication, Digital tools (e.g. e-learning platform, MOOC, website), Curriculum, Teaching materials and strategies, Support (material and/or financial) to facilitate access to quality education, Discussion/round table, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members, Gender quotas regulation, Research/collection of data, Dissemination of data
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education
Teachers/trainers, Other educational personnel
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Israeli and German teachers together against racism and anti-Semitism: Confrontation with the Holocaust in education and teaching

External practice
Germany, Israel
GEW, ITU
Inclusion in schools/education institutes, Xenophobia, racism and prejudices, Integration of culturally sensitive content in curricula
Project, Initial and continuous professional development of teachers, academics and other education personnel, Teaching materials and strategies, Discussion/round table, Research/collection of data
Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
Teachers/trainers
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Kuulumisia

External practice
Finland
OAJ
Targeted support for students from migrant/refugee background and ethnic minority groups, Targeted support for education personnel from migrant/refugee background and ethnic minority groups
Initial and continuous professional development of teachers, academics and other education personnel, Research/collection of data
Secondary education
Teachers/trainers, Other educational personnel
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Forsa Survey: Inclusion 2020

External practice
Germany
VBE
Inclusion in schools/education institutes, Inclusion in trade unions, Inclusion in emergency situations (e.g. COVID 19, environmental disasters, etc.), Inclusion of students with special needs, Inclusion of teachers, academics, and other education personnel with special needs, Inclusion of members with special needs in trade union work, The physical (classroom and school) environment, Xenophobia, racism and prejudices, Cultural and social attitudes, Linguistic barriers, Recognition of qualifications, Targeted support for students from migrant/refugee background and ethnic minority groups, Targeted support for education personnel from migrant/refugee background and ethnic minority groups, Inclusion of members from migrant/refugee background and ethnic minority groups in trade union work, Integration of culturally sensitive content in curricula, Support for education in refugee reception centres, Understanding socio-economic disadvantage, Supporting students from a disadvantaged socio-economic background
Publication, Research/collection of data, Evaluation and assessment
Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
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Black Teachers’ Consultation Conference

Internal practice
United Kingdom
NASUWT
Xenophobia, racism and prejudices, Cultural and social attitudes, Linguistic barriers, Recognition of qualifications, Targeted support for students from migrant/refugee background and ethnic minority groups, Targeted support for education personnel from migrant/refugee background and ethnic minority groups, Inclusion of members from migrant/refugee background and ethnic minority groups in trade union work, Integration of culturally sensitive content in curricula, Support for education in refugee reception centres
Legislation/policy/strategy/funding, Programme (e.g. nation-wide), Initial and continuous professional development of teachers, academics and other education personnel, Digital tools (e.g. e-learning platform, MOOC, website), Curriculum, Support (material and/or financial) to facilitate access to quality education, Discussion/round table, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members, Research/collection of data, Dissemination of data, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, Equality strategy/action plan
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
Teachers/trainers, Other educational personnel, School leaders, Trade Union members, Stakeholders
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Inclusion of LGBTI teaching staff

Internal practice
United Kingdom
NASUWT
Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and harassment, Integration of LGBTI issues in curricula, Raising awareness and understanding on LGBTI issues, Safe and healthy working environment for LGBTI teachers, academics, and other education personnel, Inclusion of LGBTI members in trade union work
Legislation/policy/strategy/funding, Campaign, Project, Initial and continuous professional development of teachers, academics and other education personnel, Digital tools (e.g. e-learning platform, MOOC, website), Curriculum, Teaching materials and strategies, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members, Research/collection of data, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Specific arrangements to facilitate participation in trade union’s work and decision-making process, Equality strategy/action plan, Lobbying education authorities
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
Teachers/trainers, School leaders, Trade Union members, Education employers
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How do You feel Educator, Teacher? a survey conducted by the Teacher's Trade Union concerning the effects of the second wave of Coronavirus 19 on educators and teachers

Internal practice
Hungary
SEH
Inclusion in emergency situations (e.g. COVID 19, environmental disasters, etc.)
Campaign, Project, Research/collection of data
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
Teachers/trainers, School leaders, Trade Union members, Education employers
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Gender discrimination in the Ministry of Education

Internal practice
Spain
F.E.CC.OO
Vertical segregation in the teaching profession, Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession, Gender equality in decision-making positions in education trade union, Gender-based discrimination
Gender quotas regulation, Research/collection of data, Dissemination of data, Social dialogue negotiations on the institutional level, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Equality strategy/action plan, Lobbying education authorities
Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
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Extending the ‘School Meals Scheme’

External practice
Ireland
INTO
Inclusion in schools/education institutes, Supporting students from a disadvantaged socio-economic background
Campaign, Publication, Teaching materials and strategies, Support (material and/or financial) to facilitate access to quality education, Research/collection of data, Cooperation with other stakeholders (e.g. families, social services), Social dialogue negotiations on the institutional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the regional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education
Teachers/trainers, School leaders, Trade Union members, Parents/carers/families, Students/learners
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Homelessness in the Classroom

External practice
Homelessness in the classroom
Ireland
INTO
Inclusion in emergency situations (e.g. COVID 19, environmental disasters, etc.), Understanding socio-economic disadvantage, Supporting students from a disadvantaged socio-economic background
Campaign, Publication, Teaching materials and strategies, Support (material and/or financial) to facilitate access to quality education, Research/collection of data, Cooperation with other stakeholders (e.g. families, social services), Social dialogue negotiations on the institutional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the regional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level
Primary education
Teachers/trainers, School leaders, Trade Union members, Parents/carers/families, Students/learners
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The LGBT+ Inclusive School

Internal practice
Ireland
INTO
Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and harassment, Integration of LGBTI issues in curricula, Raising awareness and understanding on LGBTI issues, Safe and healthy working environment for LGBTI teachers, academics, and other education personnel, Inclusion of LGBTI members in trade union work
Initial and continuous professional development of teachers, academics and other education personnel, Curriculum, Research/collection of data, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors
Primary education
Teachers/trainers, School leaders, Trade Union members
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The EIS PACT Project- equity-related professional learning for the teaching profession

Internal practice
United Kingdom
EIS
Inclusion in schools/education institutes, Inclusion in trade unions, Inclusion in emergency situations (e.g. COVID 19, environmental disasters, etc.), Understanding socio-economic disadvantage, Supporting students from a disadvantaged socio-economic background
Initial and continuous professional development of teachers, academics and other education personnel, Digital tools (e.g. e-learning platform, MOOC, website), Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members, Research/collection of data
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education
Teachers/trainers, Trade Union members
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Creating a sense of place and belonging

External practice
United Kingdom
NEU
Inclusion in schools/education institutes
Campaign, Project, Research/collection of data
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education
Teachers/trainers, Other educational personnel, School leaders, Trade Union members
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Teachers mobilise for the rights of refugees

External practice
Poland
ZNP
Inclusion in schools/education institutes, Inclusion of members with special needs in trade union work
Legislation/policy/strategy/funding, Project, Programme (e.g. nation-wide), Initial and continuous professional development of teachers, academics and other education personnel, Publication, Digital tools (e.g. e-learning platform, MOOC, website), Teaching materials and strategies, Support (material and/or financial) to facilitate access to quality education, Discussion/round table, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members, Research/collection of data, Dissemination of data, Cooperation with other stakeholders (e.g. families, social services), Evaluation and assessment, Social dialogue negotiations on the regional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Specific arrangements to facilitate participation in trade union’s work and decision-making process, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, Lobbying education authorities
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
Teachers/trainers, Other educational personnel, School leaders, Trade Union members, Stakeholders
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GET UP project

External practice
European Minimum Standard of Competences on Gender Equality for professionals acting in transition phases, GET UP project outcome
Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Malta
LESTU, MUT, UIL-Scuola
Gender stereotypes
Dissemination of data, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, Project, Publication, Research/collection of data, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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Creation of an equalities department named “Mujer y Políticas Sociales”

Internal practice
FeSP-UGT Promotion for Women's Day 2018
Spain
Fesp-UGT
Gender equality in decision-making positions in education trade union, Gender equality in the wider labour market, Gender equality linked to wider societal issues (e.g. ageing, migration, political situation, religion), Gender pay and pension gap, Gender stereotypes, Gender-based discrimination, Gender-based violence and harassment, Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession, Vertical segregation in the teaching profession, Work-life balance
Campaign, Dissemination of data, Equality strategy/action plan, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, Gender equality/equality structure within trade union, Lobbying education authorities, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Publication, Research/collection of data, Social dialogue negotiations on the institutional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Social dialogue negotiations on the regional level, Specific arrangements to facilitate participation in trade union’s work and decision-making process, Trade union actions (e.g. demonstration, strike), Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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Collection of data on female professors

External practice
Norway
NAR
Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession
Dissemination of data, Lobbying education authorities, Research/collection of data
Higher education
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Empowering female union members

Internal practice
TUS' Women's Corner: https://sind-obr.org.rs/
Serbia
TUS
Gender equality in decision-making positions in education trade union, Vertical segregation in the teaching profession
Dissemination of data, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, Gender equality/equality structure within trade union, Lobbying education authorities, Publication, Research/collection of data, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Higher education
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Equality road map

External practice
Finland
OAJ
Gender equality in decision-making positions in education trade union, Gender equality in the wider labour market, Gender equality linked to wider societal issues (e.g. ageing, migration, political situation, religion), Gender pay and pension gap, Gender stereotypes, Gender-based discrimination, Gender-based violence and harassment, Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession, Vertical segregation in the teaching profession, Work-life balance
Campaign, Dissemination of data, Equality strategy/action plan, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, Lobbying education authorities, Publication, Research/collection of data
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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Creating a dedicated department for equality in the union

Internal practice
Taken from NEU's webpage dedicated to equality issues
United Kingdom
NEU
Gender equality in decision-making positions in education trade union
Equality strategy/action plan, Gender equality/equality structure within trade union, Lobbying education authorities, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Publication, Research/collection of data, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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A package of measures to improve work-life balance

External practice
HEA National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions
Ireland
TUI
Work-life balance
Dissemination of data, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, Gender equality/equality structure within trade union, Lobbying education authorities, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Research/collection of data, Social dialogue negotiations on the institutional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members
Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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A package of measures to improve work-life balance (Research)

External practice
Leave provisions on TUI website
Ireland
TUI
Work-life balance
Dissemination of data, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Publication, Research/collection of data, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level
Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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A package of measures to promote gender equality issues in the education system in Scotland

External practice
Get It Right For Girls report
United Kingdom
EIS
Gender pay and pension gap, Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession, Vertical segregation in the teaching profession, Work-life balance
Campaign, Dissemination of data, Exchanging good practices within trade union/with other actors, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Publication, Research/collection of data, Social dialogue negotiations on the institutional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the regional level, Specific arrangements to facilitate participation in trade union’s work and decision-making process, Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
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