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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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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Education during a pandemic

Internal practice
Poland
ZNP
Inclusion in emergency situations (e.g. COVID 19, environmental disasters, etc.), Inclusion of students with special needs, Inclusion of members from migrant/refugee background and ethnic minority groups in trade union work, Support for education in refugee reception centres, Supporting students from a disadvantaged socio-economic background
Initial and continuous professional development of teachers, academics and other education personnel, Publication, Digital tools (e.g. e-learning platform, MOOC, website), Support (material and/or financial) to facilitate access to quality education, Dissemination 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, Trade union actions (e.g. demonstration, strike), Equality strategy/action plan, Lobbying education authorities
Early-childhood/Pre-primary education, Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training, Higher education
Teachers/trainers, School leaders, Trade Union members, Parents/carers/families, Education employers, Stakeholders
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The sovereign consults - good law builds

External practice
Poland
ZNP
Work-life balance, Vertical segregation in the teaching profession, Horizontal segregation in the teaching profession, Gender equality in decision-making positions in education trade union
Project, 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), Training/Discussion/Roundtable for trade union members, Dissemination 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, Specific arrangements to facilitate participation in trade union’s work and decision-making process, 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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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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Actions to tackle vertical segregation

External practice
Netherlands
AOb
Vertical segregation in the teaching profession
Campaign, Lobbying education authorities, Monitoring the implementation of provisions on gender equality in collective agreements, Social dialogue negotiations on the institutional level, Social dialogue negotiations on the national level
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 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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Creating a dedicated department for equality in the union

Internal practice
FSLE Equality department - Chart
Romania
FSLE
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, Project, Publication, Social dialogue negotiations on the institutional 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
Primary education, Secondary education, Vocational education and training
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