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Debunk the far-right. Reinforce trade union power

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The training course “Debunk the far-right. Reinforce trade union power” organized by the ETUI in cooperation with CGT, FGTB, Maßß and ÖGB took place from 29 to 31 October 2018 in Courcelles, France. It focussed on trade-union strategies and practices to counter far-right ideas and political actions which is even more pressing due to the coming European Parliament elections. The course consists of three parts. During a first workshop participants analyse the far-right ideology and practice in opposition to trade unions values and practices and then they split into transnational working groups. In a second workshop the activities of the working groups are assessed and trade union capacities for countering the far-right reinforced.

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Gamification and Foresight: EDU days conference hears about ways of changing the present and preparing for the future

The need to prepare for a world of change and uncertainty was a key theme of the ETUI’s ‘EDU days 2018’ conference for trade union trainers held in Vilnius on 17-19 October. Over 70 participants from across Europe were briefed on future scenarios for the world of work from the ETUI’s Foresight Unit. They were also introduced to the concept of ‘gamification’ – using games as part of training courses to develop collaborative and strategic ways of working.

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Follow LIVE the first day of the EDU Days online

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The EDU Days conference of the ETUI Education department is taking place from 17 to 19 October in Vilnius. The sessions will be broadcasted live on this page.

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How to ensure health and safety standards for migrant workers?

The workshop which took place on 18 and 19 September in Krakow (Poland) brought together health and safety union representatives, trade union officials, labour inspectors and employer organisation representatives to discuss measures and actions ensuring the respect of health and safety standards for migrant workers.

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Coordination syndicale en matière de salaires au sein de l'UE : un argument en faveur de salaires décents

A la fin du mois d'août, des syndicalistes expérimentés de 13 pays se sont réunis pour faire le point sur la coordination des politiques syndicales en matière de bas salaires au niveau européen.

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‘Training through Gaming’: ETUI’s EduDays conference to showcase using video games as a training aid

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Next month’s conference organised by the ETUI’s Education Department will show trade union trainers how video games can be a useful educational tool in preparing trainees for the workplace of the future. The EduDays 2018 conference, which takes place in Vilnius from 17-19 October, will include presentations and hands-on demonstrations from experts in the emerging field of using games to develop social and cognitive skills.

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Education course programme 2018-2019


ETUI Education course programme is available for downloading

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ETUI further develops its online learning project

The ETUI Education department has opened a new phase of its project for develop online learning for unions launched in 2015. A first course addressed to union trainers dealing with online training took place in late May and early June. This initiative aimed at sharing knowledge and best practice among training organisations.

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Developing new capacities to represent young workers

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Twenty-six young members of the European Federation for Food, Agriculture and Turism (EFFAT), from 10 different countries, met in Leuven this month to discuss their training needs for developing new capacities to represent young workers.

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