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    Latin America: call for joint strategies for quality education

    From left to right: Brígida Rivera, Vice-President of the Regional Committee for Latin America, Hugo Yasky, President of the Regional Committee and Haldis Host, UEN Vicepresident, Norway

    The President of the Regional Committee in Latin America, Hugo Yasky, has called for a joint trade union strategy to promote quality public education within the region. At the opening of the Committee’s annual meeting on 7 May, Yasky emphasised education unions’ crucial role in “defending the fundamental right to education”.

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    Together preventing third-party violence in schools

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    Participants shared good practices at a seminar on how to prevent and mitigate third-party violence in schools. The seminar, organised by EI's European Region, ETUCE, was attended by representatives from both teacher unions and education employers on 26 April in Warsaw, Poland.

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    Bahrain: BTA court case postponed for fourth time to 30 May

    Image by Mahmood Al-Yousif via Flickr

    EI has learned that the Supreme Criminal Appeals Court has adjourned the case of Mahdi Issa Abu Dheeb and Jalila Al-Salman, from the Bahraini Teachers Association (BTA), to 30 May, and refused to release Mahdi on bail once more. Both were arrested after a crackdown by authorities following pro-democracy demonstrations.

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    Investing in higher education for the future

    Participants at the EHEA Ministerial Conference and Third Bologna Policy Forum

    The Ministers responsible for higher education in the 47 countries of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) adopted the Bucharest Communiqué – the highest political statement legitimising actions by governments across EHEA.

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