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1 Fighting youth unemployment via quality VET Agnes Roman Coordinator, ETUCE

2 1. Effect of the economic and financial crisis in the education and training 2. Unite for Quality Education 3. Quality VET 4. Alliance for Apprenticeship

3 1. Effect of the economic and financial crisis in the education and training ETUCE SURVEY THE CONTINUED IMPACT OF THE CRISIS ON TEACHERS IN EUROPE Background: 2012 – need of change of mindset ETUCE Survey 2012: Effect of the crisis on the teaching profession ETUCE Survey 2012: Effect of the crisis on education of teachers Rethinking Education – Staff Working Document on Teachers

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7 Privatisation in education between Privatisation in education between Bulgaria Cyprus Germany Greece Finland Lithuania Malta Poland Portugal Romania Spain Turkey UK Bulgaria Greece Ireland Spain

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11 2. Unite for Quality Education ETUCE 10 key messages on What is needed to improve the Quality of Education in Europe:10 key messages - Education as a human right - Access for all - Sustainable financing - Quality Teaching, Quality Tools for Teaching and Learning and Quality Environments for Teaching and Learning 2014 European Parliament (EP) elections: a simple electronic pledge

12 2. Unite for Quality Education

13 3. Quality VET ETUCE policy paper on VET – European teacher trade unions should raise awareness for the higher status of the VET sector, campaign for recognition of the higher status of teachers, especially of VET teachers in society and among politicians urge governments to facilitate the improvement of VET schools to be lifelong learning environments for young and adult students, teachers, trainers and school leaders.

14 3. Quality VET ETUCE policy paper on VET – European teacher trade unions should take steps to lower the student:teacher ratios in VET classes to secure the health and safety of students, raise the quality of teaching and contribute to a better working environment for teachers. urge governments to assist and keep high standard in VET and to maintain high investment in VET schools/institutions, equipment and infrastructure. play an essential role in the formation of funding strategies for VET and make sure that trade unions are consulted. monitor the increase of private sector initiatives in VET initiate and maintain tripartite social dialogue in VET

15 3. Quality VET ETUCE policy paper on VET – European teacher trade unions should take steps to lower the student:teacher ratios in VET classes to secure the health and safety of students, raise the quality of teaching and contribute to a better working environment for teachers. urge governments to assist and keep high standard in VET and to maintain high investment in VET schools/institutions, equipment and infrastructure. initiate and maintain tripartite social dialogue in VET

16 3. Quality VET ETUCE policy paper on VET – European teacher trade unions should provide relevant information to teachers, future teachers and VET students (as future workers) on their working rights and of the importance of the membership in trade unions demand appropriate working conditions and rewarding pay of VET teachers and trainers, apprentices pay special attention to the recruitment of teachers for VET

17 4. Alliance for Apprenticeship ETUCE Pledge raise awareness about the European Alliance for Apprenticeships and motivate teachers and teacher trade unions to work towards more quality, accessible and fair apprenticeships in their countries. 1-year European campaign on 5 October 2013 entitled Unite for Quality Education - part of a global campaign of Education International.

18 4. Alliance for Apprenticeship ETUCE Pledge ETUCE and its member organisations will continue to promote among the teachers - To ensure quality apprenticeship places in the enterprises. - To get in contact with enterprises to provide apprenticeship place to VET students, to improve their technical knowledge, and to ensure continuing broader based learning; - To improve quality teaching in VET;

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