The EIS conducts a certain amount of its international work through TUC and STUC, but the principal avenue for this is through our affiliation to the teachers’ international organisation, Education International (EI).
EI is the largest of the teacher internationals and politically non-aligned. It represents the views of member organisations to international and world bodies such as the ILO, UN, UNESCO, EC and so on. With 30 million members, it is the largest trade union specialist ‘voice’ in the world.
The EIS is a founder member of EI and is represented on the ETUCE Executive. EI organises seminars on topics of current interest, the documents and resolutions of which are discussed at the European Conference. A World Assembly is held every two years.
EI is the principal teachers solidarity organisation, assisting teachers and their families across the world.
More information on the activities of the EI is available on their website at www.ei-ie.org