Women's Caucus and Official Opening of the 7th World Congress of Education International

OTTAWA, July 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Under the theme "Unite for Quality Education", the 7th World Congress of Education International (EI) will officially open at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 and run until Sunday, July 26 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. In their opening remarks, EI President, Susan Hopgood, and General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen, as well as many other representatives will share their perspectives on why education should take a prominent role worldwide.

This is the first time Canada hosts the EI World Congress and some 2,000 delegates, observers and guests from around the world will jointly develop union strategies to promote quality of education for all.

Also, the Congress provides media with an excellent opportunity to discover the challenges faced by educators around the world and the common goals shared by representatives of 30 million education workers around the world. Many of the delegates can be available for interviews.


Key events for Tuesday, July 21:

8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.  

Women's Caucus: Plenaries I and II (Ottawa Salon)

1:20 to 4:15 p.m.

Women's Caucus workshops
Engaging men in gender equality work with education unions (Ottawa Salon)
Gender and Education Goals in the New Sustainable Development Framework (Room 211)
Passing on the Baton: mentoring and nurturing the next generation of women leaders in education unions (Room 210)
Privatisation in and of Education and its impact on women and girls (Room 212)

5 p.m. 

Official opening ceremony (Canada Hall rooms 1, 2 and 3)

EI event schedule       





Details of the World Congress:

When: July 21-26, 2015

Where: Ottawa Congress Centre

Theme: Unite for Quality Education

EI Congress Web site: www.ei-ie.org/congress7/

EI Web site: www.ei-ie.org


SOURCE Canadian Teachers' Federation

For further information: EI Headquarters, Brussels: Timo Linsenmaier, 613-806-1873, Andrew King, 613-806-1875; EI Canadian Affiliate organizations: Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) Ottawa: Francine Filion, 613-688-4314; Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) Montreal : Christine Marceau, 514-235-5082; Fédération nationale des enseignantes et des enseignants du Québec, Confédération des syndicats nationaux, (FNEEQ-CSN) Montreal : France Désaulniers, 514-219-2947; Fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d'université (FQPPU) Montreal : Hans-Olivier Poirier Grenier, 514-755-5858; Fédération du personnel professionnel des universités et de la recherche (FPPU) Montreal; Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), Ottawa: Angela Regnier (CAUT), 613 726-5186


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