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

July 21, 2015

Ottawa 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 be 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 http://www.ei-ie.org/congress7/en/theprogramme/fullprogramme
Resolutions http://www.ei-ie.org/congress7/en/publications/resolutions

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

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Contacts:

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