Resolution on EI Structures

published 25 July 2011 updated 31 March 2017

The 6th Education International (EI) World Congress meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, from 22nd to 26th July 2011: Recognising (i) That Education International is an organisation of organisations, consisting of over 400 members representing teachers and other education workers in over 170 countries and territories throughout the world; (ii) That the governing bodies at world and regional level are composed of the leaders/representatives of national member organisations (iii) That the democratic nature of Education International and the representativeness of the governing bodies determine the strength of the International, and that the role and functions of the members and officers of the governing bodies determine the organisation’s effectiveness in carrying out its many tasks Noting (iv) That democratic structures, roles and responsibilities of officials be evaluated from time to time Mandates the Executive Board (v) To establish from among its own members a working group, consisting of two representatives from each region together with the EI President and General Secretary. (vi) The purpose of the working group is to examine: • The structure and representativeness of the Executive Board, including the allocation of regional and open seats, the role and functions of the Officers and other members of the Board, and the financial implications of changes in any of the existing arrangements; • The role and functions of the regional and sub-regional structures. Including the role and responsibilities of the regional committees and regional staffs and the financial implications of changes in any of the existing arrangements; • Possibilities of further transparency in the EI internal decision-making procedures and routines, including the strategies for and effectiveness of the channels of information and communication • Whether there is a scope for improving the member organisations’ opportunities to take part in the EI’s decision-making processes and whether EI’s capacity to implement decisions can be further improved; • The working group will include in its process: - Opportunities for member organisation input, including at regional conferences or regional board meetings. - At interim report will be sent to member organisations by January 2014 (vii) To consider any recommendations from the working group and report there on to the next World Congress; (viii) To submit for the consideration of the next World Congress any proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-laws, which would be necessary in order to implement the recommendations of the working group. (ix) The working group will convene meetings in person and electronically to fulfil the charges of this resolution in a cost-effective manner.