Training on gender equality and leadership

Internal practice


Ongoing since 2012.

Reason it was developed

FSLE is a nationally representative trade union organisation in the education sector in Romania. It includes 172,000 members organized into 62 unions at the county level. FSLE is the biggest union in Romania, covering over 60% of all employees in education sector. However, women were traditionally under-represented in leadership functions.


564 teachers and trade union activists received training on gender equality and leadership and acquired abilities and competencies.


• The number of women candidates at the position of county level trade union leader increased by 15%; • The number of women elected in the highest decision body at national level increased from 1 to 5; • For the first time in the organisation’s history a woman was elected as General Secretary.


Internal and European funding.


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