In 2004, the ETUCE launched the Campaign Europe Needs Teachers! This Campaign has served as an excellent platform for the ETUCE to draw attention to teacher education at EU level by recommending three main priority areas of action:
- Improving initial teacher education to ensure high-quality pedagogical and professional training of new teachers;
- Recruiting and retaining a sufficient supply of qualified teachers in order to maintain and improve the quality of the teaching profession;
- Ensuring that professional development is an entitlement for teachers and that it is integrated into the teaching profession.