We regret to inform that our friend and comrade Iván Harsányi, member of ISDUE, passed away on February 15th 2018 at the age of 88.
Iván was a respected member and auditor of ISDUE and a pillar of our work, almost never missing a conference or meeting during all the years.
We all who were allowed to take part in his life, we mourn for a lively, humorous and competent man and friend.
We will respectfully keep him and his work in our memory. Our thoughts are with his family.
The ISDUE - International Social Democratic Union for Education
was founded on July 27th in 1951, Versailles (France), as International Union of Social Democratic Teachers (IUSDT) -- Union internationale des enseignants socialistes -- Unión Internacional de Profesores Socialistas Demócratas -- Internationale Union Sozialistischer Demokratischer Erzieher (IUSDE) .
ISDUE has a worldwide network of national organisations. The members are either social-democratic / socialist Parties, affiliated to the Socialist International, or educational organisations associated to the Parties.
Our aims are to:
unite all socialist educational organisations sharing a political responsibility and an affiliation to a section of the Socialist International;
link internationally all groups of teachers and professors affiliated to the Socialist International and other persons having official educational responsibility;
coordinate efforts of member organizations to use teaching in all countries to promote social justice, respect of human rights, peace and international understanding;
focus educational discussion and work on the new world dimension, including the situation in Europe and problems of developing countries.
advocate optimum education of the individual and improvement in society's standard of education;
prepare the individual for life in society on the basis of equal opportunity;
promote the passing of spiritual and cultural heritage from generation to generation;
emphasize tolerance and cooperation between different groups in multicultural societies and finally to
Realize the idea of democratic socialism;