Applications are now open for the October 2019 delegation to Cuba. The delegation will take place from 19-26 October. 

Delegation fee

The cost per delegate is £1995 of which £1000 will be covered by the central Union. The remainder will need to be covered by either the delegate themselves, by their district/branch or a combination of the two, determined by decisions taken locally. Nominees are strongly urged to secure funding for the cost of joining the delegation prior to applying. Please note that this fee does not cover all meals.

    Criteria for Delegation Selection

    At its meeting on 28 February 2019, the National Education Union Executive agreed that the following factors would be considered when selecting participants for delegations: 

    • a regional and nations balance
    • a gender balance
    • representation from the diversity of our membership
    • activists who have not been on a union delegation overseas in the last three years to afford opportunities for new activists
    • activists who have made clear pledges during the nomination process on how they will use their experience to engage new members into activism through international solidarity  

    How to apply

    Nominations can only be made by districts or branches. Applications made by individuals without the approval of their district or branch will not be accepted. Please note nomination forms need to be signed by both the Secretary and Treasurer. Nominees must also submit a statement of 200 words (maximum) and include experience of international solidarity work, knowledge of the situation in Cuba and pledged activities upon return. 

    Download nomination form below and for any questions, please  email international@neu.org.uk. The deadline for the receipt of nominations is 17.00 on Friday 10 May 2019.