Steffen Handal is the President of Union of Education Norway, which represents more than 160,000 members from early childhood to higher education. He was a board member in the local branch of Union of Education Norway Oslo from 2006-2009, and a member of the Executive Board 2009-2012.
He is trained as a primary school teacher and has taught students from grades four through ten. Mr. Handal also has experience with teaching adult immigrants. As a teacher and a unionist, Handal is particularly engaged in early childhood education policies, teacher professionalism and professional ethics.
Handal represented Norway in the ETUCE committee from 2011 - 2015, and he is also a board member of the NLS, Nordic Teachers’ Council.