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The Best Interest of the Young Child

Position Paper on Early Childhood Education and Care Needs and Provisions from the Parents’ Perspective Setting the scene: A good start in life is crucial for well-being, but is also crucial…

Parents Rights Charter

Rights and duties of parents in Europe Parents have the right to raise their children in a society without discrimination on the grounds of the color of their skin, sex,…

Manifesto 2015

of European Parents for a European Future of Our Children in the 21st Century Celebrating 30 years of being the sole representative of parents in Europe, the European Parents’ Association…

Balancing Work and Family Life

EPA Reconciliation Package One of the main EPA policy documents highlighting the issues European parents are facing is the Leave of Absence manifesto, dating back to 2009. In this document…

Position Paper on Cyberbullying and Social Networks

Introduction We live in a globalized, open world, full of opportunities and with unlimited access to a significant amount of information. Our children are members of social networks, and despite…

Leave of Absence

Resolution for the overall recognition of a legal basis for the parents as representative Pointing out the obligation to the States to guarantee the respect of the educative activities and…

Appeal of Vienna

on Reform of Final Examinations in Secondary Education Representatives of parents’ organisations, teachers and students as well as of ministries and universities from German speaking European countries joined a conference…

Declaration of Zaragoza – 2008

Parents have the right to educate their children according to their principles and moral, philosophical, religious or pedagogical convictions and, therefore, to choose the children’s school and manner of education.…

Resolution on Vacations

European guidelines about Holiday schemes - European School Vacation Schedule in the Interest of Students submitted by APA as resolution – accepted as a EPA position paper (April 22, 2006 at…

Manifesto 2000

European Parents Association PRESIDENTS' CONFERENCE Brussels – 19 & 20 February 2000 49 Presidents of 21 Countries representing the national parents associations, members of EPA, met at the European level…