Being an active parent means that you are aware of the environment you and your child live in, you know how to navigate in the world of your child, be it real or virtual, and you are able to support your child by the right guidance when making decisions as well as by your own involvement in certain areas, especially school life in the best interest of your child(ren).

Listening to the wishes of its members EPA has changed its working method and has entered into projects the outcomes of which can be used by all of our members. This autumn’s conference is dedicated to three major areas, active participation as a vehicle of inclusion for all, parental involvement for better learning outcomes, and the challenges of virtual identities and activities. During the conference we will show how these seemingly far topics are interlinked, and participants will have opportunities to find the best way to use the products EPA and our partners developed in their own national contexts. In order to trigger discussion there will be an opportunity to see a local solution and local use of project outcomes for each topic. As EPA Conference attendees know, the organisation will provide room for as much interaction as possible.

Registration is now open.

Registration deadline:

            Friday, 7 October 2016


Preliminary Programme

The conference is held in English.

Friday, November 18th, 2016

10:00                   School visit, including lunch

15:30                   Registration and coffee

16:00                   Official opening …, the President of the hosting association, Fapacel and President of EPA, Eszter Salamon

16:30                   Keynote session

Cyberbullying – Francisco Hernandez Guerrero, Prosecutor for cybercrimes at the Provincial Court of Granada

Active citizenship and Europeans– Mª Elena Gómez Parra, PhD, University of Cordoba, ELICIT+

School as a vehicle of inclusion, findings of the MEMA research project– Miquel Ángel Essomba Gelabert, UAB ERDISC, SIRIUS

18:00                   Coffee break

18:30-19:30         Round table – Opportunities and challenges of the migrant crisis for parents

20:00                   guided tour and informal conference dinner

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

10:00-11:30         Workshop session 1 – Problem focus for international participants

Keynote session for Spanish participants

11:30                   Coffee break

12:00-14:00         Workshop session 2 – Solution focus for all participants

                            One international and one Spanish example in each workshop (presentations, 5-7’ each)

14:00                   Lunch

15:00-18:00         EPA General Assembly – only for EPA members (with one coffee break at elections)


Participation fee:

EUR 90 per person for those eligible to reduced rate

EUR 100 for Spanish participants

EUR 110 per person for non-members and additional participants of members

The participation fee includes lunches on Friday and Saturday, the conference dinner on Friday and coffee breaks.


Single room costs EUR 90 per night incl. breakfast

Double room costs EUR 100 per night incl. breakfast

There is no possibility for booking rooms to be used by more than 2 people.

We are trying to book a limited number of rooms in a hotel that is somewhat cheaper and offering lower standard services. Please indicate in your registration, if you are interested to use this opportunity in case it becomes available.

We are organising bus transfers during the conference, and if you choose to stay in a hotel that you book yourself, please consider that you may not be able to use the bus transfers either.

You can register at this link until 7 October.

Disclaimer: Please note that cancellation is only possible before the registration deadline, 7 October. In case you cancel later, you have to pay the full fee due and also the cost of accommodation booked.

In all organisational questions please contact Brigitte Haider

e-mail: Tel. no:        +43-664 562 4043