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 there are two areas covered in relation to reconciling work and family life, namely on the one hand demanding legal structures and resources guaranteeing that…

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 (EPA) has reviewed its policy and activities to formulate a list of necessary measures in order to provide our children with an upbringing ensuring that…

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, ethnic, social background, disability, nationality, beliefs, gender orientation or economic position. Parents have the duty to raise their children towards a sense of responsibility for…

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 not only for physical, but also for social, emotional and cognitive development in later ages. A good start is best provided by parents in the…

Lifelong Learning Platform

Lifelong Learning Platform Eszter Salamon was elected to be a member of the Steering Committee for 2015-2018   Steering Committee The Steering Committee is the administrative body of the platform. It is composed of 9 people representing member networks. The Committee is in charge of the daily administrative tasks of the association and of the…

Social Platform

Social Platform Eszter Salamon was elected Vice President, member of the Management Committee for one year in April 2016. The role of the Management Committee is to prepare the draft work plan, budget and accounts, to supervise the daily management of Social Platform, and to represent the organisation externally. Management Committee members are elected by…

FamilyEduNet

FamilyEduNet Families for Educational Success – the EUXarxa Clau FamilyEduNet – Families for Educational Success (2014-2016) was a European project, financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, aiming at the upscaling of the successful XarxaClau project of FAPAC. The objectives of the project: to create a network of organisations to accompany, follow and…

ParentNets

ParentNets Supporting parenting in the digital age The main objective is to cover a necessity addressed in the on-line environment. Many young people are interacting electronically through tools that their parents are not aware of its working and risks, therefore, are not able to control. ParentNets aims to be innovative, as there are no programs so…

EPNoSL

EPNoSL The European Policy Network on School Leadership (EPNoSL) was aiming at improving school leadership in Europe through a collaborative network in which members co-construct, manage and share knowledge intended to inform policy in the area of school leadership. The term “School Leadership” refers to the process of strategically using the unique skills and knowledge of…

ELICIT Plus

ELICIT Plus European Literacy and Citizenship Training ELICIT Plus is a follow-up project of ELICIT, a programme funded in the framework of the Comenius Programme of the European Union. It is aiming at using the framework constructed in the first project and utilising as much available material to offer trainings for pre-service and in-service teachers…

ParentHelp

ParentHelp Parents’ Compass – supporting newly arrived migrants, especially parents and families to start their normal life The core of the project is a multilingual website that collects basic information for parents offering help, and will also offer templates to be downloaded and printed with basic information in the languages of newly arrived migrants. In most…

SEQUENCES

SEQUENCES This early childhood education and care (ECEC) project is aiming to provide European ECEC private and public services with adequate tools for self and external evaluation of quality, with the direct involvement of providers and relevant stakeholders as quality development partners; to define a set of adequate tools to be put into practice by…

ELITe

ELITe Enhancing Learning In Teaching via e-inquiries The overall goal of the ELITe Strategic Partnership is to support teachers’ professional learning for competence development, targeting specifically in-service educators in the STEM domain. It seeks to address the following objectives: To deepen understandings on the requirements for STEM teachers competence development at national levels, as conceptualized and…

Open School Doors

Open School Doors Open School Doors, following the findings of EU report (2010/2011) tackling the issues of equity and social cohesion, aims at enabling parents with a migrant background to be more actively involved in their children education, and at the same time offering them the chance to improve their ICT skills, leading thus to…

ELPIDA

ELPIDA E‐learning platform for intellectual disability awareness Through this project, 6 organizations from 5 European countries come together to produce an e-learning platform for parents with children with intellectual disability. The e-platform will contain 6 modules aiming at providing training, awareness raising and/or attitude change and they will be covering areas such as early intervention,…

Integrat-ED

Integrat-ED Contributing to the increase of active participation of newly arrived third country national children in society The project is aiming at Fostering the successful participation of newly arrived third country national children in education Contributing to the combatting of discrimination against third country national children in the educational environment

Claudio Masotti

Vice President I was born in Carrara (Tuscany) in 1956 and since 1960 I am living in Milano. I am married with Iole and we together raised two children. Chiara is 30 years old. She got married in 2015 and she is now living with her husband in Los Angeles. Davide is 28 years old…

Arja Krauchenberg

Vice President I`ve been active in parents’ associations for the past 20 years in Austria as well as abroad I’ve gained experience with different school systems in several countries. Trained as a linguist in romance languages my particular interests are intercultural communication and plurilinguism in our society, fostering the mutual understanding and developping ways of…

Mette With Hagensen

Vice President I am the proud mother of 3 children, they are the biggest gift in life and the biggest challenge in life. I share my professional life between teaching business and economics in high school and being president of the national organisation for school boards and parents, Skole og Forældre, in Denmark.

José-Manuel Prats

Vice President, Vice President, Secretary 30 years ago, when Fapel was founded, my parents were involved as volunteers in all the work of their parents association. When I joined Fapel in 2005 and i knew it involvement in EPA, this encouraged me to attend regularly the GA, where I saw the great potential for EPA…

Janko Korošec

Vice President, Treasurer     I was born in 1963 in Ljubljana and I`ve lived there ever since. With my wife we have two sons. I got involved in school life of our children more intensively when our younger son entered the school, at the middle of the last decade. Since then, I have participated…