GA and Conference Dublin 2013 – Report

Joyce Epstein`s presentation on school partnership can be found here Harold Hislop`s presentation on parental involvement in Ireland can be found here WS 1 report by Arja Krauchenberg can be found here WS 2 report by Tommy Walshe can be found here WS 3 reporte by Benedikte Ask Skotte can be found here

EPA meeting with PASS

EPA to co-organize the final conference of PASS in November 2012 on the subject of parents as primary educators. On Eastermonday EPA-President Johannes Theiner joined a coordinating meeting with the project team of PASS (Parents As Succseeful TeacherS). The meeting takes place in Mataró, a village close to Barcelona. EPA is partner in the project…

APCCS Anniversary in Malta

APCCS, the Maltese Association of Parents of Children in Church Schools, celebrates its tenth anniversary. By this occasion a conference was held titled: Parental involvement in school … to enable our children to reach their full potential (Il-Parteċipazzjoni tal-ġenituri fl-Iskola … biex it-tfal jilħqu l-milja tagħhom) EPA President Johannes Theiner was invited by APCCS-President Doreen…

EUCIS-LLL Conference in Leuven – 14 May 2012

More than 100 participants attended the Annual Conference organised by the European Platform EUCIS-LLL in Leuven in the day before the GA of this association. More than 100 participants attended the Annual Conference organised by the European Platform EUCIS-LLL in Leuven in the day before the GA of this association. “Social Innovation for Active Inclusion…

Assessment and Evaluation in School

Please find the essential results of the European Conference Assessment and Evaluation in School Parental Involvement for a New Culture of Evaluation in Europe held on March 25th and 26th, 2011 in Budapest Press Release in English Press Release in German Press Release in Hungarian EPA thanks ESZME for the brilliant organisation. and acknowledges the acceptance…

Public Hearing at the European Parliament – 6 June 2012

EPA-President Johannes Theiner was invited by Joanna Skrzydlewska to contribute to a Public Hearing dealing with Sexualisation of Girls. EPA-President Johannes Theiner was invited by Joanna Skrzydlewska to contribute to a Public Hearing dealing with Sexualisation of Girls. The hearing was organised by EPP-FEMM, The European People`s Parties working group on women`s rights and attended…

Press release from Obessu Etuce and EPA

Parents, students and teachers contributions to the European Commission initiativ EU 2020 Digital Agenda. The European Commission`s Directorate General on Information Society (DG INFSO) had invited representatives from school partners to the1st Digital Agenda Assembly held in Brussels on June 16/17, 2011. After a shared panel in the working group 8 “Mainstreaming e-Learning in education and training”…

A Child`s World – 27 June 2012

EPA President Johannes Theiner was invited to Aberystwyth University in Wales to the conference “A Child`s World … Working Together for a Better Future”. EPA President Johannes Theiner was invited to Aberystwyth University in Wales to the conference “A Child`s World … Working Together for a Better Future” The theme complies with our parental concerns.A…

2011: Year of volunteering

The Leave of Absence is EPS’s programmatic document for 2011 – the Europen Year of Volunteering. After a number of discussions in meetings and workshops the General Assembly in Copenhagen/Denmark passed the resolution on the right of parents in the educational systems. It refers to the need for the individual to interact with school on…

Eurofound meeting in Brussels

The concept of parent participation is an essential quality in all parenting issues. Eurofound had invited EPA-president Johannes Theiner to join the reflection on a research survey about “Parenting Support and Education in Europe”. This study had been ordered on behalf of the European Commission to gain an overview on different systems, strategies and projects…

EPA conference and General Assembly in Hamburg

EPA conference and General Assembly in Hamburg   The conference was dedicated to the topic Integration and Inclusion in School. The autumn conference and General Assembly in Hamburg were dedicated to the topic “Integration and Inclusion in School”. About 100 attendents took part in this meeting. EPA delegates from all over Europe met a strong…

PASS Conference 2012 – Invitation

EPA hosts the final conference of the European project Parents as Successful TeacherS (PASS) November 16th-17th You are invited to join education professionals and European parents for an international conference “A Path for the Learning Family: Parents as Providers of Early Language Learning and Development of Thinking” to take place in Austria, Vienna on November…

Common messages on the `Erasmus for all` programme

The label LifeLongLearning should be kept alive. EPA is member in the European platform EUCIS-LLL bringing together 30 European stakeholder associations active in education and concerned of Active European Citizenship. Among the common positions adopted is the communication released on December 15, 2011 commenting the European Commission`s concept for the Future Programmes in European Education. COMMON MESSAGES…

Quality of Childhood Talk on ADHD at the European Parliament

Focus on social abilities of educators could help children avoid being diagnosed into ADHD and autism. EPA was represented by president Johannes Theiner in a meeting of the working group “Quality of Childhood” (QoC) at the European Parliament. Hosted by MEP Judith Merkies (Netherlands) the presentation and discussion was dedicated to a proposal by Jesper…

Parents – Pivot in Lifelong Learning

Presentation at the LLL Week 2012 During this workshop on November 27th at Lifelong Learning Week 2012 organized by EUCIS-LLL, EPA will present its activities and look at parents as providers of informal learning and partners of the formal education system that progress in parallel by non-formal learning. Parents – Pivot in Lifelong Learning Presentation…

Newsletter 2014/2

In this newsletter: Reminder of the Lisbon Conference Information on Alliance 2014 – Reconciling Family Life and Work Invitation and Funding Opportunities for Riga 19/20 September International Book Giving Day Read the full newsletter here

Newsletter 2014/3

In this newsletter: Information on the Lisbon GA and Conference on Challenges of the Digital Age News from the European Policy Network on School Leadership (EPNoSL) Preparing for the European Parliamentary Elections Report of the Civil Society Day The importance of play from a parental point of view Read the full newsletter here

Newsletter 2014/4

Europe Day, 9 May In this newsletter: European Parliamentary elections awareness raising campaign Europe Day 2014 Call for Alcuin Award submissions 21st Century teachers – Council of Europe Manifesto The importance of language learning – conference in Graz Families on the Crisis Conference report Celebrations of 50 years of parental involvement in Spain You can…

Newsletter 2014/5

In this newsletter: Information on the Big March – 11th June Reminder of our forthcoming events Reminder about the ALCUIN Award New e-book with EPA contribution: Shared Histories for a Europe without Dividing Lines Online consultation on the future of education by KeyCoNet Survey on your experiences with Erasmus+ first calls Read the full newsletter…

Newsletter 2014/6

In this newsletter: Reminder to register for the Riga conference on Creativity and Thinking Skills in Learning, Teaching and Management on 19/20 September EPA Position Paper on Cyberbullying and Social Networks Preliminary information on the second General Assembly of the year Reminder to check if your membership fee is paid Call to participate at the KeyCoNet online…

Newsletter 2014/7

In this newsletter: Reconciliation Package on Work-Life Balance now includes Parental Involvement and the Validation of Parenting Skills EPA became a member of KeyCoNet ALCUIN Award reminder “So they divorced and lived happily ever after and so did their children” by Shanti George School holidays – a summer agony for many parents EPA message for…

Newsletter 2014/9

In this newsletter: Invitation to the Bucharest conference Issues about the new European Commission Report on the Helsinki conference on family-friendly workplaces new Eurydice data on annual taught time Read the newsletter here

Newsletter 2014/10

In this newsletter: Information about the new European Commission and Commissioners responsible for fields in the scope of EPA activities Announcing the 30th Anniversary in 2015 Report on the 3rd edition of the European Education, Training and Youth Forum Report on the SOLIDAR event on validation of skills Report on the conference on Media Convergence…

Newsletter 2014/11

Message on the 25th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child The 20th November 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Convention that became the most widely ratified human rights document…

Newsletter 2015/2

In this newsletter: Reminder to register for Prague Oren Gostiaux`s new assignment Reconciliation issues for parents Report on the Voice of Children Conference The importance of involving parents in the prevention of hate speech and bullying Read the newsletter here

Newsletter 2015/4

In this newsletter: EPA Conference in Prague – report Surveys on School Costs and Parental Involvement Intergenerational Learning Learning should be FUN Consultation on Youth Well-Being #DeliverNow Read the newsletter here

Newsletter 2016/3

In this Newsletter: Dubrovnik Cconference and GA report Learning Participation Position Paper by LLL Platform with EPA best practices Playful Learning Rocks – report in the LEGO Idea Conference and newsflash from Denmark on improving the public school Read the Newsletter here

Newsletter 2018/1

EPA Year of Equitable Access to Education – kick off meeting report Save the date for the EPA annual conference 1st European Education Summit Book Giving Day 2018 Safer Internet Day 2018 Winter Session at the Council of Europe Read the full newsletter here    

Newsletter 2017/1

Emergency GA 1 February – Global School Play Day Report on the 1st European Skills Week First ever Quality of Childhood Talk in the European Parliament focusing on Parents Child rights approach to parental involvement and child participation Digital Challenges Integration through education Segregation through the eyes of small children Read the Newsletter here

Newsletter 2017/2

Paphos EPA Confence SEQUENCES Survey EPA ECEC Paper call for contributions Have your say on EU policy: public consultations on Key Competences and on Erasmus+ Index of Inclusion – FEAD News STEM – School leadership Read the Newsletter here

Newsletter 2017/3

Invitation to comment the EPA ECEC position paper Erasmus+ mid-term review online survey The Europe We Want Statement by European civil society The Role of Civil Society in a Two Speed Europe Experts concerns about the General Data Protection Regulations Anti-cyberbullying campaign in Catalonia Read the Newsletter here  

Newsletter 2017/4

The Best Interest of the Young Child – EPA position paper on ECEC Paphos Conference Press Release Activity Report 2016 DigiLitEY ECEC Study Visit in Dublin The Future of Europe is a Learning Europe – LLL Platform position paper Investing in Children is Still important – Alliance for Investing in Children VET Photo Competition Read…

Newsletter 2017/5

Key Competences Revision Mid-Term Review of Erasmus+ The World Celebrated Parents as Educators on 15 May Global Day of Parents Sees a Huge Step Backwards by the EC Soft Skills Highlighted Education in the Digital Age Read the Newsletter here

Newsletter 2017/6

ELICIT+ training manual available to download Invitation to organise EDPS EPA reaction to work-life balance policy plans EAfA birthday Learning to live together Focus on entrepreneorship Education in a Digital World You can read the newsletter here

EPA GA in Liechtenstein

EPA`s General Assembly in Liechtenstein saw, amongst other things, the inclusion of two new full members, ESZME (Hungary) and PEEP (France). EPA`s General Assembly in Liechtenstein was held on Friday afternoon in Vaduz. Thanks to the local organisers EPA could welcome about 100 delegates and partners. The meeting with representatives of possible future members from…

General Assembly and Conference in Dublin 2013 – Invitation

25.04.2013 EPA and NPC are delighted to invite you to a combined General Assembly and Conference – `Great Expectations` – on the 14th and 15th of June 2013 in Dublin, Ireland The European Parents` Association and the National Parents Council Primary invites you to join the General Assembly and the conference Great Expectations, Parental Involvement…

GA and Conference in Brussels December 2013

I N V I T A T I O N to the General Assembly and International Conference Challenges and Opportunities for organised parents in the future of Europe December 6th and 7th, 2013 in Brussels/BELGIUM   Dear ladies and gentlemen, partners in European education, friends and members! It is a pleasure to formally invite you…

Invitation to Bucharest – November 2014

Dear ladies and gentlemen, partners in European education, friends and members! It is a pleasure to formally invite you to the forthcoming GA and conference of EPA in Bucharest, Romania. Early school leaving is a major point on the education agenda of the European Union. It is one of the main EU2020 targets to reduce…

Invitation to Prague – 2015

to the General Assembly and International Conference Supporting parents to become the best primary educators April 24th and 25th, 2015 in Prague/Czech Republic Hosted by EDUin and Fórum rodičů Dear ladies and gentlemen, partners in European education, friends and members, It is a pleasure to formally invite you to the forthcoming GA and conference of…

Conference Report on the Prague EPA Conference

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the most widely ratified human rights document in the world, states that parents have the sole responsibility, basic rights and duties in giving directions and guidance to their children (Article 5). It is a big job and in most cases you are required to be…

Parents’ contribution to the mid-term review of Erasmus+

The European Parents’ Association has conducted a survey among national parents’ associations to be able to present the view of the largest group of European educators, parents and responsibly participate at the public consultation by the European Commission as part of the mid-term review of the Erasmus+ programme. In the survey, we have asked questions…