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…