EPA joined the Social Platform

We are proud to announce that as of 13.05.2014 EPA is a full member of the Social Platform, the largest platform of European rights and value-based NGOs aiming to promote social justice, equality and participatory democracy. We are proud to announce that as of 13.05.2014 EPA is a full member of the Social Platform, the…

Parents, let’s play together

                                       Message and call for action on World Play Day (28 May) and International Children’s Day (29 May) 201 Did you know that playing a lot as a child also helps you to have a better job…

A socially just Europe – as parents would like to see it

Press Release Just a few days before the European Commission published its (hopefully) first package on the Social Pillar of the European Union, parents from 18 different European countries gathered in Paphos, Cyprus for the conference of EPA (European Parents’ Association) on ‘A More Socially Just Europe for Children and Parents?!’ on 22-24 April. The…

Key competences are key for 21st century education systems

EPA Position Paper on the Revision of the 2006 Key Competences Framework The European Commission is currently holding a public consultation on the revision of the 2006 Key Competences Framework. While the key competences approach is key to transforming European education systems fundamentally to answer the needs of the present and the future, the experiences and…

The World Celebrates Parents as Educators Today

International Day of Families 2017 The International Day of Families is held on 15 May every year. This year the United Nations has decided to focus on parents as the primary educators of their children. The message of the year does not only acknowledge parents as educators and emphasise the crucial role parents play in…

Suitable pathways – conference press release

The European Parents’ Association held its annual conference under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the European Union on career guidance and suitable individual learning pathways for today’s children, with special focus on counterbalancing the bias towards university education by the media, education policy and consequently very often by parents, too. The representatives of…

Parents and the European Education Area

Position on the European Commissions policy initiative and the role of stakeholder involvement for it The new initiatives of the European Commission (EC) detailed in its new education package is surely a first, although so far a little shy step in the right direction towards a 21st century education for Europe. to succeed in that,…

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…