He is University Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (www.ehu.es). He is currently the Chairman of the IFToMM International Technical Committee for Linkages and Mechanical Controls (http://iftomm.net/).
He is married with Maria Victoria and they have five children from 18 to 8 years old. They are the main reason why he is very interested in school education and very active in parents’ associations.
He has been member of the Parents’ Council of his school since 2006 being president since 2008. In addition, since 2008 he is the president of FAPAE (Federation of Parent’s Associations of Euskadi). One of the projects developed in FAPAE Parents’ Associations has been the implementation of Parents’ Schools in order promote long-life learning of parents in areas related to the education of their children. In November 2018, FAPAE organized the EPA General Assembly and FAPAE conference Equitable access to education: new models to include all children with a participation of 75 EPA and local delegates.
In May 2019, he was elected member of the EPA Board as vice-president and secretary. In November 2019, he was elected as EPA President during the EPAA General Assembly held in Vienna.
Treasurer, board member and vice president
Specialized in marketing, Valérie has been active for EPA’s member APEL for 10 years on regional and national level (member of the board of Apel national in Paris since 2015), as responsible for communication, association life, sustainability and global ecology as well as for international relations during the last 2 years on the national board.
Apel is the biggest parent’s association in France and represents 947 000 parents. It exists since 1930. Apel works closely with the French government education and all the principals and teachers of the catholic schools in France. The objective is to enhance and improve the education system and make children succeed their schooling, as well as their scholar orientation and vocation. Apel proposes many training, advice and information to all the families and is part of all the catholic schools’ boards. This specific organisation makes it a very strong and solutions-oriented association on parenting and scholar issues.
Her expertise fields are mainly marketing and communication since she has been a marketing and communication manager for 22 years, but due to her 10 years dedicated to education as a volunteer in the Apel association, she has been trained to the positive discipline and she is passionate by the positive psychology and the science of happiness. She wishes to develop these important topics in the education system as she is persuaded that it will make children happier and help them to learn better.
BOARD MEMBER AND VICE PRESIDENT
She comes from Cyprus, she is married with Michael and she is a mother of 3 children aged 22, 19 and 16. She has a Bsc on Business Management and a diploma on PR. She has been working in the Bank sector for 18 years. Has left the sector and went private in 2018. Today she is working as a freelance consultant, organizing seminars and she is also working on family’s business.
She has been an active member in parents’ associations for more than 15 years. She has served as member of the board of Cyprus’ National Parents’ Association (PCPASE). She is also a member of the Board of School for Parents organization that is supported by Cyprus Government and she is participating in other Voluntarily Organizations.
Board member, vice president and secretary
Boštjan Bobič Zabreščak
President of the school Parents Council (2013-2018), Vice-president of the regional Parents Council (2014-2018), Vice-president of the Slovenian Parents Association (2016-2018), has gained vast experience in training parents for active participation in school boards and other school related bodies, in working with policy makers on different levels, in collecting good practices and implementing them in new contexts as well as managing projects and cooperating with different stakeholders. Coming from the IT sector (vocational school for engineering) he is very analytical and systematic and used to achieving his goals through collaboration and teamwork.
Board member and vice president
As an organizational development consultant and mentor, he has helped to build many companies and organizations in thirty years, including support for the establishment and development of several schools. In 2006, Haller was elected a member of the Board of the Estonian Parents’ Association and 2016 the president.
As a mentor and consultant, he has helped business leaders and owners to understand the nature of individual development and collegial leadership. Applying these principles, in 2004 one of his clients (TNT Worldwide Express Estonia) reached the title of Europe’s Best Employer (Survey of Hewitt Associates).
During last 15 years he applied the same systemic approach in several other companies and helped them reach long-term success.
Board member and vice president
He was born in Carrara (Tuscany) in 1956 and since 1960 living in Milano. He is married with Iole and they together raised up 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 and he lives in Milano with us. Claudio joined AGeSC in 1994 as president of the school committee of a primary catholic school.
From 1997 to 2000 president of the Institute Council and president of the parent’s assembly in a public middle school. After other roles at school and different levels in AGeSC, in 2010 he was nominated and then elected as AGeSC office head of foreign relations, his current responsibility. Professionally he is a Project Manager at IBM with responsibility at global organisation level. He is a volunteer in a catholic congregation house of charity to assist poor people, immigrants and homeless since 1990.
He joined EPA in 2010 as AGeSC office head of foreign relations and was active in organizing the EPA GA in Milano in 2010 and 2018. Since 2010 he has participating to all GA and other EPA meetings and conference. Claudio is initiated a fantastic collaboration with Apel (France) and a tight relationship with AGE (Italy).