What is EPA?

EPA - the European Parents' Association - was founded in April 1985 in Milan/Italy to gather together associations of parents and families from all over Europe. The specific needs and interests of parents have been in the focus of EPA activities since then.

The statute was last adjusted in 2006. The legal seat originally in Belgium has since moved to the Netherlands (OUDERS & COO), Spain (FAPEL), and is now in Austria (APA).

As one of the main concerns of parents is the child's education, permanent work was tributed to this field. EPA's position is subscribed to the partnership of parents and teachers to give the optimum conditions for the child's education.

EPA has subscribed to EUCIS-LLL, the platform on "EuropeanSiticenship and Lifelong Learning", in 2008. This indicates that EPA also is involved in the promotion of Active European Citizenship and wants to encourage parents to be open for lifelong learning.
Service and Support

EPA supports the participation and collaboration of parents in many educational respects by:
Gathering and disseminating information by means of EPA publications including, newsletters, seminar reports, EPA website, discussion forums …
Highlighting innovation in educational partnership and spreading information about interesting and innovative educational practices.
Promoting parents’ ongoing support and training.
Supporting research in all fields relating to the participation of he parents in the educational environment.

Our website is: http://epa-parents.eu

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