Parental involvement training for parents - EPA workshop in Dublin 14 June 2013

In one of the workshops at the last General Assembly of EPA the Irish example was presented and the participants discussed their national experiences.


Thematic Working Group on Early School Leaving

The Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Early School Leaving (ESL) met in Brussels on June 25th and 26th. The group consists of delegates from EU member-states – representatives from Ministries of Education and experts – as well as international experts (OECD, EURYDICE). In addition several European NGOs (ETUCE, OBESSU, EPA, COFACE) are represented. EPA’s delegate is former President Johannes Theiner who was given the mandate to continue some of his activities.


Workshop at the EPA GA in Dublin on the Home- School Relationship: Cross-cultural comparisons

Information covered in the presentation included; the information source which was the (1) Progress International Reading Literacy Studies (PIRLS), (2) the home-school interaction, (3) comparing various countries to inform government on how their students were doing, (4)does any of this information matter and finally  (5) the thoughts of the various EU members attending the presentation.


We are supporting the ECI on education

EPA supports and became a pledge partner of the MEET European Citizens' Initiative for a High Quality European Education for All. EPA is encouraging its members to keep their independent role and decide in their bodies if they will support this initiative on national level. To help this decision we are providing information on the ECI below. You can sign the ECI here


1st June - The Global Day of Parents

The General Assembly of the United Nations has decided on 17th September 2012 that from this year on 1st June will be observed as the Global Day of Parents honouring parents throughout the world. It invited all UN Member Stated to celebrate the Global Day of Parents in full partnership with civil society, particularly involving young people and children.