Activities

EPA is using all means and opportunities to raise the voice of parents vis-á-vis European institutions, such as the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Europe. We work together with other NGOs on European level to deliver our messages more effectively.

At the same time we are sharing European information, trends and news with our members and European parents in general as well as providing opportunities for parents to share their experiences and concerns with parents from other parts of Europe.

EPA`s main activities include

– minimum two conferences annually – find the invitations under News

– publication of a monthly newsletter with internal news and interesting articles for parents in Europe – subscribe to the newsletter here

– managing a blog to share information from our members and partners as well as reports of EPA conferences and reports of our board membes about their activities

We also have a Facebook page and a Twitter account.

Projects:

Ongoing projects:

Medialiteracy for Parents 2019 – 2021 www.medialiteracy4parents.eu

Together with 5 partners developing a training programme, a WebApp and a Guide for parents to support individual parents but also parents’ associations in dealing with the challenges and fostering the opportunities of digitalization.

ParentHelp – supporting migrant parents’ inclusion 2016-18

EPNoSL – 2011-2015

Erasmus+ projects:

IntgratED 2018-2019 https://www.integrated-project.eu

Promoting Meaningful Integration of 3rd Country National Children to the educational systems of their host countries through an online homework club, a peer mentoring programme, support materials, a teacher training MOOC and many other great ideas.

ELPIDA 2017-2019 https://www.elpida-project.eu

Improving the quality of life of persons with intellectual disabilities (PWID) by empowering family members and especially parents of PWID and providing them with the necessary knowledge and skills on how better to support the needs of children of all ages with ID.

ELITe 2016-2019 https://www.learning-in-teaching.eu

The “Learning in Teaching via einquiries”approach for STEM teachers’ professional learning steps on the principle that the teacher teaches in such a way in which he/she was taught. Inquirybased learning (IBL) has been identified as apowerful innovative teaching approach, providing opportunities to develop the scientific literacy of all learners.

Sequences 2016-2018 https://sequences-project.eu/project/

The SEQUENCES project is a bottom-up reaction to the need of improving the quality of Early Childhood Education and Care provision in Europeand has  produced a training course for ECEC practitioners and providers together with a guidebook for all stakeholders. It brought together organizations from 7 countries – Italy, Romania, Ireland, Malta, Lithuania, Hungary and Belgium, joining the efforts of the specific and relevant categories of stakeholders: private and public ECEC providers,  national-level education trade unions, a VET provider delivering continuous training to ECEC professionals, with professional expertise in Quality Assurance,  academia, national policy-level non-profit organizations and EPA as European civil society network.

ELICIT Plus 2014-2017 http://www.elicitplus.eu/

This project was carried out by 24 organisations from 12 EU-Member States and icluded mainly practitionares. ELICIT-Plus courses were developed for teachers, teacher trainers, parents and other stakeholders in education who are enthusiastic about education for European Literacy and Citizenship.

ParentNets 2014-2016 http://www.parentnets.com/

The project has provided attractive and relevant material – a game and an interactive manual – for parents related to the Internet and Social Networks that allows them to prevent their children being exposed to risks related to the use of the Internet and social networks and the ways to detect problems.

FamilyEduNet – EUXarxaClau 2014-2016 https://issuu.com/familyedunet/docs/guidelines-english

The course tries to help parents and parents’ associations’ leaders to identify challenges of educational systems and ways on how to overcome these.

Representations:

EPA is a member of

EUCIS-LLL, the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning and

the Social Platform

EPA is represented in a number of projects, networks and bodies by members of the board including

KeyCoNet

SIRIUS

ECML

INGO

Alliance for Childhood