EPA – the European Parents` Association – was founded in April 1985 in Milan Italy to establish an association of parents and families from all over Europe. The needs and interests of parents have been the focus of EPA activities since then.

As one of the main concerns of parents is the child`s education in a holistic approach, permanent work was tributed to this field. EPA`s position is that a partnership of parents and teachers will give the optimum conditions for the child`s education.

EPA has subscribed to EUCIS-LLL, the platform on “EuropeanCitizenship 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.

The statute was last adjusted in 2014. While the legal seat is in Belgium, during the years the office moved to the Netherlands, Spain and is now in Austria.