The European Policy Network on School Leadership (EPNoSL) aimed at improving school leadership in Europe through a collaborative network in which members co-construct, manage and share knowledge intended to inform policy in the area of school leadership.
The term “School Leadership” refers to the process of strategically using the unique skills and knowledge of teachers, pupils, and parents, toward achieving common educational goals.
EPNoSL is a partner-run consortium, created in 2011 and ending its activities in 2015 and funded by the European Commission – Education & Training – Lifelong Learning Programme, in response to an increasing focus on school leaders’ professional development, including the training/preparation and selection of school leaders across Europe.
It was coordinated by the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas and engaged 34 stakeholders from 21 EU Member States of different values (i.e., Ministries of Education, Educational Agencies, European-wide Teachers and Head Teachers Associations, Research Institutions, and Experts on Educational Policies) which interact in a collaborative and reflective manner, having as main objective to co-construct, manage and share knowledge intended to inform policy, with the ultimate aim of improving school leadership in Europe.
Through an online school leadership platform, partners can collaborate privately and the network members can share information publicly to those interested in school leadership or the EPNoSL project/network, such as news, resources and key messages on School Leadership.