Seasons Greetings, EPA event dates for 2015 and conference reports - EPA Bucharest, SIRIUS and KeyCoNet final conferences, preparations for ICOT 2015

EPA Newsletter 12/2014

17th December 2014
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to the last newsletter of 2014.

At the end of November we had our second General Assembly and a conference in Bucharest. You can find a lot of photos on the EPA Facebook page and a detailed report on the blog. We have done a lot at the GA, the Statutes were modified and we have a new set of By-laws. For the By-laws we still need your input. Please send us the name of EPA as you use it in your own language so that we can make the different language versions official. For those not present at the GA Please don't forget to put the dates of the 2015 GAs and conferences in your calendar: the first will be held on 24/25 April in Prague, the second on 27/28 November, most probably in Luxembourg.

As you all know we are celebrating 30 years of EPA in 2015, the jubilee will be celebrated at the second GA and conference. If you have any memories, old documents, etc. that you would like to share with us, it is most appreciated. You can also send us suggestions on who to invite to the jubilee. We want to have as many former presidents, board members, old friends of EPA to be present as possible.
On behalf of the Board I would like to wish everybody in the EPA family Happy Holidays, a Merry Christmas and
a Happy, Successful and Healthy New Year!

Eszter Salamon

ICOT 2015 in Bilbao
The 17th International Conference on Thinking (ICOT 2015), which will take place in Bilbao betweeJune 28th and July 4th 2015. The conference that will focus on the application of Thinking in Education, the Arts, Business and Sport is supported by EPA being FAPAE (our local member) actively involved in its organization. The focus is to develop understanding about the key competence of Learning to Think creatively and critically.. Read more about the preparations here


KeyCoNet final conference

Almost 100 stakeholders from 25 countries involved in key competence development in school education attended the conference  Improving the Integration of Key Competences in School Education accompanying the launch of KeyCoNet’s recommendations to a broad group of key stakeholders. EPA was invited to be at the conference and contribute to the discussion as a panellist. Read more here.

SIRIUS final conference

Migrant education policies across Europe: “the most important issue facing European education over the next decade” – this was the key message of the final conference of the Sirius network also launching the Agenda for Migrant Education in Europe. EPA is committed to work on the topic in the future, too. We added to topic of migrants within the EU to the discussion. Read more here.
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