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Report of the Jubilee Conference, ELICIT+, ParentNets, FamilyEduNet 

EPA Newsletter 1/2016

30 January 2016
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to the first Newsletter of 2016.

After a wonderful and relaxing holiday period I hope you all shared we had a busy start of the year. The three Erasmus+ strategic partnerships EPA participates in are accelerating and staff and some board members are working hard to support good results in them. For details click on the small articles at the bottom of the newsletter. 

We are working on another a challenging and colourful year ahead, hopefully as interesting as 2015 was. To add to the challenge, we have been invited to join grant applications for fascinating projects that we will share with you once we get financing for them.

According to the working programme approved by our GA in November we have a GA and conference on 29/30 April in Dubrovnik on the topic of parents' and children's right and parent-student participation. The draft programme and the official invitation will be sent by the end of February as usual. 

You can read the report of our Jubilee Conference and GA held in Luxembourg in November 2015 on the blog. Probably the most important decision of the GA was that we have modified the membership fee and introduced a sliding system. You are to receive a short questionnaire in the next few days that you need to fill with a very short deadline, if you want to take advantage of the reduced membership fee possibility. You will also receive the GA minutes draft, together with the questionnaire, as it was requested by some members. Please note that it will be only for information, to be officially approved by the GA in April.  You will receive the membership fee invoices before the end of February, payable by 31 March according to our statutes.

As always, you are very welcome to share your national or local level events and topics for the blog. We are starting a new sub-page dedicated to good practices and experiences related to the present inflow of refugees as it was requested in Luxembourg. The page can only work if you send your input as promised by participants, so thank you in advance for the loads of e-mails that we will receive on the topic in the near future.

Best wishes,

Eszter Salamon
president

 
NEWS and EVENTS

ParenNets


The online game that is aiming at parents to learn more about the online lives of their children is ready, so we can start disseminating it now. Some of colleagues are not yet very comfortable with playing the game yet, so it is time to ask the kids to help. Project website here 

 

ELICIT+


The training programme of the three different target groups is ready and will be piloted in 2016 and 2017. The course EPA was responsible for is for groups that consist of parents, children, teachers and school heads (and other stakeholders if possible), based on mutual learning in the fields of European literacy and active citizenship. Contact the EPA office if you want to hold a course.

FamilyEduNet


The online training course for parents is taking shape in 5 important areas: learning together, communication, supporting parenting, volunteer work and community participation. It will be available in English, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese and Polish, but let us know if your organisation is interested to produce your own language version. 
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