EEPN - European Education Policy Network on Teachers and School Leaders


European Commission


Project number

Agreement number: 2107/EAC/S36



  • ESHA-European School Heads Association - Holand
  • AHDS-Association of Headteachers and Deputes in Scotland - United Kingdom
  • British Council - United Kingdom
  • Die Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg - Germany
  • Ellinogermaniki Agogi - Greece
  • Erhvervsskolelederne - Denmark
  • European Educational Research Association - Germany
  • EFIL-European Federation for Intercultural Learning - Belgium
  • European Federation of Education Employers - Belgium
  • European Trade Union Committee for Education - Belgium
  • FPCEUP/CIIE-Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto - Portugal
  • Jyväskylän yliopisto - Finland
  • LISUM-Landesinstitut für Schule und Medien Berlin-Brandenburg - Germany
  • Liceo Statale Niccolò Machiavelli - Italy
  • Lietuvos Edukologijos Universitetas - Lithuania
  • NSLE-National School of Leadership in Education - Slovenia
  • Nederlandse School voor Onderwijsmanagement - Holand
  • NEPC-Network of Education Policy Centers - Croatia
  • PRAXIS-Praxis Center for Policy Studies - Estonia
  • Tartu Ülikool - Estonia
  • NAPD-The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals - Ireland
  • Universität Innsbruck - Austria
  • University of Plymouth - United Kingdom
  • ZRVS-Združenje ravnateljic in ravnateljev vrtcev Slovenije - Slovenia
  • CPI-Παιδαγωγικ? Ινστιτο?το Κ?πρου - Cyprus


Project leader

Frederik Verboon, ESHA-European School Heads Association, Holand


Portuguese team

Amélia Lopes (Coord.)
Ana Mouraz
Elisabete Ferreira
Fátima Pereira
Carlinda Leite
Maria João Carvalho
Preciosa Fernandes
Leanete Thomas Dotta
Rita Tavares de Sousa



48 months
1-1-2018 – 31-12-2022





The European Education Policy Network on Teachers and School Leaders is a Europe-wide network of relevant organisations (policymakers, practitioners, researchers and stakeholders) to promote co-operation, policy development and implementation at different governance levels, and to support the European Commission’s policy work on teachers and school leaders. This network is building on existing activities developed at European level, especially initiatives and projects supported through European Union programmes in the field of education. The coordinator of the 4-year project that started in January 2019 is the European School Heads Association and the network currently includes 29 partners from 18 countries.

The consortium will create an inclusive and sustainable network of key actors representing school leaders, teachers, parents, education employers, policy makers, education policy centres and educational researchers. For the first time, all major organisations representing all of the above mentioned stakeholders have joined forces in their efforts to show the best of the worlds of practice, policy making, and research, with the collective aim to facilitate dialogue and promote and support evidence-informed policy making in order to positively drive change in education across Europe.

The network represents a broad geographic scope and a balance of different education systems, as well as a variety of backgrounds of participating institutions and associations, from policy, practice, and research. The focus is on policies relating to teachers and school leaders working in the field of general education of children and young people (0-18 years of student age).

The consortium will mobilise its membership with the aim to drive positive change in education. Within the network, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers are represented, making it possible to drive positive change in a bottom-up approach, and support evidence-informed policy making in a top-down approach.

The core of the consortium’s work is to identify good practices in the field of applied research, educational practice, and current policy making relevant to the central theme the consortium will choose at the beginning of each year.