Agreement number: 2107/EAC/S36
Frederik Verboon, ESHA-European School Heads Association, Holand
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.
Policy Recommendations 2019 (Policy recommendations on effective career paths for teachers and school leaders)
Policy Recommendations 2021 (New roles and competences for teachers and school leaders in the digital age)
Policy Recommendations 2022 (Towards a sustainable whole school approach for quality and inclusive education)