ERGA, and independent advisory body to the European Commission organised an interesting workshop on 4 October in Brussels with different stakeholders presenting their present and future activities on the protection of minors. The role of parents in this and services targeting parents were constantly highlighted by both industry and policy speakers. EPA was offered the opportunity to present our view and approach in this area as well are reflect on the state of play and plans presented.
Please spend a few minutes on the following survey. Facebook wishes to learn more about parents' knowledge, attitudes and concerns, and adjust their services accordingly. The survey is available at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KJT5SMC
2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Erasmus+, according to the European Commission, one of the EU's most successful initiatives. As the EC says 'over the last 3 decades, Erasmus+ has offered a generation of over 9 million Europeans the chance to study, train, teach, volunteer or gain professional experience abroad.' Parents have expressed their positive attitude, but also their concerns in the EPA survey during the Spring and we have published the results on the EPA website. But we are also encouraging all parents to take part at this official consultation to have our voice heard. Read the EC communication with all necessary links below.
The DigiLitEY COST Action held its 5th project meeting in the form of a very interesting conference in Bologna on 31 August and 1 September 2017. Eszter Salamon, President of EPA was invited to join the project, more precisely a Think Tank on developing a campaign targeting parents to promote and support responsible parenting of young children in the digital age, a times when the smallest of children using digital technologies is part of everyday life. The note below is more impressions than a proper conference report, but hopefully it will still help the message to reach its target – parents as well as professional educators.
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Join the celebration of #ParentsAndSchools Day on 10 October, organise an event in your school or publish your videos on social media. This years main topics are career guidance, inclusion and 21st century education.
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