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Parents who encourage the daily use of new creative concepts and process skills enhance their child’s ability to learn the skills necessary for success.

“It takes a village to raise a child – we all know this saying. Parents, grandparents, family members, neighbours, local businesses, youth organisations, libraries, museums, sports clubs and of course schools are all part of this village. But parents have a special role, some may not be aware of. By law, according to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, it is the parents (and not the school that many think) who bear the full responsibility for the upbringing and education of their children. It is thus not enough to decide which school to choose for your child, but you need to be there to shape, support and evaluate their work to ensure the best interest of your child.”
Eszter Salamon – President of the European Parents’ Association

The Open Schools for Open Societies project can help both parents and professionals to work more cooperatively. Together they can ensure that children develop the necessary skills and competences of the 21st century. Previously, organised parents have outlined their vision of a 21 st century education system. The Open Schools for Open Societies project offers excellent tools to realise this. It provides parents and schools with the needed guidelines and examples on how to work cooperatively in a pleasant way. To find out more about Open Schools for Open Societies and to become part of this project, contact the participating schools or the National Coordinator.

If your child’s school is not yet taking part, our national coordinators can help you to bring that school into contact with this project.

 

The Open Schools for Open Societies project can help both parents and professionals to work more cooperatively. Together they can ensure that children develop the necessary skills and competences of the 21st century. Previously, organised parents have outlined their vision of a 21 st century education system. The Open Schools for Open Societies project offers excellent tools to realise this. It provides parents and schools with the needed guidelines and examples on how to work cooperatively in a pleasant way. To find out more about Open Schools for Open Societies and to become part of this project, contact the participating schools or the National Coordinator.

If your child’s school is not yet taking part, our  national coordinators can help you to bring that school into contact with this project! Download our brochure from this page and the pedagogical perspective from this page.

 

Helpful materials

The sister project of Open Schools for Open Societies is the Open School Doors project, where e focus more on teacher training, and to help them how to work with parents. This brochure will help you understand why it is good if parents are involved in their children´s education.

The Elicit+ project training material aims to develop knowledge about active citizenship and European democracy, raising awareness of the importance of participation in democratic processes and developing skills for active, participative European citizens. This manual helps you to organize trainings where teachers, school heads, parents and children are trained together and thus they can learn how to treat each other as equal citizens and equally important stakeholders in education.

Download the Elicit document from this page.

 

The e-book of Peter de Vries was designed to help parents and teachers engage in intelligent and powerful collaboration.

Download the e-book from this page.

 

You can help the school of your children with tools on how they could involve you and other parents better, for the benefit of children. These guides have been developed with the internationally acknowledged and respected expert, Janet Goodall.

Download the guidelines for parent involvement from this page and the engagement toolkit from this page.

 

Digital technology is part of today’s children’s lives from the first month. In the DigiLitEY COST Action we followed up research and worked for supporting parents in introducing healthy digital practices, to counterbalance the media focus on risks and help them find a right balance to make the most of digital opportunities taking into consideration their children’s needs and rights. Download the Smart Parenting document from this page.

You can find more useful materials under this link!

 

Scientific research also proves the great impact of parental involvement, parental support and family. Check out the report over here.

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