European Parents' Association

EPA has been the only EU-level organisation representing parents as a stakeholder group in education since its foundation in 1985. Through our 50+ member organisations we have a nearly full coverage of Europe as we have working contact with all EU-member states except for the Czech Republic and Greece, while we have members from some non-EU countries as well.

The main objectives of EPA, reaching out to 150 million European parents:

  • to promote and advocate for the active involvement of parents as primary educators at all stages of the education of their children,
  • to support parents' associations and individual parents for stakeholder involvement in different European countries by offering opportunities for training, cooperation and exchanging information,
  • to support the highest possible quality of education for all children in Europe especially by active involvement in EU-level policy development and assessment 
  • to disseminate relevant European information among its members