04.04.2014 - 05.04.2014

EPA General Assembly and Conference: Challenges for Parents in the Digital Age

Time:04.04.2014 - 05.04.2014
Location:Lisbon, Portugal

EPA's General Assembly and International Conference: Challenges for Parents in the Digital Age will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 4th-5th of April of 2014.

Preliminary Programme

The conference is held in English. No simultaneous translation will be organised.

Friday, April 4th, 2014

10:00 School visits with a lunch break

14:00 Registration and Market Place

15:00 General Assembly with one coffee break

Proposed agenda:

1. Opening and confirmation of quorum

2. Approval of the agenda

3. Acceptance of new members

4. Approval of minutes (GA in Brussels 7th December 2013)

5. Activity report 2013

6. Financial report 2013, Discharge of the Board

7. Election of auditors for 2014

8. Progress report on the working programme 2014 for acknowledgement

9. Miscellaneous

- raising visibility and activity on national level

10. Announcement of the next GA

18:00 Welcome words and opening keynote of the conference by Prof.

Pedro Silva, Vice President of the ERNAPE 2013 Conference: Parents and Challenges in the Digital Age: Some facts and thoughts

18:45 Roundtable discussion:

Education in the digital era: risks and opportunities

20:30 Dinner with traditional Fado music

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

9:30 Keynote session

  • Digital Natives and the Predigital Fossils – Dr. Eva Gyarmathy, clinical psychologist/Senior Researcher
  • Opening up education: a decisive push to the development of European society – Prof. António Teixeira, president of EDEN
  • The Digital Agenda, Opening up Education and their effects on parents – Alexa Joyce, European Schoolnet
  • e.escolinho and the Magellan project - Professor Roberto Carneiro, former Minister of Education, Portugal

11:30 Coffee break

12:00 Workshop sessions

1. Digital Skills and Entrepreneurship – Friederike Sözen, Austrian Chamber of Commerce

2. The rights of the child in the digital world and prevention of cyberbullying – Martin Schmalzried, COFACE 3. Education in the digital era: risks and opportunities – Portuguese speaking workshop 4. Training parents for the Digital Age 5. Democracy and www

14.00 Lunch break

15.00 Workshop sessions, 2nd round

The workshop sessions will be organised so that everybody can participate at two different workshops

17:00 Closing of the conference and adoption of the EPA position paper on Minors and social networks

20:00 Optional dinner

Practical information

The registration form is available here. Accommodation is booked at Hotel VIP Arts, Lisbon. Single rooms cost EUR 63,50 per night, double rooms EUR 72 per night. Please make your decision on your participation and the number of nights you need accommodation for by 25th February. Participation fee, including dinner on Friday, coffee breaks and lunches, is EUR 120 for a maximum of 3 representatives of full members, 2 representatives of associate members and 1 representative of affiliate members. Participation fee for non-members and additional participants of members is EUR 140. Partners not participating at the conference but joining for meals are to pay half fee.

Optional sightseeing programme will be organised for the morning of the 6 th April.


In all organisational questions please contact Brigitte Haider

e-mail: GA@euparents.eu Tel. no: +43-664 562 4043