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ECNAIS : European Council of National Associations of Independent Schools


International meeting “Liberté de l’enseignement, principes et réalités en France et dans le monde”

Paris, France | 21 March 2017

An international meeting organized by the Fédération Nationale de l’Enseignement Privé will take place at the Cercle National des Armées, Paris, France on the 21h of March 2017.
The debate will focus on “Liberté de l’enseignement, principes et réalités en France et dans le monde“.
Anne Coffinier will participate at a discussion at 5 pm.… Read

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Right to Education: Freedom of parental choice

European Parliament | 24 January 2017

School autonomy and school values: religion, pedagogical concepts and philosophical approaches
24 January 2017 in the European Parliament
The right to education includes the freedom to found educational establishments with due respect for democratic principles
The growing complexity, increasing inequalities and social contrasts stimulate new adaptive responses from the educational systems. Private and Independent sector, by nature, have proved to be best fitted to meet diverse cultural,… Read

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New Eurydice publications

We are pleased to inform you about two new Eurydice publications:
The Structure of the European Education Systems 2016/17: Schematic Diagrams
This report provides information on the structure of mainstream education in European countries from pre-primary to tertiary level for the 2016/17 school and academic year. It includes national schematic diagrams, an explanatory guide and maps showing the main organisational models of pre-primary and compulsory education.… Read

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Royal Decoration for Cor the Raadt

Cor de Raadt, Honorary Vice-President of ECNAIS, has received from the mayor of the municipality of Bodegraven-Reeuwijk on behalf of His Majesty the King of the Netherlands the Royal Decoration ‘Ridder in de orde van Oranje-Nassau’ (Knighthood of Oranje-Nassau) for his work and achievements. The mayor mentioned in his speech the role of Cor de Raadt during the foundation of ECNAIS and his work as member of the Executive Committee of ECNAIS in the period 1987 till 1997.… Read

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Open letter to the Greek Government, the Greek Parliament, the Greek Political Parties and the Greek Mass Media and the Press.

The Hague, 29 March 2016
ECNAIS is a NGO, which enjoys consultative status with the European Commission and the European Council. ECNAIS is a non-political, non-religious, international union of national associations of independent schools all over Europe, which supports pluralism and decentralization in the national education systems as a means of empowering society, and the parental right of choice of school as this is described in article 14 of the Charter of Fundamental Right of the Citizens of the EU.… Read

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In Memoriam – Milka Slavcheva

Milka Slavcheva – Founder and chair of BAPS

On January 15, 2016 after a short hospitalization the Bulgarian Association of Private Schools lost its highly respected leader – Mrs Milka Slavcheva.
We would like to invite all our colleagues, friends and partners to keep a vivid memory of this remarkable woman who put all her energy, courage and honest heart in the cause of freedom and quality of education.… Read

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“Independent meets independent”

Study visit Ingrid Jespersens Gymnasieskole (Denmark) to Amsterdam
On September 23-25 2015, the board and management of the Copenhagen-based Ingrid Jespersens Gymnasieskole ( ) went on a study trip to Amsterdam. The purpose was to study the quality of the Dutch educational system with a special focus on the education of teachers.
After having witnessed an interesting presentation by Professor Marco Snoek of Hogeschool van Amsterdam,… Read

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