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ECNAIS : European Council of National Associations of Independent Schools


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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Next ECNAIS Seminar/MCM in Sofia, Bulgaria, 19, 20 and 21 November 2015

To prepare next ECNAIS Seminar/MCM in Sofia, Bulgaria, 19, 20 and 21 November 2015,  Per Kristensen, on behalf of the executives, visited Sofia on 9 and 10 July 2015.
Together with representatives of BAPS he dealt with all kind of practicalities, such as seminar facilities, hotel rooms and school to be visited.
Beside this, Per was introduced to the big questions BAPS has to deal with.… Read

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Hungarian Association of Private Schools meet with ECNAIS chairman and treasurer

On 8 and 9 May 2015 the ECNAIS executives Simon Steen and Per Kristensen visited Budapest as invitees of the Hungarian Association of Private Schools (AME, ).
Upon the request of Mr. György Horn, chairman of the Association, they were received by the State Secretariat of Education. Simon Steen and Per Kristensen were accompanied by Zsofi Bak, vice-chair and executive director of AME and representative in ECNAIS’ MCM.… Read

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