2014 / 2017



EQUAP is an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership in the field of School Education running between 2014 and 2017. The general objective of the project is to contribute to an improved quality of ECEC in Europe through an increased acknowledgement of families and carers as a key component of the system.

The partnership consists of 11 partners from 7 EU countries. The organizations involved  in the partnership are: 3 pre-schools, 2 local authorities managing pre-schools, 1 teachers training organization, 2 universities, 2 research centers, 1 transnational networks of local and regional authorities


More specifically the project aims to:

  1. To identify, test and mainstream best practices and innovative methods of participation particularly in context of diversity (socio-economic and cultural diversity, minorities, etc)
  2. To improve the teachers competences pertaining strategies and approaches the involvement of parent by learning from the experiences of colleagues from other countries in Europe
  3. To improve the integration and interaction of the different components of the system (children, practitioners, researchers, families, community)
  4. To address participation in ECEC as a process in a more effective way through quality indicators


First coordination meeting
18/20 November 2014
Forlì (IT)

Research meeting 

23/24 April 2015

Porto (PT)

Coordination Meeting

14/15 September


Coordination Meeting

23/24 February 2016

Liepaja (LV)

Trasnational Meeting

26/28 January 2018

Bruxelles (BE)


The project will involve in the transnational activities 140 participants representing three main target groups: practitioners (pre-school teachers and managers, representative of local authorities and academics / trainers). The main expected results of the project are:
A New European toolbox enhancing  participation in ECEC

  1. New research on the theme of participation in ECEC
  2. Innovative forms of participation (enabling practices and methods) identified and tested;
  3. Increased competences of the ECEC staff pertaining participation
  4. Increased internationalization and stronger European dimension in activities of the involved pre-schools
  5. Starting from existing quality indicators regarding  participation, the project will develop improved indicators which are more effective in terms of measuring participation as a process

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Please, find all the results of the project Equap here.


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