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:
To identify, test and mainstream best practices and innovative methods of participation particularly in context of diversity (socio-economic and cultural diversity, minorities, etc)
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
To improve the integration and interaction of the different components of the system (children, practitioners, researchers, families, community)
To address participation in ECEC as a process in a more effective way through quality indicators
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
New research on the theme of participation in ECEC
Innovative forms of participation (enabling practices and methods) identified and tested;
Increased competences of the ECEC staff pertaining participation
Increased internationalization and stronger European dimension in activities of the involved pre-schools
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
Please, find all the results of the project Equap here.