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Stichting IPA (Parents International) is an independent research, advocacy and training organisation established with the mission of supporting parents around the world to become game-changers by helping their children to grow up happy and healthy 21st century citizens. It is believed that responses to global and local challenges can be improved by drawing upon existing experiences through wider communication and cooperation among parents all over the world. Parents International provides a forum whereby experienced parents’ representatives (active and formal), professionals,...

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International Women’s Day 

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for ...

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Father’s Day

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated ...

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World Down Syndrome Day

Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, exists in all regions across the globe ...

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World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) aims to put a spotlight on the hurdles that people with autism – and others living with autism – face ...

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The International Day of Families

The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness ...

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International Missing Children’s Day

Launched in 1998 as a joint venture of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children(ICMEC) and the US's National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), the Global Missing ...

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Global Day of Parents

The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 ...

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World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. ...

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Plastic Bag Free Day

The Plastic Bag Free Day is now part of the broader Break Free From Plastic movement, which brings together an international coalition of NGOs to build ...

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World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day, referred to, in some instances, as International Chocolate Day is an annual observance that occurs globally on 7 July References to World Chocolate Day being observed ...

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World youth skills day

Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer ...

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Ice cream day

Celebrated annually since 1984 on the third Sunday of July in the United States, the unofficial holiday celebrates everyone’s favourite sweet treat. The holiday was created by ...

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International Cat Day

International Cat Day is a full 24 hours of recognition and veneration of one of humanity’s oldest and most beloved pets. The festivities were put ...

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International Literacy Day

8 September every year: Reminding us of the global importance of literacy. For over 40 years now, UNESCO has been celebrating International Literacy Day by reminding the international ...

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International Day of Democracy

In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy—and invited ...

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International Teachers Day

World Teachers' Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is held annually on October 5. Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 "Teaching ...

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Universal Children’s Day

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, ...

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Conversation starter tools

A participatory research guide to building stronger family, school, and community partnerships The Conversation Starter Tools (CSTs) are a set of seven tools, including surveys, focus group discussion guides, and other protocols that schools, school districts, and/or community organizations can use to conduct participatory and community-driven research within their schools. The CSTs provide schools and […]

Train the Trainer Manual (BioBeo)

The manual contains the full train-the-trainer and stakeholder training programme of the BioBeo project for empowerment on the engagement of all stakeholders in governance and implementation. The training focuses on the theory and practice of community and parental engagement as well as child participation. It includes self-directed learning elements that prepares trainers for delivering trainings, detailed descriptions of training activities with tips and practical ideas for organising and implementing the trainings.

European vision on Education for Democracy – policy brief

Based on the outcomes of research leading to the Conceptual Framework on Education for Democracy in the Democrat project, the first policy brief has been published. It embraced two main elements that Parents International has been advocating for the necessity of: Read the full brief below:

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