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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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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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Commitment day

Commitment day has been around for years, because let’s be honest: what could deserve its own day more than the beautiful thing that is commitment? ...

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Science fiction day

Science fiction fans around the world celebrate January 2 as Science Fiction Day. It celebrates science fiction writer Isaac Asimov's official birthday. ...

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World Braille day

World Braille Day is annually celebrated on January 4, the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille. The day recognizes the contributions of Louis Braille in ...

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World Environmental Education Day

Every January 26th we celebrate the World Environmental Education Day. This has its origin date from 1972 with the Declaration of the United Nations Conference ...

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Engagement Report: The BioBeo Project

BioBeo is a groundbreaking project undertaken through the collaboration of 15 partners from different regions of Europe, encompassing various educational systems and governance approaches. It merges theory with practice by integrating research, policy-making, and innovative educational practices. The project’s primary goal is to develop and implement an educational program that enhances society’s understanding and engagement […]

Cooking Habits: the Kitchen Adventure Needs Analysis – Survey Report

The online survey conducted by IPA using Qualtrics aimed to gather insights from target countries, including Hungary, Lithuania, and the Netherlands, along with other member nations. Out of 568 valid responses received between February 20 and March 31, 2024, 17 were discarded due to incomplete data. Interestingly, none of the respondents had paid for recipe […]

Blueprint and Methodology for Innovative Governance (BioBeo)

In this report, we consider what the institutional and social environment related to the introduction of new content (especially bioeconomy) into schools is in different countries, and which models and conditions can be identified as the most favourable. The preparation of the report began with a template that was designed to help each project partner provide the information necessary for the foreseen analyses. The partners then conducted the data collection process, using the expert knowledge available to each organisation as well as available statistics, systematic literature review (scientific literature + grey literature), legal analysis (national laws on education) and curriculum analysis (when applicable). Those were supplemented by primary data obtained through semi-structured interviews (with teachers, school heads, school boards, and local or regional authorities [LRAs], etc.), based on scripts provided by CASE. Finally, the data were analysed by the CASE team using thematic analysis, a method of qualitative data analysis that involves screening a dataset to identify, analyse and present recurring patterns.

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