What We Do

Stichting IPA (Parents International) serves the public interest by:

  • Connecting parents and their associations on a global scale;
  • Carrying out independent research on topics relevant for parents and their organisations;
  • Providing practical tools and training to parents and professionals in fields parents deem important;
  • Advocating for issues important for parents, including parental engagement and child participation in all matters;
  • Providing an international market place where parents and professionals can meet;
  • Establishing a pool of experienced professionals, practitioners, trainers and researchers to support parenting development and child participation;
  • Participating in projects that can contribute to achieving its goals.

To achieve these objects, Stichting IPA (Parents International) among other things:

  • Offers examples of good practice to increase parents’ involvement in education
  • Works on stimulating, initiating, supporting and conducting research and development;
  • Stimulates, initiates, supports and executes projects and publications relating to its goals and aims;
  • Provides materials, activities and training that help improve and professionalise the skills of parents’ associations.

Associated members of Stichting IPA (Parents International) form 3 groups:

  1. Individuals who have an affinity with the Foundation’s objective and / or widen their knowledge about it;
  2. Parents’ Associations registering at their own initiative or at the invitation of Stichting IPA
  3. Organisations and other legal entities who work with/for parents but not parents’ associations.