Who We Are

Stichting IPA (Parents International) is 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. By becoming the best parents of our children we can ensure the future of not only our children, but also the well-being of mankind. The UN Convention the Rights of the Child, the piece of legislation that establishes the rights and duties of parents for the best interest of their children, has been ratified globally, in all countries except the USA. European parents have 30 years of experience working for protecting the rights of their children by joining forces in a European organisation.

Global challenges, as well as local ones that may be faced knowing answers from other localities call for a wider cooperation among parents from all over the world. This is the reason why this foundation is calling working with experienced parents’ representatives (active and formal) and professionals, including teachers, social workers, researchers, psychologists, teacher trainers, economists, students, policy makers, youth workers, etc. who are interested in supporting parents, in a global parents’ alliance that works for the best interest and well-being of children all over the world especially by

  • supporting parents to become the best educators of their children;
  • increasing parental involvement in all forms of education, with special focus on formal education, for thinking and acting together for education suitable for 21st century children in the post-PISA period;
  • fighting illiteracy, promoting reading;
  • working towards equal opportunities for girls and women, education of girls and mothers;
  • supporting parents in becoming the main advocates of the rights of the child;
  • demanding that the right to mother tongue and mother culture, even for migrants is granted;
  • supporting to raise digital literacy levels and thus and living in the digital age;
  • providing for empowerment for active citizenship and participation;
  • fighting xenophobia, hate speech, exclusion, supporting inclusion for a peaceful future

Members

The Team

Advisory Board