1st Network of Education Policy Centers EPC Conference “The Primary Colours of Education”
April 13, 2016 - April 14, 2016
NEPC is organizing its 1st EPC conference in the year of its 10th anniversary.
EPC – Explore I Participate I Change – conference reflects the working approach of the network based on Exploring education with the aim of creating adequate recommendations and proposing evidence-based solutions, Participating in international debates about education and advocating for participative policymaking and proposing effective and sustainable Change in education systems.
NEPC believes that a holistic approach is crucial for quality education. The quality of an education system is reflected in the values and knowledge it provides, achievable only if it is good for all and if it enhances the personal development of future generations of global citizens.
Education systems are constantly placed in a central role for achieving societal changes, thus increasingly overwhelming education with expectations to be the force of change. Although education cannot change societies alone, it has an important role to play. Current trends in education show the tendency of fragmented approaches to support or oppose certain social movements and social phenomena. The practices of focusing education on individual social issues and agendas cause the lack of comprehensive understanding of its primary functions.
Covering a wide range of topics, the aims of the conference are:
- to present current phenomena and challenges in education
- to help identify the characteristics of quality education in all its aspects
- to outline the primary functions of education today