Message from the European Commission on educational leadership

Today’s educational leaders face a variety of challenging tasks, bearing responsibility not only for improving the quality of teaching and raising levels of attainment, but also for managing human and financial resources.


We are working at European level, for some time, under the teaching topic, on school leadership issues. At this stage the results of our work are reflected in the Council conclusions on effective leadership in education.

EPNoSL Project in a Snapshot

The European Policy Network on School Leadership (EPNoSL) aims at improving school leadership in Europe through a collaborative network in which members co-construct, manage and share knowledge intended to inform policy in the area of school leadership.

The term "School Leadership" refers to the process of strategically using the unique skills and knowledge of teachers, pupils, and parents, toward achieving common educational goals.

EPNoSL is a partner-run consortium created in 2011 in response to an increasing focus on school leaders’ professional development, including the training/preparation and selection of school leaders across Europe.

Through this online School Leadership Platform partners can collaborate privately and the network members can share information publicly to those interested in school leadership or the EPNoSL project/network, such as news, resources and key messages on School Leadership

EPNoSL Highlights

EPNoSL Activities and Resources