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One of the challenges for school leadership is to maintain the balance between pursuing long-term development goals and adapting them to a rapidly changing reality. The values to which the school community has committed itself should prove to be viable.
 

The new number of the Journal of Educational, Cultural and Psychological Studies, includes a thematic focus on EPNoSL's outputs as these were presented in  the EPNoSL PLA titled "Educational Leadership in Latin Europe" that was held in Rome in December 2013.

The special issue includes articles by Romuald Normand, by Giovanna Barzanò and Giovanni Moretti, by Lejf Moos, and by Kathy Kikis-Papadakis, Andreas Kollias and Pavlos Hatzopoulos.

The new number of the Portuguese journal, Revista Lusófona de Educação, includes a thematic focus on EPNoSL's outputs on school leadership policy development.

The thematci dossier includes articles by  Carmo Clímaco and Ana Paula Silva on "A good practice in School Leadership – Portuguese case study" and from Philip Woods on "Distributed Leadership for Equity and Learning".

EPNoSL is organising a workshop in the context of the "Education and School Leadership" symposium that will be held in Zug, Switzerland on 2-4 September, 2015.  The symposium is organised by the project's associated partner University of Teacher Education Central Switzerland (PHZ), ZugVisit the conference website.

Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) is organising a workshop for school leaders, teachers, teacher and leader educators, researchers and policy-makers with a focus on equity in education on 16th April 2015. The workshop aims to explore how school leadership can promote equity and learning, in particular how institutional strategies can contribute to increasing equity.

The visit included lectures to students of the Public Administration Department of Mykolas Romanis University, a visit to Baltupių School in Vilnius (which included discussion of distributed leadership in the context of Lithuanian schools with the headteacher, Viktoras Blinovas, who is also head of the the association of 'progimnazija' schools in Lithuanua), and an Open Lecture at Lithuania’s Ministry of Education and Science.

EPNoSL was invited to contribute to the two-day meeting of the ET 2020 Working Group on Schools Policy held in Brussels on February 26-27, 2015. The working group focuses on the two most pressing challenges of school policy:

(a) reducing early school leaving, and

(b) improving the quality of teaching by improving teacher education.

From October 27th until 30th  2014 more than 500 educational leaders visited the ESHA conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The theme of the conference was “Bringing leadership together”. In his presidential address ESHA president Ton Duif referred on 4 types of leadership and focussed on the outcomes of the EPNoSL program. ( see annex “presidential address). This text was also distributed to more than 17,000 readers of the ESHA magazine in November. ( see www.eshamagazine.com )

EPNoSL organised, along with the Regional Directorate for Education, Crete and the Institute of Educational Policy, the national workshop titled "Towards a Sustainable School Leadership" that was held in Crete, Greece on 11-12 December 2014. The workshop was held at FORTH, Heraklion and the Institute of Environmental Education, Anogeia. The workshop was attended by more than 40 participant:  policy makers from regional and local directorates of the Greek Ministry of Education, researchers, school leaders from Greece and Cyprus, and school counsellors.

On 25-26 November 2014, KeyCoNet hosted its final conference, launching its recommendations for policy makers and practitioners on how to improve the implementation of competence-based education in schools across Europe. The conference took place at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels.