18 September Wednesday

Venue: European Solidarity Centre Address: Plac Solidarności 1


  • 10.00 – 11.30: Registration
    Accompanying event: Power-Art-Resistance-Education-Network-Transformation-Solidarity (Sławomir Lipnicki, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk)
  • 11.30 – 12.00: Music concert
    Natalia Egielman (flute), the “Mozarteum” University’s student benefiting from the “Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit Scholarship” support of the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk.
  • 12.00 – 13.00: Welcome speeches
  • 13.00 – 14.00: Keynote
    (Chair: Marcin Boryczko)
    Hana Cervinkova, Maynooth University, Ireland: Toward Inclusive Imaginaries of Belonging: Poland’s Parents and Schools on the Frontlines of the Struggle for Educational Equity and Justice
  • 14.00-15.00 – Keynote
    (Chair: Danuta Uryga)
    Carmel Borg, University of Malta: Authentic Parent-Professional Partnership in Higher Education – From Theory to Practice
  • 15.00 – 16.30: Visiting the permanent exhibition at the European Solidarity Centre
  • 16.30 – 17.00: Music concert
    Academic Choir of the University of Gdansk conducted by prof. Marcin Tomczak
  • 17.00-18.00: Keynote
    (Chair: Pedro Silva)
    Joyce L. Epstein, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore: Pent Up Power: How Can Policies on Partnerships be Implemented to Improve Schools, Engage All Parents, and Increase Student Success?
  • 18.00: Opening reception
    and welcome acompanying event: Music concert - WOODWIND TRIO: Magdalena Burkiewicz (flute), Edyta Baczewska (bassoon), Beniamin Baczewski (clarinet)

19 September Thursday

Venue: University of Gdańsk Faculty of Law and Administration: Bażyńskiego 6


  • 9.00 – 9.15: Mini-recital of the children’s Medieval Music Band "Discantus"
  • 9.15 – 10.15: Keynote
    (Chair: Gill Crozier)
    Judith Suissa, University College London: Children, parents, and non-parents: To whom does the future belong?
  • 10.15-11.45: Session 1
  • 11.45-12.30 Poster presentations (and tea/coffee):
    Maria Trzcińska-Król, Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw: Cooperation Between Teachers and Parents of Foreign Students
    Kitlyn Tjin A Djie, Bureau Beschermjassen, Amsterdam; Spark L. van Beurden, Utrecht University, Utrecht: How Families and Professionals form Learning Communities for Empowerment and Diversity: An action research-based work model
    Ewa Włodarczyk, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań: Mothers addicted to alcohol in the process of re-learning the role of mother
    Yin Yu, Hsiu-Zu Ho, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA: Parenting Styles: Unique Links to Taiwanese Adolescent Mental Health and Academic Performance
  • 12.30-13.30: Keynote
    (Chair: Piotr Zamojski)
    Pauline Lipman, University of Illinois at Chicago: Parents as protagonists for a just educational and social order: What is at stake in a moment of deep social crises, xenophobia, and authoritarianism?
  • 13.30 – 15.00: Session 2
  • 15.00 – 16:00: Lunch
  • 16.00 – 18.00: Bus trips (in several groups, to places selected by conference participants)
  • 19.00: Gala Dinner

20 September Friday

Venue: University of Gdańsk Faculty of Law and Administration: Bażyńskiego 6


  • 9.00 – 10.30: Keynotes
    (Chair: Alicja Jurgiel-Aleksander)
    Lucyna Kopciewicz, University of Gdańsk: Mobile mothers, mobile children: mapping emergent learning practices in family cultures
    Adam Jagiełło-Rusiłowski, University of Gdańsk: Parents as facilitators of educational resilience (“drama-keynote”)
  • 10.30 – 12.00: Session 3
  • 12.00 – 12.30: Tea/coffee
  • 12.30 – 14.00: Session 4
  • 14.00 – 15.15: Panel session
    (Chair: Marta Wiatr): The ways parent engagement becomes power: challenges and perspectives for research
    Panelists: Arja Krauchenberg (President of the European Parents’ Association); ERNAPE Steering Committee: Gill Crozier (Chair of the ERNAPE), Stefano Castelli, Unn-Doris-Boeck, Karen-Ida Dannesboe, Eddie Denessen, Limin Gu, Raquel-Amaya Martinez-Gonzalez, Maria Mendel, Helen Phtiaka, Birte Ravn, Pedro Silva, Loizos Symeou, Maria Adelina Villas-Boas.
  • 15.15 – 15.30 Closing ceremony
    and farewell accompanying event: Mini-recital of songs composed by the Gdańsk composer Henryk Hubertus Jabłoński: Katarzyna Rogalska & Cezary Paciorek
  • 15.30: Lunch and depart

  • For those of you who decide to stay longer, we recommend trips to the Hel peninsula and the surrounding area.
    We are happy to help in the individual organization of these trips.
  • Hel – the most distant point of Poland



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