Projeto Erasmus: EUXarxaClau - FamilyEdunet: families for educational success.

Projeto Erasmus: EUXarxaClau - FamilyEdunet: families for educational success.

The research team of CI-ISCE involved in this project are: Eva Corrêa; Helena Raposo; Pedro Patacho; Pedro Pereira; Ricardo Ferreira; Rita Leal; Patricia Pacheco.


Under the Cooperation Agreement between the Higher Institute of Educational Sciences (ISCE) and the National Confederation of Parents' Associations (CONFAP), the Research Centre of the Higher Institute of Educational Sciences (CI-ISCE) has a group of researchers to work in partnership with the European partners[1] in the project: EUXarxaClau - FamilyEdunet: families for educational success.

FamilyEduNet - Families for Educational Success (2014-2016) is a European project, financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, aiming at the successful upscaling of XarxaClau project of FAPAC.

The objectives of the project are the following:

The main outputs of the project will be:

Work in progress:

The project was presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2015) "Education and Transition - Contributions from Educational Research", hold in Budapest (Hungary), 7-11 September 2015, organized by the European Educational Research Association (EERA). The paper was presented by Dr. Raquel-Amaya Martínez-González (University of Oviedo, Spain) on behalf of the participating institutions in the project, in the symposium "Positive Parenting: Assessment, Programs and Evaluation" framed into the Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research of EERA. The ECER Conference was attended by more than 2.500 researchers from all over the world and hosted the WERA (World Educational Research Association) annual focal meeting.

The main characteristics of the FamilyEduNet/EUXarxaClau Project: Families For Educational Success were presented at the 10th Conference of ERNAPE (the European Research Network About Parents in Education), on "Schools, Par­ents and Com­mu­ni­ties — Build­ing New Futures Through Research and Innovation", hold in Tromso, Norway, 26th-28th August, 2015. The paper was presented by Dr. Raquel-Amaya Martínez-González (University of Oviedo, Spain) on behalf of the participating institutions in the project. It took part on the Symposium on "School Dropout Prevention: Investigating Factors Involved. It's Implications for Partnership". The ERNAPE conference was attended by researchers from more than twenty countries from all over the world, as well as by the President of EPA, Eszter Salamon.


  To streamline the work, we had a 2nd transnational project meeting on 11/12 July, hosted by CI-ISCE and CONFAP, at ISCE in Odivelas, near Lisbon. We discussed and prepared the details of each of the five training modules as well as organisational and financial issues. The content is nearly ready and it waits to be sent to the ICT developers.


The ideas were presented and debated in a workshop at the annual conference of the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning 2015 on "Tackling the low skills trap: towards successful outreach strategies and guidance and mentoring to improve educational success for all". This time the participants were mostly practitioners in the field of lifelong learning and there was an agreement on the value of peer learning and learning communities. It was also discussed that low skills often mean the presence of skills that are not appropriate and the importance of usually not recognised skills, such as parenting skills, was underlined. The participants agreed on the fact that there is a demand for training and support for parents for their own educational success as well as the educational success of their children.


The first meeting of the project Erasmus – FamilyEdunet: families for educational success took place on June 5th in the campus of ISCE, Portugal. The representative of CONFAP and Manager of the Project in Portugal briefly presented the European partners, objectives, methodology and the project schedule.

This meeting aimed at starting the work between the research team of CI-ISCE (named in the project) and CONFAP, in collaboration with the University of Oviedo, through the organization of the training modules.



[1] Group of European partners from Spain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Poland and Portugal: CIEDT Amalipe – Bulgaria; CONFAP – National Confederation of Parents' Associations, Portugal; EPA - European Confederation of Parents' Associations, Belgium; ERDISC - University of Barcelona, Spain; FAPAC- Federation of Parents' Associations and Mothers of Catalunya, Spain; IEFES - University of Oviedo, Spain; Rodzice W Edukacji – Poland.