Happy Easter to you and your family!
May the Easter holidays provide a wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy the things that bring you happiness. Take this time to unwind, spend time with loved ones, and indulge in the activities that you find fulfilling. Whether it's reading a good book, exploring nature, or simply taking a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life, may these holidays be a time of peace and rejuvenation for you. Enjoy the beauty of springtime and the joy of Easter, and may you return from your break feeling refreshed and renewed.
Stay safe and talk to you soon!
Next Conference is coming 03/23
After the "COVID-Break" the upcoming ENTEP conference in Lisbon will bring together EU member states in person again, to build bridges in teacher education, creating synergies and finding solutions to common challenges. The conference provides a platform for cooperation and sharing of experiences and best practices in teacher education, including innovative approaches and emerging trends. The focus will also be on addressing current challenges facing the European education system, such as the digital divide and teachers´well being. The conference is an important event for member states to work together towards creating a stronger and more equitable education system for all.
We are looking forward to a constructive exchange!
New ENTEP Member Cards
We are very happy that the follow-up of our ENTEP member cards has arrived!
A big thank you to Fit4Ref and ITIC (International-Teacher-Identity-Card).
Stay safe and see you at our upcoming conference!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Taking a deep breath, spending quality time with the family, finding peace, gathering strength and confidence for 2023, likely wishes, almost all of us have right now. And – let’s face it – we need this time out.
Therefore, have a wonderful holiday season with the chance to recharge your batteries and of course, a great start to the New Year.
New Publication in progress
The developments of the last two years have made it difficult to plan European-wide conferences early and to hold them in presence, also for ENTEP. All the more we are happy to announce a new publication that we are working on. With this we would like to present positive experiences, best practice examples and visions for a future-oriented teacher education in times of uncertainty and crisis from the different EU member states. A big thank you to all authors for their participation and their engagement for ENTEP.
Stay safe and have a beautiful, eventful, but also restful summer!
Especially in difficult times like these, it is more important than ever to stick together and not to lose hope for peaceful coexistence. Easter can spark a boost of courage, hope and joie de vivre. With this in mind, all the best for some harmonious, beautiful Easter holidays with your loved ones.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Wilhelm von Humboldt once said: "Basically, it is always the connections with people that give life its value."
2021 has been another year with lots of challenges for all of us. Among other things face-to-face encounters were difficult or even impossible because of Covid 19. That is regrettable, personally, but also for a body like ENTEP, which benefits above all from the face-to-face events and the associated exchange.
Let's hope that 2022 will bring more opportunities for personal meetings, for families, friends, and yes, for a fruitful exchange in ENTEP.
The warmest thoughts for the Christmas season, may it bring you closer to all those that you love. Have a magnificent New Year with lots of energy, joy and health!
The new ENTEP Publication is out
Teacher Education: The Bologna Process and the Future of Teaching (Daniela Worek & Christian Kraler (Eds.))
In this volume, ENTEP members from different countries cover fundamental questions of teacher education in the European Higher Education Area. They discuss crucial aspects like fundaments, Initial Teacher Education, lifelong learning, evaluation, policy making, research and efforts to build bridges into the future. Thus, the book might serve as a starting point for discussions about future roles of teachers in Europe on different levels towards a European development of teacher professionalism.
Thanks to all authors for their inspiring contributions which have made this publication a special one!
For further information check out "publications".
Warmest thoughts to you and your family.
May you be surrounded by sunshine, flowers, chocolate,
and your loved ones on this happy day.
Happy Easter - Stay safe!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
2020 has been a very special year for us, one with different challenges, numerous imponderables, ups and downs. Despite a temporary standstill, 2020 was also a year of movement. “Einstein ones said: "Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” So we did.
But now it´s time for Christmas, time to slow down and be together with your loved ones, under the Christmas tree or via digital devices.
Therefore, have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Stay healthy and safe!
Always better together
Henry Ford once said: "Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together ist success."
We are currently experiencing difficult times and with them profound changes. Let's get through these times together. There could be a chance in focussing the things that have developed positively, instead of investing all our energy in getting back to the "old normal".
One outcome of our Internal ENTEP Conference (02/20)
In this session it became clear again what an essential role the relationship level plays in the context of online formats, in an exchange on individual topics, as well as to clarify organisational aspects. This is a focal point which should certainly be focussed in the context of Teacher Education.
Therefore “physical distancing” instead of “social distancing” as a way to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Internal ENTEP Conference (02/20)
First of all, we very much hope that you and your families are doing well at this very special time.
As announced, we will not be able to hold the second ENTEP conference this year as usual, and certainly not as planned. In order to ensure an exchange among each other, we will have an internal ENTEP online conference on October 22, 2020.
Stay home, stay safe.
ENTEP Publication is coming soon
Proposing a publication about the Future of Teaching with a special focus on the Bologna Process and its development after twenty years, ENTEP followed its interest and tradition of twenty years in trying to foster this historical trust-building process among EU member states.
We are very pleased that our publication "Teacher Education: the Bologna Process and the Future of Teaching" is coming soon.
The chairs will remain empty - 20th anniversary called off
The COVID-19 pandemic has made this year a unique and stressfull one for all of us. At the beginning of the year, hardly anyone expected how the following months would develop and what major challenges we would have to face.
In addition to all the professional and private challenges and changes that have arisen, the health aspects were the main focus. In this context, we very much hope that you and your family, friends and colleagues are doing well.
As far as ENTEP is concerned, we also have to go different ways this year. Accordingly, we will unfortunately not be able to hold any of our planned face-to-face events this year and we have to postpone the big conference that we wanted to hold in Portugal as part of our 20th anniversary to next year. Instead, we will have an internal ENTEP conference between the 19th and the 22nd of October.
All the best and stay healthy!
20 Years of ENTEP
The European Network on Teacher Education Policies (ENTEP) was formally launched at an International conference under the Portuguese Presidency, held in Loulé in 2000. Accordingly, this year ENTEP celebrates two decades of active cooperation among its ministers’ representatives from most European member states on Teacher Education policies in Europe and the shared responsibility to foster the urgently needed innovation process in a rapidly changing world.
ENTEP’s dedication to compare, discuss and reflect new approaches for more comparability considering the role of learning in the knowledge society today created an important condition for involvement, trust and cooperation despite all national differences and educational cultures.
As recent years have shown an increase of attention to evidence-based policymaking with the awareness that the quality of teachers is crucial and positively related to students’ outcomes, it has always been considered a great chance that ENTEP members come from various fields of Teacher Education and policymaking in Europe. There are university professors and researchers as well as representatives of the Ministers of Education and the European Commission.
Today we are deeply thankful to our founding fathers and their vision to establish an advisory and reference group to foster and strengthen a trust-building process of fruitful mutual exchange on themes in Teacher Education policymaking that are high on the European Agenda.
Learning from each other in an open-minded and mindful collegial atmosphere is certainly an important precondition that all representatives are highly valuating. Thus, strengthening European Spirit and Thinking has always been of top priority in ENTEP’s work. To name only one important contribution of ENTEP in the last years: the profile of “The European Teacher” received great attention and widespread responses throughout Europe.
Various European Cooperation Programmes like those of the European Commission complementing and supporting national arrangements of member states have been in particular focus within ENTEP’S work, while ENTEP also acted as a sounding board for the European Commission in many highlighted topics. In this context, we would like to thank the support ENTEP has received from the European Commission over the years.
The success of our network naturally was and is closely linked to the dedication and commitment of each member and each representative’s further initiative to disseminate ENTEP´s work in their national professional contexts. We here would like to thank all former and current members who went out of their way to do so.
Even if we cannot celebrate ENTEP's 20th anniversary this year as planned, we will continue our work as usual and make up for our celebration as soon as possible. At this point, a special thanks go to Susana Lopes and her team, who had already made all the arrangements to be able to celebrate ENTEP's anniversary at the place where it was founded and has already agreed to organize the celebration when a get-together will be possible again.
With this in mind, we wish you a lot of strength for this challenging time, good health and a positive view of the future.
For more details on ENTEP Conferences, publications and discussion papers, please visit: https://www.entep.eu/index.php
Let's turn the crisis into an opportunity
Covid-19 presents us with new challenges day by day and changes are becoming the norm. In the context of education, we can see that students, their parents, but also their teachers find themselves in very demanding situations.
Since the next ENTEP conference had to be cancelled due to Covid-19, we will use online tools to exchange information on current developments in the field of Initial Teacher Education and try to learn from each other this way. Unity in Diversity!
Further information will follow - stay safe!
Of course, we had all imagined Easter as usual: gathering young and old in one place, looking for Easter eggs together - that will be very different in this special year 2020. Who would have expected the challenges we would have to face in 2020? It seems that Covid-19 has taken over. All of our lives are in some way affected by this, uniting each of us globally. How we approach each other with empathy and kindness is very important right now. More than ever, we need each other. Jackie Chan ones said: “We live in a global village and we are one single family. It’s our responsibility to bring friendship and love from all different places around the world and to live together in peace.” Now we can only stay together by staying away from each other.
But it is not social distancing that we should practice, just physical distancing. And yes, there are opportunities to come together as family, friends and as colleagues. Whether digitally via e-mails, via video conference, classic on the phone or - even more classic - via letter and parcel post.
Warmest thoughts to you and your family. Happy Easter!
Important Notice - ENTEP Conference (01/20) canceled
The situation with the COVID-19 is changing rapidly. In response to the latest developments, a lot of EU Member States have decided not to participate at any events physically until the end of April / May 2020. Since we do not know how the situation will develop in the next few weeks and a lot of events and work will build up, unfortunately, the cancelation of the ENTEP conference in May seems inevitable. We will try to find a new date for the conference when the situation is clearer.
As we work through this challenge, our thoughts and prayers are with all persons affected by this pandemic.
All the best and stay strong!
New ENTEP Homepage 02/20
As a non-profit organization, ENTEP relies on the engagement of its members and other supporters.
Thanks a million
- to Prof. Dr. Romita Iucu, University of Bucharest, who has offered ENTEP an internet platform for many years.
- to the Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie for the financial support of the new address: www.entep.eu
- to Mr. Jens Horing, who has implemented the content of our old ENTEP homepage in cooperation with
Dr. Daniela Worek into an innovative and modern design.
We are very grateful for your engagement and your support!
ENTEP Member Cards 01/20
Never go out without your ENTEP Member Card.
Design: Mr. Stefan Fraenzel and Dr. Daniela Worek
Financial Support: Fit4Ref, Mr. Stefan Fraenzel
Function: ITIC (International-Teacher-Identity-Card)
We are very happy that all ENTEP representatives and emeritus members have received a member card.
THANK YOU, Stefan!
ENTEP and TEPE Cooperation 12/19
Since ENTEP and TEPE, are working on the quality of Teacher Education, both organizations have agreed to engage in a constructive exchange. After TEPE´s invitation to the conference in Krakow, ENTEP invited Prof. Dr. Marco Snoek, who represented TEPE next to Prof. Dr. Joanna Madalińska-Michalak, to the ENTEP conference in Prague.
It has been shown that it is valuable to inspire and learn from each other.
The plan is to have a joint conference in 2021. Looking forward to it!
ENTEP at the TEPE Conference in Krakow 05/19
On behalf of TEPE Board and Conference Organisers, Prof. Dr. Joanna Madalińska-Michalak University of Warsaw TEPE Network Chair TEPE 2019 Conference Chair and Dr Paweł Poszytek General Director Foundation for the Development of the Education System, ENTEP was invited to the 12th TEPE International Conference on "Quality Teachers and Quality Teacher Education: Research, Policy and Practice” in Krakow, Poland, 16-18 May 2019.
It has been a very fruitful conference - thank you for the excellent organisation!
Facebook me 03/19
Check out our new Facebook Account under: https://www.facebook.com/
New ENTEP Coordinator Dr. Daniela Worek 10/18
We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Daniela Worek from Germany was voted to be the new coordinator of ENTEP.
Especially now that we, as members of the European Union, are facing a multitude of challenges, it is important to come together and work together.
In the next years, we are not only celebrating the 20th anniversary of ENTEP, but we also have a lot of tasks on our to-do list: ENTEP and ENTEP's outcome should become more visible again, we want to strengthen cooperations within the network and between other important partners which are related to Teacher Education, and of course, we want to challenge future-oriented topics, which are relevant to all EU Member States.
All the best and a lucky hand, Daniela!
Former Coordinator Prof. Dr. Mojca Pecek-Cuk 10/18
Prof. Dr. Mojca Pecek-Cuk has finshed her legislation as a coordinator of ENTEP. One of her highlights was the publication on "Teacher Education for Multilingual and Multicultural Settings" (2016). We are glad that she is continuing her engagement as an active ENTEP member.
THANK YOU, Mojca, for your dedication and hard work as a coordinator.
A new ENTEP Logo 07/18
Building bridges - between different stakeholders in Teacher Education, EU member states, into the future.
After a long time of inspirational discussions, we have decided to have this bridge as new ENTEP logo.
Thank you very much to Mr. Stefan Fraenzel and Dr. Daniela Worek for the implementation.
Emeritus Member: Prof. Dr. Michael Schratz 10/17
Prof. Dr. Michael Schratz, who has been one of the most inspirational and productive members of ENTEP for many years has turned from an active member to an emeritus member of ENTEP.
Two of his biggest achievements for ENTEP were and still are the creation of the "European Teacher" and the birth of "EDITE" (EUROPEAN DOCTORATE IN TEACHER EDUCATION - http://www.edite.eu/).
THANK YOU, Michael!
Special Guest at the ENTEP Conference in Lisbon 10/17
It was a big honour that Mr. Guilherme d’Oliveira Martins, the former Portuguese Minister of Education, who in 1999 presented to his colleagues from the other EU Member States the proposal for launching ENTEP, could open the international ENTEP conference "Evaluation Frameworks for Schools and Teachers".
ENTEP presents its Results at the International Conference in Frankfurt 03/17
At the "First European Conference on Internationalization of Teacher Education Challenges and Options towards a better Recognition and Comparability of Qualifications", which was organized by the Hessische Lehrkräfteakademie (Dr. Daniela Worek) in cooperation with the Goethe-University (Prof. Dr. Daniela Elsner), ENTEP was invited to have a voice.
ENTEP strongly supports the idea to recognize Teacher Education Diplomas according to the motto ‘Equivalence in Lieu of Uniformity’.
THANK YOU for a very inspirational and future-oriented conference and the possibility to make a significant contribution.
New ENTEP Publication is out!
Education for Multilingual and Multicultural Settings. (Messner, E., Worek, D., Pecek, M. (Eds.))
Increased cultural and linguistic diversity in classrooms throughout Europe is creating a great challenge for teachers, resulting in a profound need to adequately prepare teachers and other experts to teach in multilingual and multicultural settings. The ENTEP book at hand can be considered as a response to the challenges connected to increased cultural and linguistic diversity in classrooms. It represents a series of significant contributions by several European experts who are either official ENTEP members or who dedicate their expertise to ENTEP with themes deriving from various important aspects of this topic. The recommendations and elaborations herein on theory and practice within the chosen topic intend to stimulate, inspire and enrich further discussion and professional discourse among policy makers, teachers, teacher educators,and researchers in teacher education institutions, student teachers and other stakeholders in the field, as well as the wider school community. They address substantial issues to be pursued in European teacher education and in particular highlight the need to further facilitate and intensify EU-wide research and support for quality improvement of teachers work in the presented thematic examples. It should also promote new concepts and approaches for teaching with engaged political strategic interventions in the various current challenges in European member states.
Thanks to all authors! You have made this publication a very inspiring one!
For more information click on "publications".
Emeritus Member: Ursula Uzerli 02/15
Ursula Uzerli has been dedicated to ENTEP since the beginning. As one of the most inspirational and productive members of ENTEP, she has initiated decisive paths in different roles, as a member and a coordinator. Now she is turning into an emeritus member of ENTEP.
THANK YOU, Ursula!