The European Leadership Network Europe (ELNE) is a Europe-wide network of several organisations (policymakers, practitioners, researchers and stakeholders) to collect good examples and research on school leadership to inform policymaking at both European and national levels, promote co-operation, policy development and implementation at different governance levels, and support the European Commission’s policy work on teachers and school leaders.  This network builds on existing activities developed at European level, especially initiatives and projects supported through European Union programmes in the field of education. The coordinator of the 4-year project, that started with the Network’s kick-off meeting in Brussels on 6-7 September 2023, is the European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE), with ETUCE as one of the key leaders alongside the European School Heads Association (ESHA), the European Parents’ Association (EPA), the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU).  



ELNE project 1st year (2023-24) on learning communities and collaborative school/educational leadership 

The first year of the project will focus on learning communities and collaborative school and education leadership within research calls, a collection of good practices, a webinar week and a conference.  

The upcoming events of the project are: 

The webinars on 12 and 14 February focus on attractiveness of the teaching profession, and several of these webinars will be organized by ETUCE with the focus on: 

  • Early childhood education: How collaborative school leadership can help with tackling staff shortages in the Early Childhood Education sector?, 12 February 2024 11.30-12.45 (CET) 
  • Vocational education: Attractiveness of studying and working in vocational education and training - the role of collaborative school leadership, 12 February 2024 13.45-15.00 (CET) 
  • Higher education:  Collaborative governance in higher education institutions for quality learning and teaching, 12 February 2024 15.15-16.30 (CET) 
  • Adult learning: The role of collaborative educational leadership to support the well-being of adult learning educators, 14 February 2024, 15.00-16.00 (CET) 

The webinars are open for registration to the public via  

  • 1st Conference on 23 April 2024 (for partners only); 
  • A journal collecting research and good practices, EduJournal. 

More information is available on ELNE’s official website: 

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The outcomes of the 1st year project will be available at the project website: