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The members of INEPS regularly exchange experiences in seminars and during conferences and they are engaged in exchange programmes for pupils and educators. The educational bridge is formed through the common methodology and particularly through the practical experiences of the pupils, this helps to overcome existing language barriers also.

The INEPS network began setting up its international congresses in 1990 which developed further the organisation of the network and which stabilised the integration of participating partner institutions. The INEPS congresses are the central events of the network. Their purpose is to enable annual meetings of INEPS members so that they can exchange information, evaluate and plan activities within Productive Learning internationally. The changing congress location makes it possible to know the work of a particular partner project and triggers impulses for its development.

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The congresses have proved to be a location for educational innovation which attracts new and interested people and which is important for securing and increasing the quality of Productive Learning as well as for the establishing of personal contacts between the INEPS educators.


Congresses for Educators that took place up until now:

2017 24th to 28th April 2017:
29th INEPS Congress in Burgas, Bulgaria
: "Productive Learning as a means to prevent early school leaving"
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2016 26th to 29th April 2016:
28th INEPS Congress in Tampere, Finland: "Bright education for all - activating and practical methods throughout the learning path"
2015 12th to 16th April 2015 in Hilversum, Netherlands: 27th INEPS Congress "The pedagogical concept of Productive Learning: In dialogue with students, parents and companies"
2014 26th to 30th April 2014 in Berlin, Germany: 26th INEPS Congress “Students in focus – Individual education in Productive Learning”
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2013 6th to 10th April 2013 in New York, USA: 25th INEPS Congress "Educating for the 21st century - connecting school and community through experiential learning"
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2012 6th to 10th May 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania: 24th INEPS-Congress "Productive Learning - Another way of Thinking"
2011 30th of April to 5th of May 2011 in Patras (Greece): 23rd INEPS-Congress: “The holistic approach and multiprofessional collaboration in Productive Learning. Has prevention from addictive substances and behaviors a supportive role to it?”
2010 1st to 6th of May 2010 in Bucarest (Rumania): 22nd INEPS-Congress “Building bridges over troubled waters – Productive Learning improving general skills needed in personal and working life”
2009 3rd to 8th of May 2009 in Helsinki (Finland): INEPS' 21st Congress "Exploring innovative environments for Productive Learning"
2008 21st to 26th of April 2008 in Burgas (Bulgaria): 20th INEPS-Congress "Individual Vocational Orientation in Productive Learning"
2007 April 2007 in Pécs (Hungary): 19th INEPS-Congress "Inclusive Education and Productive Learning"
2006 May 2006 in Wernigerode: 18th INEPS-Congress "Productive Learning: an Educational Approach for Everybody?"
2005 May 2005 in Moskow (Russia): 17th INEPS-Congress "Democratisation of Education - Participation as a Motor of Developing Democracy"
2004 May 2004 in Vilafranca (Catalonia/Spain): 16th INEPS-Congress "Productive Learning for a Better Cultural Understanding"
2003 May 2003 in Hämeenlinna (Finland): 15th INEPS-Congress "Providing Equal Opportunities for Disadvantaged Young People"
2002 May 2002 in Patras (Greece): 14th INEPS-Congress "The Interaction between Community Education and Productive Learning"
2001 May 2001 in New York (USA): 13th INEPS-Congress "Providing Diverse Educational Alternatives in a Multicultural Community"
2000 May 2000 in Stockholm (Sweden): 12th INEPS-Congress "Opening up the World for Disadvantaged Young People"
1999 May 1999 in Berlin: 11th INEPS-Congress "Productive Learning: a Common Future of Education and Economy"
1998 May 1998 in Krakau (Poland): 10th INEPS-Congress "Productive Learning: From Alternative to Mainstream Education"
1997 May 1997 in Funchal/Madeira (Portugal): 9th INEPS-Congress "Individual Development and Personal Growth through Productive Learning"
1996 May 1996 in Kuopio (Finland): 8th INEPS-Congress "What Co-operation we have together"
1995 May 1995 in New York (USA): 7th INEPS-Congress "Learning for the 21th Century. International Educators Conference"
1994 1994 in Paris (France): 6th INEPS-Congress "A Productive Educational Policy for the Youth of Europe"
1993 June 1993 in St. Petersburg (Russia): 5th INEPS-Kongress "Developing Productive Learning"
1992 May 1992 in Vilafranca (Spain): 4th INEPS-Congress "Productive Learning: What Is It? What Could It Be?"

October 1991 in Pécs (Hungary): 3rd INEPS-Congress "Productive Learning and Enviroment" and
May 1991 in Peniche (Portugal): 2nd INEPS-Congress "How to become a Productive School"

1990 November 1990 in Arezzo (Italia): 1st INEPS-Congress "International Network of Productive Schools in Europe"



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