Welcome

Welcome to the official website of European School Heads Association (ESHA) Biennial Conference 2022, which will be held in Limassol, Cyprus on 18-21 May 2022.

The Conference will start with the General Assembly of the ESHA members on 18th May 2022 and study visits will follow on 19th May 2022. Presentations by invited speakers and parallel sessions will take place on 20th and 21st of May, 2022 (Friday and Saturday).

The Cyprus Primary School Headteachers and the Pancyprian Organisation of Primary School Greek Teachers – POED), are honoured to host the ESHA Biennial Conference 2022 and we would like to express our warm thanks to the ESHA General Assembly and Board members, for entrusting this important event to our Association for the second time, after 2010.

Our Conference was initially scheduled to take place on October 2020. After considering all the parameters regarding the COVID-19 pandemic we decided reschedule the dates for ESHA Biennial Conference 2022, with the hope to have a challenging and safe experience.

Bearing in mind the crucial role that School Leadership has to play in the contemporary social, political, economic and cultural scene, we propose a challenging topic that invites experiences, knowledge and ideas from both academics and practitioners worldwide: “School leadership in 2020+: trends and challenges for quality and inclusion”.

In addition to the two-day conference (20-21/5/2022, Friday and Saturday), we recommend all participants seize the opportunity to enrich their experience in Cyprus through study-visits at schools and site-visits, which will take place before the conference, on the 19th of May 2022.

The Republic of Cyprus has been an EU member since 2004. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, after Sicily and Sardinia with 1.2 million inhabitants (2020). The island is located at the crossroad of the Mediterranean Sea routes linking three parts of the world—Europe, Asia and Africa. Cyprus is well-known for its rich sunshine with more than 300 days of sunlight annually and has one of the world’s oldest civilisations going back 10.000 years.

Looking forward to share and unveil ideas that will challenge reflection and discussion for the role and mission of leadership while promoting the values of democracy and inclusion, we invite you to Cyprus!

Warm regards, on behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee,

Costas

Constantinos A. Michael, PhD

Conference Host and Chair