Welcome to the official website of ESHA Biennial Conference 2020, which will this year be held in Limassol, Cyprus on October 21st to 24th 2020. The Conference starts with the General Assembly on 21st and study visits will follow on 22nd of October. Presentations and workshops will take place on 23rd and 24th of October 2020 (Friday and Saturday).

The Cyprus Primary School Headteachers are honoured to host the ESHA Biennial Conference 2020 and we would like to express our warm thanks to the ESHA General Assembly, for entrusting this important event to our Association for the second time, after 2010.

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 (23-24/10/2020, 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 22nd of October 2020.

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 1.17 million inhabitants (2016). 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 ideas for new practices, and contribute to the discussions about ‘trends and challenges’ and the role of leadership for quality and inclusion in education, we invite you to Cyprus!

On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee

Constantinos Michael, PhD
Conference Host