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ANP – Associazione nazionale dirigenti pubblici e alte professionalità della scuola

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President: Antonello Giannelli
Contact: Milena Valbonesi


ANP is the oldest and most important school heads association and union in Italy.

Founded in 1987, it gathers the majority of Italian school leaders, and, since 2002, also deputy heads and members of staff.

ANP is an active member in ESHA since its foundation.

ANP is active in many different fields:

  • gives legal advice to its members
  • provides counselling in professional issues and insurance against professional risks
  • runs service training courses for heads and teachers
  • delivers initial training for teachers willing to candidate as school leaders
  • animates debates and diffuses information about school reforms
  • influences policy-makers in educational matters
  • runs and updates a website ( almost daily and sends a regular electronic newsletter to a selected mailing list of professionals in education
  • promotes leadership culture through researches, seminars, and conferences
  • leads negotiations with the public powers for improving the work conditions and the wages of the school leaders