The IEPA’s key objectives are to promote dialogue around adequate spending on learning resources; engage with Government and its agencies to promote publishers as policy partners; stay close to e-learning developments and provide members with effective market research, statistics and timely information. To this end, the IEPA intends to:
Partner with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) and the Department of Education and Skills (DES) to secure sufficient notice and clarification of syllabus change to enable an efficient roll-out of new curricula.
Communicate relevant industry messages to stakeholders in education, including parents, students, government bodies, charity organisations and the media.
Liaise closely with and represent the interests of the IEPA members on relevant industry issues including VAT on eBooks, reintroduction of DES grants, copyright legislation, eBook platforms and other developments in technology.
Work with the DES on matters of mutual interest, such as supply of materials for children with recognised learning disabilities
N.B. The areas of price, discounts, trade terms etc. are not under the remit of the IEPA in strict adherence with Competition Law.