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Eurydice is a network whose task is to explain how education systems are organised in Europe and how they work.

We publish descriptions of national education systems, comparative studies devoted to specific topics, indicators and statistics in the field of education.

Our reports show how countries tackle challenges at all education levels: early childhood education and care, primary and secondary education, higher education and adult learning. More About us

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Date of publication: 16 February 2017

These thematic overviews provide background information to the Education and Training Monitor 2016, and examine education structures, policies and reforms in five key areas:

  • Early childhood education and care
  • Achievement in basic skills
  • Early leaving from Education and Training
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate Employability.


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Focus on: What future for student mobility?

Date of publication: 14 February 2017

"I look forward to a United States of Europe, in which the barriers between the nations will be greatly minimised and unrestricted travel will be possible." - Winston Churchill in 1942

Student mobility is undoubtedly of huge value to European society. But while it brings benefits to individuals, to countries and to Europe itself, support measures for student mobility are not uniform across the EU. We ask: what are the factors that motivate young people to study abroad, what different possibilities does EU citizenship provide them with, and is there a hopeful future for transnational study in today's current political climate?


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2016 - Eurydice publications

Date of publication: 10 February 2017

In 2016, Eurydice published a number of reports on various educational topics.

An overview of our 2016 publications is now available. With just one click, you can easily get access to all our reports!


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United Kingdom, Wales: Wales introduces a framework for digital competence

Date of publication: 09 February 2017

In September 2016 the Welsh Government published a Digital Competence Framework for use in schools and other educational settings with learners aged three to 16-plus. The Framework aims to encapsulate the skills that will help learners thrive in an increasingly digital world.


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Support Mechanisms for Evidence-based Policy-Making in Education

Date of publication: 26 January 2017

This report describes the mechanisms and practices that support evidence-based policy-making in the education sector in Europe. It comparatively looks at institutions and practices in evidence-based policy-making, as well as the accessibility, and mediation, of evidence. The report presents more detailed information on each individual country, with specific examples of the use of evidence in policy formulation for each separate country.


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Hungary: New names for Vocational Education and Training institutions

Date of publication: 10 January 2017

As of September 2016, the government has re-named and re-structured all Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutions in Hungary. The names of all three types of Initial Vocational Education and Training (IVET) programmes have been changed.


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France: New organisation for programmes leading to Master's degree

Date of publication: 04 January 2017

A joint proposal was made by Unions and the Department of National Education, Higher Education and Research to reform the organisation of Master's programmes, and will be implemented in September 2017.


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Eurydice Newsletter 2016, Winter edition

Date of publication: 22 December 2016

Welcome to the winter 2016 edition of the Eurydice Newsletter. The Newsletter provides you with updates on the most recent and forthcoming Eurydice publications, as well as news from the European education world. Education systems vary significantly across Europe, and Eurydice aims at understanding and explaining clearly how those systems work.


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Focus on: Are education systems focusing on the right skills?

Date of publication: 20 December 2016 "Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."– Albert Einstein

Are education systems focusing on developing the right skills at school and universities? Societies are ageing, workforces are shrinking, productivity is slowing, radicalism is growing, and young people are aspiring to jobs with maximum security. Is Europe losing its dynamism? Its innovative capacity? And if things continue on the same path, what will be the consequences for our way of living and position on the international stage?


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Sweden: Fast Track Training for Newly Arrived Teachers and Preschool Teachers

Date of publication: 19 December 2016

As of autumn 2016, five Swedish universities have been offering a new course for newly-arrived teachers and preschool teachers to help skilled migrants gain work in a short time.


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Lithuania:A New Law on Science and Studies in Lithuania

Date of publication: 09 December 2016

After three years of discussions, the Lithuanian Parliament has approved a new Law on Science and Studies. The new law will come into force on 1 January 2017.


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Mobility Scoreboard: Higher Education Background Report

Date of publication: 8 December 2016

The new Eurydice ‘Mobility Scoreboard: Higher Education’ background report includes six indicators in five thematic areas: information and guidance, foreign language preparation, portability of grants and loans, support provided to students with low socio-economic background, recognition of earning outcomes and qualifications. It has been produced to support the European Commission’s Mobility Scoreboard, whose purpose is to provide a framework for monitoring progress made by European countries in promoting, and removing obstacles to, learning mobility.