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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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The work of the Eurydice network is co-funded under the Erasmus+ programme.

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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.

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