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Erasmus+ - A guide to European Union opportunities in education, training, youth and sport : changing lives, opening minds

If you are interested in EU funding for education, training, youth or sport, then this brochure is for you. It provides essential information about the main opportunities available in these fields.

 
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Towards a mobility scoreboard; conditions for learning abroad in Europe

This feasibility report contains a set of draft proposals for indicators of conditions for learner mobility in higher education.

 
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ECTS and Diploma Supplement Label Holders 2011 & 2012pdf(4.58 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

This brochure presents the Higher Education Institutions that have obtained one or both of the Labels in 2011 and 2012.

 
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Preventing Early School Leaving in Europe – Lessons Learned from Second Chance Educationpdf(4.94 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

The overall purpose of this study was to undertake research to identify good practices in second chance education, their success factors, and their transferability into initial education and training.

 
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Education and Training in Europe 2020 - Responses from the EU Member States

This report presents a focused comparative analysis of national responses to the Europe 2020 priorities in the field of education and training. It concentrates on recent and forthcoming national reforms across four thematic areas that have a direct relevance to the Europe 2020 strategy: early school leaving (ESL), higher education, youth employment and vocational education and training (VET) and lifelong learning.

 
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Improving the quality of teaching and learning in Europe’s higher education institutions

Report of the High Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education to the European Commission

 
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Erasmus+ - Changing lives opening minds

Leaflet presenting the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport 2014 - 2020

 
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Delivering Education across Borders in the European Unionpdf(6.05 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

This report presents the findings of a study on the provision of franchising, validation and branch campuses in Higher Education across borders in the EU, referred to as cross-border higher education.

 
Physical Education and Sport at School in Europe

Physical Education and Sport at School in Europe

Physical Education and Sport at School in Europe maps the state of play of physical education and sport activities at school in 30 European countries. The report covers primary and lower secondary education and provides an insight into the following topics: national strategies and large-scale initiatives where they exist, the status of physical education in national curricula and steering documents, recommended annual taught time, pupil assessment, teacher education, extracurricular activities and planned national reforms.

 
Funding of Education in Europe 2000-2012: The Impact of the Economic Crisis

Funding of Education in Europe 2000-2012: The Impact of the Economic Crisis

This report looks at the trends in education spending over the period 2000-2012 and examines the impact that the financial and economic crisis has had on education budgets across Europe over the last few years (2010-2012). The analysis covers the developments in education funding from pre-primary to tertiary level and provides an overview of the main trends in the adult learning sector in 31 European countries.

 
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National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/14pdf

This Eurydice report provides a detailed overview of the national public fee and support systems in place across European countries. The report contains key points which enable readers to have a good overall understanding of the topic while the national diagrams aim to show the main characteristics of each system.

 
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Celebrating 25 years of Erasmus

In this brochure the Erasmus student and staff ambassadors share their experiences of the Programme, how the 25th anniversary was marked in their country and, as the launch date of the new Programme fast approaches, their hopes for its future.

 
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Financing the Adult Learning Sectorpdf(5.09 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

The study maps and analyses key data, the sources, the mechanisms of funding approaches and relevant recent developments in selected European and non-European countries.

 
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Quality in the Adult Learning Sectorpdf(6.42 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

The study focuses on mapping interesting practices throughout Europe and on providing ingredients for the development of a framework for quality assurance in adult learning, in which quality assurance systems in other education sectors need to be taken into account. It includes recommendations on how to proceed.

 
Opening higher education to adults

Opening higher education to adultspdf(7.92 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

This study provides key data and information on current developments in the higher education sector. The main empirical basis is built by case studies of higher education institutions and programmes from 15 European and 5 non-European countries and 15 country reports from the European countries the study covers.

 
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Prison education and training in Europe – current state-of-play and challengespdf(1.45 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

This report offers an analytical summary the current state-of-play and challenges in prison education and training in Europe. The report draws on previous work on prison education and training undertaken by the European Commission.

 
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The Employability of Higher Education Graduates: The Employers’ Perspectivepdf(3.11 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

This study sets out to get beneath the surface of what employers’ believe makes graduates employable – and why one graduate might have the edge over another. The study uses an innovative approach to look at employers’ preferences for graduates, namely by simulating the selection process with hypothetical candidates. This so-called conjoint study with responses from more than 900 employers in nine different European countries (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK) was complemented with in-depth interviews with employers as well as focus groups of relevant stakeholders in 12 European countries (the nine countries above plus Estonia, Greece, and Hungary).

 
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Teachers' and School Heads' Salaries and Allowances in Europe 2012/13pdf

This annual Eurydice report contains national descriptions and a comparative overview on teachers and school heads' salaries in Europe. The report covers full-time, fully qualified teachers and school heads at pre-primary, primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education levels.

 
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Regional partnerships in school education

This brochure illustrates 16 projects that have benefited from the European Union’s support and have successfully developed regional cooperation. With a view to informing, inspiring and motivating, these examples also invite you to become involved.

 
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Comenius Good Practice Examplespdf(868 kB)Choose translations of the previous link 

This publication shows the close links between European school policy developments and the Comenius projects implemented in the field.

 
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Study of the impact of Comenius centralised actionspdf(3.91 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

The study aimed to assess the impact of the Comenius Programme on school education in Europe, to identify obstacles and opportunities to increase the effectiveness of the Comenius Programme, and contribute to the final evaluation of the Lifelong Learning Programme. To this end, the study focused on the impact of Comenius Centralised Actions on individuals, organisations, and wider systems.

See also the searchable online inventory with descriptions and outcomes of 145 projects.

 
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Study of the impact of eTwinning on participating pupils, teachers and schools

This impact study of eTwinning is intended to contribute to the final evaluation of the LLP (2007-2013), particularly assessing impact in terms of pedagogy, teacher professional development and pupil learning, and analysing the factors that contribute to, or constrain, successful participation in eTwinning and thus the impact upon the overall effectiveness of the Comenius Programme.

 
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Evaluation of EU rules on free movement of EU citizens and their family members and their practical implementationpdf(7.02 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

The aim of this study is to provide the Commission with factual information and data on the Member States’ legal frameworks concerning equal treatment in access to higher education as well as study finance and its portability.

 
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Learning Europe at school

This study outlines not only what Member States are doing to promote learning about the European Union (EU) but also identifies what works to develop students’ understanding of the EU.

 
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Erasmus manifestopdf(2.33 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

This manifesto considers the achievements of Erasmus over the past 25 years and looks forward to the evolution of the Programme so that it can be of even greater service to European citizens and society in the coming years.

 
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Comenius Regio Partnerships Compendium - 2012pdf(1.5 Mb)

This publication is a Compendium of Comenius Regio projects which started in 2012 and will be finalised in 2014. These examples aim to inform, inspire, and motivate schools to take part in this type of project. The following pages describe briefly the project partners, the main objectives of each project, the activities undertaken, the end results and the main impacts.

 
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Education and disability / special needs

This study analyses the position of children with special educational needs and adults with disabilities in different education systems and labour markets across Europe.

 
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Analysis of the Grundtvig assistantships and visits and exchanges actions

The purpose of this study is to analyse and assess the first years of implementation of the two Grundtvig Mobility Actions “Assistantships” and "Visits and Exchanges", which were both established in 2009.

 
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Final report of the High-Level-Group on Literacypdf(19.3 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

The focus of this report work has been on literacy skills in Europe relating both to society as a whole and to specific age groups (young children, children, adolescents, and adults).

 
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Learning for active ageing and intergenerational learning

This study brings together and summarises the key findings of the literature review, case studies and analysis of Grundtvig programme funded projects to demonstrate the benefits of investing in and supporting learning for older people, how these benefits can be realised and what can be done to achieve them more widely.

 
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Erasmus changing lives opening minds for 25 years

This brochure sets out how Erasmus has had an impact on its participants, both students and staff. The 66 Erasmus Ambassadors featured have been involved in the programme from its early days to the present.

 
Erasmus changing lives opening minds for 25 years

Erasmus changing lives opening minds for 25 years

This ebook sets out how Erasmus has had an impact on its participants, both students and staff. The 66 Erasmus Ambassadors featured have been involved in the programme from its early days to the present.

 
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The state of European university-business cooperation

Study on the cooperation between higher education institutions and public and private organisations in Europe.

 
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Tuning Australia pilot project

Report from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council

 
Pre-study on the role of higher education institutions as providers of continuous professional learning and adult education

Pre-study on the role of higher education institutions as providers of continuous professional learning and adult educationpdf(745 kB)Choose translations of the previous link 

This report presents results of the pre-study on the role of higher education institutions (HEIs) as providers of continuous professional learning and adult education. It aimed to offer a review of the current volume of adult learning in HEIs and raise a limited number of key questions in this area.

 
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Supporting vocational education and training in Europe: the Bruges Communiqué

The Communiqué defines common objectives for 2020 and an action plan for the coming years, combining national measures with European support. This brochure introduces the context for this cooperation, the challenges to be met and the goals for the coming years.

 
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Supporting growth and jobs – an agenda for the modernisation of Europe's higher education systems

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions

 
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Comenius Regio Partnerships Compendium - 2011pdf(1.39 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

This publication is a Compendium of Comenius Regio projects which started in 2011 and were finalised in 2013. These examples aim to inform, inspire, and motivate schools to take part in this type of project. The following pages describe briefly the project partners, the main objectives of each project, the activities undertaken, the end results and the main impacts.

 
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Emerging Skills and Competences - A transatlantic studypdf(1.85 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

This report presents research findings from a transatlantic comparative study on Emerging skills and Competences. More specifically, the study explores approaches adopted to make education and training systems more responsive to emerging skills needs to match future demands in more globalised labour markets.

 
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Impact of ongoing reforms in education and training on the adult learning sector pdf(4.68 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

The study examines impact assessment methodologies and provides guidance for planning and conducting impact assessment as part of policy development, illustrated by two case studies.

 
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Competence Requirements in Early Childhood Education and Carepdf(5.2 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

This report presents the findings of a European research project jointly conducted by the University of East London (UEL) and the University of Ghent (UGent). The study explored conceptualisations of ‘competence’ and professionalism in early childhood practice, and identified systemic conditions for developing, supporting and maintaining competence in all layers of the early childhood system.

 
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Family literacy in Europe: using parental support initiatives to enhance early literacy development

This report provides an overview of research, strategies, policies, initiatives and programmes in the field of family literacy.

 
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Mapping of teachers' preparation for entrepreneurship educationpdf(3.59 Mb)Choose translations of the previous link 

This study is an attempt to get a first impression on the level and type of activities taken at practitioner level to include entrepreneurship in teacher education.