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Primary education

Blue Star programme for primary schools - The 'Blue Star' Programme aims to foster better understanding and knowledge of the European Union in primary schools. Participating schools undertake a series of classroom-based projects and activities based on four key themes (Historical, Geographic, Cultural and Creative, Institutional), culminating in specific events to mark Europe Day on 9th May.

Léargas: the Irish national agency for the Erasmus+ programme.

Department of Education and Skills

Education in Ireland

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Secondary education

Léargas: the Irish national agency for the Erasmus+ programme.

Department of Education and Skills

Education Ireland

European Youth Portal - offers information on studying, working and holidaying in another EU country as well as an opportunity to say or ask something about European issues.

Travelling in Europe: the EU's official website for people travelling in the 28 countries of the EU, it offers practical advice and helpful tips on a wealth of subjects, from what documents you need, to getting healthcare and using your mobile phone.

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Vocational education

Léargas: the Irish national agency for the Erasmus+ programme.

Department of Education and Skills

Education Ireland

Institutes of Technology - there are thirteen Institutes of Technology located around Ireland offering a comprehensive range of courses from craft/apprentice programmes to higher technical/technological education.

European Youth Portal - offers information on studying, working and holidaying in another EU country as well as an opportunity to say or ask something about European issues.

Travelling in Europe: the EU's official website for people travelling in the 28 countries of the EU, it offers practical advice and helpful tips on a wealth of subjects, from what documents you need, to getting healthcare and using your mobile phone.

Europass is a new initiative which aims to help people make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe, thus facilitating the mobility of both learners and workers.  The Europass documents have been designed in such a way as to help people chronicle their skills and competences in a coherent manner, whether they are planning to enroll in an education or training programme, looking for a job, or getting experience abroad. 

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Third level education

Higher Education Authority (HEA): the Irish contact point for the Erasmus+ programme.

Department of Education and Skills

Education Ireland

The National University of Ireland (NUI) is Ireland's largest university. The NUI is a federal university with four Constituent Universities:

There are also five recognised colleges of the University

Trinity College Dublin

Dublin City University

University of Limerick

Institutes of Technology - there are thirteen Institutes of Technology located around Ireland offering a comprehensive range of courses from two-year Higher Certificate, three-year Ordinary Bachelor Degree and three to five-year Honours Bachelor Degrees as well as a range of postgraduate programmes at Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctoral level.

National Qualifications Authority of Ireland: responsible for developing and maintaining the National Framework of Qualifications.

Further Education and Training Awards Council: responsible for and promoting quality awards in further education and training; validating the quality of programmes; setting national standards; and establishing working partnerships

Association for Higher Education Access and Disability: promotes full access to and participation in third level education for students with disabilities in Ireland.

European Youth Portal - offers information on studying, working and holidaying in another EU country as well as an opportunity to say or ask something about European issues.

Travelling in Europe: the EU's official website for people travelling in the 28 countries of the EU, it offers practical advice and helpful tips on a wealth of subjects, from what documents you need, to getting healthcare and using your mobile phone.

Europass is a new initiative which aims to help people make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe, thus facilitating the mobility of both learners and workers.  The Europass documents have been designed in such a way as to help people chronicle their skills and competences in a coherent manner, whether they are planning to enroll in an education or training programme, looking for a job, or getting experience abroad. 

Ploteus: EU portal to learning opportunities throughout the European Space. It aims to help students, job seekers, workers, parents, guidance counsellors and teachers to find out information about studying in Europe.

European Commission Traineeships Office - information on in-service training (stages) for young university graduates.

The websites below may be of interest to students wishing to travel to other countries in Europe for their studies:

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Lifelong learning

The Grundtvig programme: sub-programme of the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme focusing on the teaching and study needs of those in adult education and alternative education streams

Léargas: the Irish national agency for the Grundtvig programme.

Department of Education and Skills

Education Ireland

Travelling in Europe: the EU's official website for people travelling in the 28 countries of the EU, it offers practical advice and helpful tips on a wealth of subjects, from what documents you need, to getting healthcare and using your mobile phone.

Europass is a new initiative which aims to help people make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe, thus facilitating the mobility of both learners and workers.  The Europass documents have been designed in such a way as to help people chronicle their skills and competences in a coherent manner, whether they are planning to enroll in an education or training programme, looking for a job, or getting experience abroad. 

Ploteus: EU portal to learning opportunities throughout the European Space. It aims to help students, job seekers, workers, parents, guidance counsellors and teachers to find out information about studying in Europe.

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Qualifications

The European Commission launched on 25 May 2011 a website that will give experts a better insight into how qualifications in different countries compare with each other.

The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) portal is part of an EU initiative to make national qualifications more transparent across Europe, promoting workers' and learners' mobility between countries and encouraging lifelong learning.

The scheme is currently being rolled out across Europe as countries relate their national qualifications systems to the eight-level European framework.

A search function that will provide access to national databases with information on qualifications is also planned.

European Qualifications Framework portal: http://ec.europa.eu/eqf/home_en.htm

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