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This report provides an overview of the structure of education systems in Europe for 2015/16. In total, 42 education systems are represented. Information covers the 28 EU countries as well as other countries participating in the Eurydice network.
For each country, diagrams show how the national education system is organised at five education levels: early childhood education and care, primary and secondary education programmes, post-secondary non-tertiary programmes, and the main programmes offered at tertiary level.
A new resource giving advice and good practices for teaching entrepreneurship in schools is available on the School Education Gateway.
Eurydice publishes the Structural Indicators for Monitoring Education and Training Systems in Europe – 2015 and National Information Sheets on Early Childhood Education and Care Systems in Europe – 2014/15. The Structural Indicators report provides background and complementary information to the Education and Training Monitor 2015.
The European Commission has published a list of existing initiatives collected through an e- survey with the aim of providing inspiration to individuals and institutions interested in facilitating the integration of refugees in European universities.
Read the proceedings and conclusions from Europe's key meeting of policymakers, stakeholders and organisations. Under discussion was how education, training and youth policies and programmes can help young people find jobs and gain skills, encourage social mobility and prevent violence.
This annual report provides a comparative overview of student fees and financial support in higher education in Europe for 2015/16. It also includes individual country sheets outlining the main elements of national systems. The report covers all the EU Member States as well as some other countries participating in the Eurydice network.
eTwinning, the community for schools in Europe that has taught nearly two million pupils how to work together, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and organises one of its biggest annual conference in Brussels from 22-24 October 2015.
Práve byly zverejneny pokyny k obecným výzvám k predkládání návrhu v rámci programu Erasmus+ na rok 2016, na než jsou vycleneny financní prostredky v hodnote více než 1,85 mld. eur. Více informací o výběrovém řízení a změnách oproti roku 2015 najdete na stránce věnované Příručce k programu.
Results of the call EAC/A04/2014 (Round 2 - 14 May 2015) for collaborative partnerships in the sport field and not-for-profit European sport events NOT related to the 2015 European Week of Sport are now available.
The report compares the salaries of teachers' and school heads' around Europe for 2014/15. Looking at all EU countries plus other members of Eurydice, the report contains country breakdowns and analysis of different aspects of teachers' pay (progression, gross, etc.
Join the online Thunderclap campaign to show your appreciation to teachers around Europe and worldwide. Visit the School Education Gateway for tools, news, advice and initiatives aimed at teachers in Europe.
Following the ministerial decision of the Greek National Authority in the Official Gazette Nr 1404 of 7 July revoking the mandate of INEDIVIM as the Erasmus+ National Agency for the field of Youth, and in compliance with the Erasmus+ regulation (Article 29 par. 6 and 8 of EU Regulation No 1288/2013), the process of application submissions under Round 3 of the 2015 Call for proposals of the Erasmus+: Youth programme in Greece is cancelled. Greek version
This Eurydice report provides a comparative overview of the national tests in Europe assessing the language competences of secondary school students.
Eurydice, the European-level network dedicated to analysing the structure and organisation of education across Europe, has published two new reports on school and academic calendars for 2015/2016. Photo: Shutterstock.com / luminaimages
The European Commission has announced a sharpened set of priorities for European cooperation in education and training. Photo: Shutterstock.com / Matej Kastelic
The European Commission has published a factsheet on sport in the EU. It explains the aims of EU sport policy, how sport can help bigger challenges such as social inclusion and public health and what the EU is doing to promote sport.
National Agencies have completed the first round of the 2015 selection of projects that will organise international higher education mobility for almost 22,000 students and staff under Erasmus+. Photo: Shutterstock.com / Evgenii Bobrov
The European Commission selects 140 of the 515 applications for capacity building projects for a total of over €120 million.
On 22 September EC Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva will host a conference on EU budget performance and added value, with senior figures from across Europe debating some of the key issues of performance-based budgeting theory. The event is open for registration, and will take place in Brussels.
The second edition of the European Tertiary Education Register (ETER) was published on 3 July 2015. Photo: Shutterstock.com / Matej Kastelic
Eurydice and CRELL have released reports on teaching in Europe and the European Commission has issued a policy note based on their findings. Photo: Shutterstock.com / wavebreakmedia
Eurydice Brief: Early Leaving from Education and Training shows that collectively, member states are getting closer to the EU headline target: by 2020, the share of early leavers from education and training (aged 18-24) should be less than 10%.
The second round of applications for International Credit Mobility is now open. As announced in May, most National Agencies are opening a second round of applications under the 2015 call for International Credit Mobility. Photo: Shutterstock.com / pkchai
A new umbrella association, the Erasmus+ Students and Alumni Association (ESAA), has been created, to represent students from inside and outside Europe who take part in Erasmus+. Photo: Emka74 / Shutterstock.com
The scheme is now off the ground for students going to Spain to pursue a Master's course there, and Spanish students travelling abroad for a Master's course in Erasmus+ programme countries. The loans will be offered by the Spanish bank, Microbank. Photo: Shutterstock.com / Halfpoint
The European Year of Development 2015 and European Development Days 2015, 3-4 June, are the perfect chance to remember what Erasmus+ can do for development. Photo: Shutterstock.com / pcruciatti
DG EAC has published a call for Contract Agents for secretarial roles, as well as assistants for legal, communication, financial, policy and programme management support. The call closes on 04/06 at midday.
The European Commission has published 41 statistical indicators on the state of young people in the European Union, including information on the number of young people taking part in voluntary activities. More information on opportunities to volunteer abroad can be found through the European Voluntary Service.
On 7 May, youth workers and representatives from Erasmus+ National Agencies met in Brussels for a day-long seminar as part of European Youth Week 2015.
On 6 May in Brussels, Belgium, a high-level debate was held followed by the Erasmus+ / Youth in Action Youth Projects Awards.
With funds left over from the first round of applications, National Agencies in some Programme Countries will be opening a second round of applications under the 2015 call for International Credit Mobility – giving your institution the opportunity to apply for funding for mobility projects with higher education institutions across the globe.
The European Commission has produced a fact sheet on how European education and youth actions and policies can meet the challenge of radicalisation.
Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support (OLS) is the new online tool for learning languages on-the-go.
Vincent, a student in chemistry from France currently in Scotland with Erasmus+, was the 30,000th participant to sign up for the OLS.
A new online course on Erasmus+ Funding Opportunities for Youth is set to begin on 4 May 2015.
Launched in January 2015, the School Education Gateway website attracted almost 50,000 visitors in its first two months. The website helps teachers and other education stakeholders stay informed about European actions for schools.
The Commission has published a new call to support evidence-based policy making through studies in the fields of education, training, youth, research and innovation. Find out more about the call, which closes on 30 April, by visiting the call page on the website of DG EAC.
Under discussion will be how education and training can best meet the challenges of social inclusion, radicalisation and citizenship so brutally manifested in recent terrorist attacks.
On 11 February, Erasmus+ held its Sport Info Day in Brussels for stakeholders and organisations involved in European sport. The event attracted over 600 participants from 38 countries and provided practical advice for the submission of proposals for sporting projects as well as opportunities for networking.
New to Erasmus+ in 2015 is the Erasmus+ Master Loans Guarantee Scheme, initiated by the European Commission in cooperation with the European Investment Fund (EIF). As part of the implementation of this scheme on 13 February, the EIF launched a 'call for expression of interest' inviting banks to sign up to the new Erasmus+ Master Loans Guarantee Scheme.
By taking the Online Linguistic Support (OLS) language assessment, Erasmus+ participants will determine in an easy and simple way their proficiency in the language that they will use whilst studying, working or volunteering abroad.
A new website, the School Education Gateway, shall provide clear information on education initiatives across Europe. The website is aimed primarily at teachers and school staff, as well as education sector experts and organisations.
On 11 February 2015, the European Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) are hosting a Sport Info Day in Brussels to inform potential applicants about the new
programme and its funding opportunities. © Image: Shutterstock.com
Thanks to everyone who took part in our chat on Facebook (27 January) on the European Voluntary Service. A big success - over the course of the chat, 6,500 people joined the discussion and our panel of experts answered over 100 questions.
The values of mutual respect, intercultural dialogue, learning, creativity and the exchange of ideas are at the heart of the European project. These values are central to Erasmus+ and Creative Europe that are this month, celebrating their first birthday.
Want to know more about the European Voluntary Service (EVS)? Join the Erasmus+ Facebook chat on Tuesday 27 January 2015 at 17:00 – 18:00 (CET). Post your questions in advance onto the event page wall or on Twitter using #ErasmusPlusChat.
The Erasmus+ Programme stands for people to people contacts, intercultural dialogue and the free exchange of ideas - core European values which came under brutal attack in Paris yesterday. In extending our sympathies to the bereaved families and the people of France, we pledge to honour the victims by continuing to promote these values.
Join the Facebook chat on Erasmus+ in the world on 25 November, 14.00 – 15.00 CET and find out more about worldwide opportunities for education, training and youth work.
The Online Linguistic Support (OLS) is a new opportunity for Erasmus+ participants to assess and improve their language skills. The OLS was presented for the first time at the European Day of Languages conference in Florence.
Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will present Erasmus+, the new European programme for education, youth and sport, this Monday (29 September at 10:00) at the conference to be held at the Cité Universitaire Internationale (Espace Adenauer), Paris.
What is the plus in Erasmus+? On Wednesday 24 September, 14.00-15.00 CET, experts on the EU program for education, training, youth and sport participate in a chat on the Facebook page of Erasmus+.
Young people who study or train abroad not only gain knowledge in specific disciplines, but also strengthen key transversal skills which are highly valued by employers.
We now have a winner of our summer learning video contest. Patrycja Skoczylas won the competition not only because she has made a great video but also because her passion and enthusiasm shine through in every second of the film.
As from the second Erasmus+ call (planned publication: September 2014), student and staff mobility in higher education will be possible not only within Europe, but also with partner countries from the rest of the world.
Z nejnovějších statistik programu Erasmus, které dnes Komise zveřejnila, vyplývá, že v letech 2012–2013 využilo granty na studium nebo odbornou přípravu v zahraničí téměř 270 000 studentů, tedy rekordní počet.
Summer is here and most of you are out of school, but we care about learning all year round, through experience and fun. We want to know what you plan to learn this summer! Send us a short video clip, telling or showing what you plan to learn, and you could win a trip to Brussels and tickets to the TEDxBrussels event in December.
On 04/07/2014 the European Commission launched an open call for tenders to establish a network of experts on the social dimension of education and training.
On 19 June 2014, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro respectively signed an Agreement establishing their partial participation in 'Erasmus+': the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport (2014-2020).
The Republic of Turkey officially informed the European Commission that its internal legal requirements for the entry into force of the Erasmus+ Agreement had been fulfilled, in accordance with Article 5 of the said Agreement.
Due to a number of technical difficulties some National Agencies may not be in a position to sign grant agreements before the starting dates for the respective Key Actions.
Update concerning on-line linguistic support under the Erasmus+ programme. The European Commission plans to introduce the on-line linguistic support for English, French, German, Italian and Spanish as of 1st October 2014 at the earliest.
On 4 June 2014, the Commission received the written notification from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia providing for the entry into force of the Erasmus+ agreement establishing the country's participation in the new education, training, youth and sport programme.