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Central government has overall responsibility for the education system in England but responsibility for the education service is decentralised, lying with local authorities, voluntary providers, including churches, and the governing bodies of education institutions. Overall responsibility for the education service in England lies with two departments of the UK Government: the Department for Education (DfE) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
The Northern Ireland Government has overall responsibility for the education system in Northern Ireland but responsibility for the provision of education is decentralised, lying with the local education and library boards, voluntary providers including churches, the governing bodies of educational institutions and the teaching profession. The Department of Education (DE) is responsible for the central administration of pre-primary, primary and secondary education and the youth service. The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) advises the Department of Education, monitors standards and awards qualifications.
EURES helps workers to cross borders
EURES - European Employment Services - is a cooperation network designed to facilitate the free movement of workers within the European Economic Area;Switzerland is also involved. Partners in the network include public employment services, trade union and employers' organisations. The network is coordinated by the European Commission.