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International

Who we are

The International Section manages the Department’s engagement with international partners, including the European Union, Council of Europe, OECD and UNESCO, to enhance international policy co-operation in education and training. It also has responsibility for policy development and co-ordination in the promotion of Ireland as a centre for international education.

What we do

  • Develop policy and co-ordinate the promotion of Ireland as a centre of excellence for international students, including developing links with key partner countries
  • Promote the European dimension in education and contribute to the improvement of the quality of education by promoting participation in EU funded education programmes
  • Monitor the implementation of EU funding programmes by the national agencies involved
  • Ensure the exchange of information on the education systems of the EU and other countries through study visits and foreign delegation visits to Ireland and programmes such as Eurydice
  • Manage a number of exchanges and scholarships available to Irish and international students
  • Co-ordinate Ireland’s national approach to UNESCO
  • Administer the secondment arrangements for Irish teachers to work in European schools
  • Ensure effective co-ordination with international education activities in the OECD and Council of Europe. 

Contact

Address: Department of Education and Skills, International Services, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.
Phone: (01) 889 2414

See Also

The EU and Education

Asia Europe Foundation

Eurydice - The European Information Network