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The mission of the Eurydice network is to provide those responsible for education systems and policies in Europe with European-level analyses and information which will assist them in their decision making.

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Latest Eurydice Publications

The Structure of the European Education Systems 2017/18: Schematic Diagrams

Read Eurydice's latest publication The Structure of the European Education Systems to find out how each country organises their education systems. What are the similarities and differences between countries with regards to the different stages of education? How old are children when they have access to pre-primary education? What are the different models of organisation in primary and secondary education in Europe and how long does each educational level last? How diverse are the programmes offered at tertiary level?

Published date 20 November 2017

Compulsory Education in Europe – 2017/18

Did you know that throughout Europe all young people are required to attend full-time education/training for at least 9-10 years and it is often mandatory until they are about 16 years old? How long is compulsory education/training in your country? How does it differ from other countries in the EU?

Published date 20 November 2017

Citizenship Education at School in Europe – 2017

What is citizenship education? Did you know that in some countries it is taught as a separate subject, whilst in others not? Or that around half of the countries have provisions promoting teachers' competences in citizenship education? Read this new report on citizenship education in Europe to get a full picture of what policies exist to regulate citizenship education across Europe.

Published 06 November, 2017

National Student Fees & Support Systems in European Higher Education for 2017/18

The renewed EU agenda for higher education1 supports higher education systems in Europe in responding to the needs of our increasingly knowledge-based economies and societies. To expand the knowledge base and foster progress, an increasing number of European citizens require high level knowledge and competences. One of the key challenges in developing quality mass higher education systems is to ensure that students have the necessary material conditions to study and fulfil their potential. The question of how this is ensured at national level is a key aspect of the social dimension of higher education, and student fee and support systems are thus important tools of national policies.

Published 19 October, 2017

Eurydice Brief: Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe: Academic Staff – 2017 

This brief is based on a comprehensive report, published in June, which explores the realities for academic staff in this changing higher education landscape. The brief focuses on some of the main findings, including on human resource policy planning, academic careers, working conditions, and teaching. It concludes by highlighting three key concerns for policy-making: 'levelling the playing field for academic careers', 'balancing institutional autonomy and government oversight' and 'improving information gathering on academic staff'.

Published 10 October, 2017

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