Eurydice

Eurydice - The European Information Network.

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.

Eurydice website, has reliable information on all aspects of European education. You may wish to add this link to your bookmarks: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/national-policies/eurydice/

Latest Eurydice Publications

The Teachers & School Heads Salaries & Allowances in Europe 2016/17

This report gives information on statutory salaries and allowances for teachers and school heads in pre-primary, primary and secondary public school. The comparative analyses, which includes 41 European education systems, shows an increase in teacher's pay but also differences in salary conditions and salary progression across Europe. Salaries have in fact increased by at least 3 % in 18 education systems.

However, real salaries (i.e. discounting inflation) of beginning teachers are lower in nine European countries than in 2009/10 i.e. the years following the financial crisis. Differences between countries concern not only the level of basic salaries but also the number of years’ service necessary to achieve the maximum, which can go from 6 to 42 years depending on the country. Data displayed on the national sheets are collected jointly by the Eurydice and the OECD/ NESLI networks.

The Structure of the European Education Systems 2018/19: Schematic Diagrams

This report provides information on the structure of mainstream education in European countries from pre-primary to tertiary level for the 2018/19 school and academic year. It includes national schematic diagrams, an explanatory guide and a map showing the main organisational models of compulsory education. The information is available for 43 European education systems covering 38 countries participating in the EU's Erasmus+ programme.

Published: 01 October 2018

Compulsory Education in Europe – 2018/19

This publication provide concise information on the duration of compulsory education/training in 43 European education systems covering 38 countries participating in the EU's Erasmus+ programme (28 Member States, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia and Turkey).

Full-time compulsory education/training refers to a period of full-time educational/training attendance required of all students.

Published: 01 October 2018

The Organisation of School Time in Europe. Primary and General Secondary Education – 2018/19

This report, based on national data, gives an overview on the length of the school year, the start and the end dates, the timing and length of school holidays and the number of school days. It covers both primary and general secondary education and key points are illustrated by comparative figures. The information is available for 38 countries participating in the EU's Erasmus+ programme (28 Member States, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey).

The Organisation of the Academic Year in Europe – 2018/19

The academic calendar shows national data on how the academic year is structured (beginning of the academic year, term times, holidays and examination periods). Differences between university and non-university study programmes are also highlighted. The information is available for 38 countries.

Recommended Annual Instruction Time in Full-Time Compulsory Education in Europe 2017/18

Did you know that the amount of instruction time allocated to a discipline can help to raise students' interest in a subject and that, as a consequence, their performance may also improve? Not only the quality of instruction but also the time available for learning can have a positive effect on students' learning process, in particular, in the case of disadvantaged students.

This Instruction Time report analyses the recommended minimum instruction time in full-time compulsory general education in 43 European education systems for the year 2017/18.

The European Higher Education Area  in 2018: Bologna Process Implementation Report

Report presents a wide-ranging and detailed picture on how the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) has been moving forward since the Yerevan Conference in 2015. It follows the two previous Bologna Process Implementation Reports (2012 and 2015).

Published: 23 May 2018

Teaching Careers in Europe: Access, Progression and Support

At a time when the importance of teachers is becoming increasingly apparent, what are the main challenges in the teaching profession related to supply and demand? How do education systems address these issues? How does one qualify to be a teacher? What support is available once qualified? What are the career opportunities in this profession?

The comparative overview of national policies on teacher careers across Europe, which covers 43 European education systems, provides an analysis of different aspects of the teaching profession. The report focuses on primary and general secondary education. The main themes include: forward planning and main challenges in teacher supply and demand, entry to the teaching profession and teacher mobility, continuing professional development and support, career development, and teacher appraisal.

Published 22 February 2018

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