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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
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) – the phase before primary education – is increasingly acknowledged as providing the foundations for lifelong learning and development. This second edition of Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Carein Europe charts the progress made in the key quality areas identified in the Council Recommendation on High Quality ECEC Systems.
The report provides indicators on the key quality areas of governance, access, staff, educational guidelines as well as evaluation and monitoring. Cross-cutting these key areas, it presents a child-centred approach, with special attention being paid to the inter-relatedness of policies in different areas. The importance of inclusiveness in education is also stressed as high quality ECEC is considered to be one of the best ways to increase equity and equality in society.
Published 04 July 2019
The Council of the European Union has set the goal of reducing low achievement in reading, mathematics and science among 15-year-olds to less than 15% by 2020. How are European countries going to achieve this? One of the key elements in the learning process is the instruction time available to students. In fact, not only the quality of instruction but also the time available for learning can have a positive effect on students' learning process. This instruction time report analyses the recommended minimum instruction time in full-time compulsory general education in 43 European education systems for the year 2018/19. Special attention is paid to reading, writing and literature, mathematics, natural sciences and social studies.
Published 11 June 2019
This report was planned in the wake of the refugee crisis and aims at assessing to what extent national systems are able to respond to the needs of asylum seekers and refugees in higher education. While there is a strong potential demand for higher education among refugees and many have previously been enrolled in university programmes in their home country, it cannot be taken for granted that this demand is easily met.
Published 07 February 2019
This Eurydice Brief presents the main findings of the Eurydice report Integrating Students from Migrant Backgrounds into Schools in Europe: National Policies and Measures, published in January 2019 and produced under the auspices of the European Commission. The information is based on existing top-level regulations and recommendations for the school year 2017/18, gathered by the Eurydice Network in 42 education systems. It is complemented by findings from the academic literature and statistical analyses based on Eurostat, IEA PRILS 2016 and ICCS 2016 data.
Published 17 January 2019
This Eurydice report investigates what top-level education authorities across Europe do to promote the integration of students from a migrant background into schools. It presents a comparative mapping of a wide range of national policies and measures aimed at placing newly arrived migrant students in schools and addressing the various issues related to them. It also offers a deeper analysis of some of the key policies that can enable schools to welcome students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds and to take into account students’ holistic and emotional needs in order to encourage their learning and development.
Published 17 January 2019
The report shows how fee and support systems, including grants and loans, interact in higher education in Europe. It describes the range of fees charged to students in publicly-funded higher education, specifying the categories of students that are required to pay and those who may be exempt. It also explains the types and amounts of public support available in the form of grants and loans, as well as tax benefits and family allowances, where applicable.
Published 16 November 2018
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