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Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2020
The academic calendar contains 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. [For the 2019/20 report, see ED610817.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Universities, Public Colleges
Krémó, Anita – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2020
This report presents a comparative overview of the main features of national student fee and financial support systems in European higher education in the 2020/21 academic year. It provides insights on whether any fees are charged to students in higher education, which students may have to pay such fees and how much. It also presents public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid
Baïdak, Nathalie; Sicurella, Agathina; Matti Riiheläinen, Jari – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2020
This report provides information on the structure of mainstream European education systems, from pre-primary to tertiary level for the 2020/21 school and academic year. It includes national schematic diagrams and a guide to reading the diagrams. It also contains a map visually showing the main organisational models of primary and lower secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Compulsory Education
Riiheläinen, Jari Matti; Sicurella, Agathina; Baïdak, Nathalie – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2020
This publication focuses on the duration of compulsory education/training in Europe. It highlights the starting and leaving ages and distinguishes the notions of full-time and part-time compulsory education/training. The information is available for 43 European education systems covering 38 countries participating in the EU's Erasmus+ programme.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, School Entrance Age, Elementary Secondary Education
Parveva, Teodora; Horváth, Anna; Krémó, Anita; Sigalas, Emmanuel; Monseur, Christian – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2020
This report provides an overview of education structures and policies that influence equity in school education. It connects these system-level features to student performance in international student assessment surveys (PISA, PIRLS and TIMSS). Looking at 42 European education systems, the report identifies which policies and structures are…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Policy, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Practices
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2020
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 the 38 countries…
Descriptors: School Schedules, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Holidays
Parveva, Teodora; Horváth, Anna; Krémó, Anita; Sigalas, Emmanuel – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2020
Education can play an important role in making European societies fairer and more inclusive. To accomplish this, education systems must ensure that all young people are able to develop their talents and achieve their full potential regardless of their background. However, socio-economic background continues to be a strong determinant of student…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Equal Education, Socioeconomic Background
Motiejunaite, Akvile; Horvath, Anna; Riiheläinen, Jari; Noorani, Sogol; Parveva, Teodora – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2020
This report contains more than 35 key structural indicators on education policies in six areas: early childhood education and care (ECEC), achievement in basic skills, early leaving from education and training (ELET), higher education, graduate employability and learning mobility. This 2020 report contains the updated indicators for the 2019/20…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Crosier, David; Ferencz, Irina; Hauschildt, Kristina; Kocanova, Daniela; Racké, Cornelia; Riiheläinen, Jari; Szabo, Melinda; Waechter, Bernd; Wulk, Sophie – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2020
This edition of the Bologna Process Implementation Report charts important progress made over two decades when it comes to mobility, quality assurance and recognition, but also points to the work needed in the future. The report shows how European higher education systems advanced with concerted national reforms. This in itself is a remarkable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Academic Degrees
Bourgeois, Ania; Birch, Peter; Davydovskaia, Olga – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2019
This Eurydice report sheds light on two different but complementary perspectives of digital education: the development of digital competences relevant to learners and teachers on the one hand, and the pedagogical use of technologies to support, improve and transform learning and teaching on the other. The report covers different areas of digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education
Motiejunaite-Schulmeister, Akvile; Balcon, Marie-Pascale; de Coster, Isabelle – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2019
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 care in Europe' charts the progress made in the key quality areas identified in the Council…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Access to Education, Child Care
Delhaxhe, Arlette; Piedrafita, Sonia – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 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…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Crosier, David; Kocanova, Daniela – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2019
Human history has been shaped by people moving to live in new places. The numbers of people living outside their countries of birth in today's societies are, however, much higher than in the past. In the European Union (EU) Member States, the number of people with citizenship of a non-member country on 1 January 2017 was 21.6 million, and there…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Public Policy
Noorani, Sogol; Baïdak, Nathalie; Krémó, Anita; Riiheläinen, Jari – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Public Policy, Educational Policy
Noorani, Sogol; Baïdak, Nathalie; Krémó, Anita; Riiheläinen, Jari – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2019
This Eurydice report investigates what top-level education authorities across Europe do to promote the integration of students from a migrant background in schools (in the reference year 2017/18). It presents a comparative mapping of a wide range of national policies and measures aimed at placing newly arrived migrant students in schools and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Access to Education, Public Policy
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