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Educating students at school in informatics is essential to equip every citizen with the basic knowledge required to participate, influence and contribute to the development of the digital world. Moreover, the digital economy, which is due to play a key role in Europe’s recovery from the pandemic, requires digitally competent citizens and workers.

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Schools and pupils across Europe were heavily affected by the measures taken by various authorities to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. While complete school closures were rather rare and of relatively short duration, the rapid shift to distance or blended learning revealed large differences in the levels of digitalisation between countries as well as the digital capacities of schools, teachers and learners.

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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 37 countries.

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has posed a serious threat to the lives of millions of people, many of whom have been forced to flee their home and search for protection in neighbouring European countries. The host countries are now called upon to respond to this situation by providing refugees from Ukraine with support measures to facilitate their rapid and successful integration in the new society. Higher education is a critical sector in this response, as the war has had a major impact on higher education staff and students from Ukraine.

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine forced many people to flee their home and search for protection in neighbouring European countries, amongst them a large proportion of children and young people. Schools in receiving countries now have a responsibility to provide the young learners with quality education and support. While European countries have already taken many actions to address refugee learners’ educational needs, equal attention needs to be paid to their psychosocial needs.

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Teachers’ remuneration and career prospects are an intrinsic part of policies aiming to attract the best candidates and ensure they remain in the profession. Are teachers in Europe well paid? What prospects for salary increases do they have as they progress in their career? Have teachers gained or lost purchasing power in recent years? The Eurydice country sheets answer these questions, covering pre-primary to general upper secondary education levels.

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Increasing achievement and motivation in mathematics and science learning in schools.

In our fast-changing and technology-driven societies, education in mathematics and science is crucial for ensuring that children and young people have the necessary skills, knowledge and mind-set to be responsible and active citizens.

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This Eurydice report focuses on the topic of equity and inclusion in higher education in Europe. It analyses the current level of alignment of European higher education systems with the ten Principles & Guidelines agreed by all EHEA countries as a blueprint to take forward the commitment of improving the social dimension.

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In 2021, Eurydice published a number of reports on various educational topics.

An overview of our 2021 publications is now available. With just one click, you can easily get access to all our reports!

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This year’s edition analyses more than 20 key structural indicators on education policies in four areas: early childhood education and care, achievement in basic skills, early leaving from education and training and higher education. It additionally provides a short overview of major reforms since the start of the 2014/15 school/academic year in these policy areas. The part of information that concerns the European Union countries has also been included in the Education and Training Monitor 2021.

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