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Teachers' and School Heads' Salaries and Allowances in Europe - 2020/2021

05 October 2022

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? This report shows the composition and differences in teachers’ earnings among countries in the Eurydice Network.


Teaching and learning in schools in Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic

15 September 2022

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.


The organisation of the academic year in Europe 2022/2023

05 September 2022

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.


How Member States are supporting Ukrainian refugee learners: Eurydice reports review policies and measures

13 July 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine forced many, including a large number of children and young people, to flee their home and search for protection in neighbouring European countries. In two reports published yesterday, the Commission’s Eurydice network gives a snapshot of the measures education authorities in Europe introduced to help schools and higher education institutions integrate refugee learners. Sogol Noorani and David Crosier from EACEA's Platforms, Studies and Analysis unit share with us their impressions.


Supporting refugee learners from Ukraine in higher education in Europe 2022

06 July 2022

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.


Supporting refugee learners from Ukraine in schools in Europe 2022

06 July 2022

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.


Coming of age in times of crisis: what consequences for today’s youth?

05 July 2022

Politics is just history happening today, University student, Belfast, 21 years old.

In the early morning hours on February 24th 2022, the Ukrainian population awakened to news of the outbreak of war. The bombings on this morning marked the beginning of the Russian invasion, not only devastating the lives of Ukrainians, but also bringing about a fundamental change to what we thought was possible in Europe. The invasion brought war back into the European consciousness and reminded us that peace should not be taken for granted.


Mathematics and science learning in schools 2022

16 June 2022

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


Germany: Agreement between the Länder on the basic structure of the school system

04 April 2022

In 2021, the "Agreement on the Common Basic Structure of the School System and the National Responsibility of the Länder in Central Questions of Education Policy" of the Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder came into force.


Slovakia: Strategy for Inclusive Approach in Education

28 March 2022

At its meeting on 8 December 2021, the Government of the Slovak Republic approved the Strategy on inclusive approach in education submitted by the Ministry of Education. This Strategy has been developed based on the Programme of the Government of the Slovak Republic 2021 – 2024: Area of Equal Opportunities in Education. 

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