New Eurydice Reports on European Education Systems and Compulsory Education

New Eurydice Reports

Below are short summaries and links to two new reports made by Eurydice. Eurydice is a network whose task is to explain how education systems are organised in Europe and how they work, and is co-funded under the Erasmus+ programme.

The Structure of the European Education Systems 2016/17

This report examines the structure of mainstream education in European countries from pre-primary to tertiary levels for the 2016-2017 school and academic year. Forty-three education systems are included covering 38 countries participating in the EU’s Erasmus+ programme (28 Member States, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Turkey). In the first part of the report, the main organisational models of pre-primary and compulsory education is investigated. The latter part provides a guide on how to read the diagrams in the report. The third and final section provides the national schematic diagrams.

The Structure of the European Education Systems 2016/17: Schematic Diagrams

Compulsory Education in Europe 2016/17

 The publication focuses on the duration of compulsory education and/or training in Europe. Furthermore, it highlights the starting and leaving ages as well as distinguishes the notions of full-time and part-time compulsory education and/or training. The information in this publication is available for 43 European education systems that cover 38 countries participating in the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme.

Compulsory Education in Europe – 2016/17


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