Education systems vary enormously across Europe. The Eurydice network explains how they are structured, how they work and how they change in response to new challenges.
Eurydice supports European cooperation in education by providing information on and analysis of education systems and policies in 38 countries. It is coordinated by the European Commission's Education, Culture and Audiovisual Executive Agency, and is formed of a network of national units in all countries participating in Erasmus+, the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport.
As the Eurydice unit for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we provide national information for all Eurydice network studies and are responsible for country descriptions for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We work closely with the Eurydice unit for Scotland to provide a UK-wide perspective. We also provide an enquiry service for education policy makers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Based at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), the unit is jointly funded by the UK Department for Education (DfE) and the European Commission.
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Last updated 8 December 2017