December 2016 Reports Countries Twitter About
Mobility Scoreboard
How well do European countries prepare and support students to study abroad?

The new Mobility Scoreboard monitors the progress countries have made in providing clear information and guidance, enabling national grants and loans to be taken abroad, supporting disadvantaged learners and recognising the credits and qualifications learners gain abroad.  
The Mobility Scoreboard has been jointly developed by Eurydice, for higher educationand CEDEFOP, for initial vocational education and training (IVET). A common online platform features dynamic maps that allow the user to understand at a glance the policy environment for learning mobility in Europe.

Eurydice’s Mobility Scoreboard: Higher Education Background Report provides a comparative overview of the mobility picture across Europe.
Education in the News
Issue 90 of Education in the News has just been published. It covers recent European education news items from ministry websites, education websites and other sources. It includes the following:
  • a new work-based learning pathway in secondary education in Belgium (Flemish community)
  • opportunities for French secondary pupils to gain work experience in the third sector
  • a strategy on education in the digital world launches in Germany
  • €500 grants for Italian 18-year-olds to experience cultural activities
  • an action plan to ensure equal educational opportunities for pupils in the Netherlands.
Education and Training Monitor

The European Commission's Education and Training Monitor is an annual publication that captures the evolution of education and training across the EU. The Eurydice Network produces a companion report which provides an analysis of over 30 structural indicators related to education policy developments in five areas: early childhood education and care, achievement in basic skills, higher education, graduate employability, and learning mobility.

Policy updates
The Eurydice Network's descriptions of education systems, accessible from 'Countries' tab on the website, is the perfect source. Its final chapter, Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments, is updated three times a year, in March, September and November with details national of reforms and policy developments. The chapter is arranged in six sections covering: 
  • early childhood education and care
  • school education 
  • vocational education training and adult learning 
  • higher education 
  • transversal skills and employability 
  • European perspectives.  
Information is arranged chronologically and goes back to 2012.  
Season's Greetings
The Eurydice Unit for England, Wales and Northern Ireland sends you its best wishes for a successful 2017.

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Recent publications

Mobility Scoreboard: Higher Education Background Report (December 2016) 

Structural Indicators for Monitoring Education and Training Systems in Europe 2016 (November 2016)  

National Student Fee and Support Systems in Higher Education 2016/17 (October 2016) 

Teachers’ and School Heads’ Salaries and Allowances in Europe, 2015/16   (October 2016)


Infrastructures of Evidence-based Policy Making (January 2017)

Key Data on Languages at School in Europe (May 2017)

Modernisation of Higher Education in Europe: Academic Staff (May 2017)

Instruction Time in Full-time Compulsory Education in Europe 2016/17 (May 2017)

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