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Instruction time 2013/14

- Recommended Annual Instruction Time in Full-time Compulsory Education in Europe - 2013/14: en

- Comparative Overview on Instruction Time in Full-time Compulsory Education in Europe - 2013/14: enesdefrhrisitptrosl sr tr


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This report shows the recommended annual instruction time in full-time compulsory education in public sector schools. The report covers 32 countries of the Eurydice network (reference year 2013-2014). National sheets are included. Diagrams allow the reader to easily access data on instruction time in general education according to country and according to subject. The report also provides additional information on specificities within countries. Joint data collection was undertaken by the Eurydice network and the OECD (the NESLI network).

National Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Education 2014/15

- National student fee and support systems - 2014/15: en

- Highlights: defr


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This new Eurydice report provides information on the national student fee and support systems (including grants and loans) across European countries. It covers 33 European countries – all EU Member States, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Montenegro and Turkey. The key points section enables readers to gain a good overall understanding of the topic, while the national diagrams and information sheets illustrate the main characteristics of each system.

- European Press Release

Education Budgets in Europe 2014

- National Sheets on Education Budgets in Europe - 2014: en


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Investment in education is a priority area in the Europe 2020 strategy. However, the lack of recent information on public investment in education in Europe makes it difficult to monitor and discuss this topic, to pinpoint the factors explaining changes to educational investments, and to analyse recent reforms undertaken by countries within their budgetary framework. Therefore, Eurydice has produced the National Sheets on Education Budgets in Europe – 2014, which provide the most recent data on planned education expenditure in European countries. National education budgets are presented by type of expenditure and level of education. The publication makes it possible to identify changes in education budgets between 2013 and 2014. Moreover, the national sheets address the reasons for changes in the budgets.


School and academic calendars 2014/15

- The organisation of the academic year in higher education - 2014/15: en

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This annually updated publication shows how the academic year is structured (beginning of the year, term times, holidays and examination periods) for each country in the Network. Where times may vary depending on types of (university or non-university) study programme, this is also indicated.

Organisation of school time in Europe (Primary and general secondary education) -
2014/15: en

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This publication indicates the dates at which the school year begins and the occurrence of holidays holidays for each country of the Network. Regional variations are also indicated where applicable.

Structure of European education systems 2014/15

- The structure of the European education systems 2014/15: schematic diagrams: deenesfr

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- Diagrams providing an overview of the educational structure for mainstream schooling in Europe.

Compulsory education in Europe 2014/15

- A table representing the duration of compulsory education (full-time and part-time) in Europe: en

Teachers' and School Heads' Salaries and Allowances in Europe, 2013/14

- a data collection and comparative study targeting teachers' and school heads' salaries: deenen

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This annual Eurydice report contains national descriptions and a comparative overview on teachers and school heads' salaries in Europe. The report covers full-time, fully qualified teachers and school heads at pre-primary, primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education levels. Main topics covered in the report include:

  • Decision-making bodies responsible for fixing teachers' salaries;
  • Salaries in the private sector;
  • Minimum and maximum statutory salaries relative to GDP per capita and in relation to actual salaries (comprised of statutory salaries plus allowances);
  • Salary progression in relation to experience;
  • Latest increase/decrease in teacher's salaries;
  • Different types of allowances and the decision –making bodies responsible for their allocation.
  • - European Press Release



TESE - Multilingual Thesaurus on Education Systems in Europe

- The thesaurus for education systems in Europe - 2009 edition

  • TESE information in brief: enfrpl


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