Eurydice network

What is the Eurydice network?

The Eurydice Network primarily focuses on the way education in Europe is structured and organised at all levels and aims at contributing towards a better mutual understanding of education systems in Europe. It provides those responsible for education systems and policies in Europe with European-level comparative analyses and national specific information in the fields of education and youth, which will assist them in their decision-making.

The Eurydice network produces a vast source of information, including detailed descriptions and overviews of national education systems (National Education systems and Policies), comparative thematic reports devoted to specific topics of community interest (Thematic Reports), indicators and statistics (Key Data Series), and a series of facts and figures related to education, such as national education structures, school calendars, comparison of teacher salaries and of required taught time for countries and education levels. It consists of a central coordinating unit located at The European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and national units based in all EU Member States and third countries associated to the Erasmus+ Programme, as well as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

The Eurydice Unit in Moldova, based at the National Erasmus+ Office, elaborates, updates and looks after the dissemination of information on the Moldovan education system.

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History and context

In 1980, the Eurydice network was created at the initiative of the European Commission, a strategic mechanism established to support European cooperation in the field of education. Later, Eurydice network has been included in the Erasmus+ programme, the European programme for education, training, youth and sport. The European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for managing and promoting the network and its publications.

Moldova, as well as Ukraine and Georgia, are part of Eurydice Network since January 2024. With the inclusion of national units these countries, the network responds to historical conditions and evolves into a broader platform for exchange and educational cooperation. The expansion of the Eurydice network signifies a collective commitment to build a more thorough, inclusive and innovative education system. This fact also underlines the opening of new paths for cross-border cooperation and the development of joint educational initiatives.