New Eurydice Publication :: The Structure of the European Education Systems 2019/20: Schematic Diagrams
How do countries across Europe organise their education systems? What are the different models of organisation in primary and secondary education in Europe and how long does each educational level last? How diverse are the programmes offered at tertiary level? The answers to all of these questions can be found in Eurydice’s latest publication ‘The Structure of the European Education Systems’. You will discover, for example, that there are three main organisational models of primary and lower secondary education in Europe. The report includes a map visually showing these models, national schematic diagrams and a guide to reading the diagrams. The information is available for 43 European education systems, covering 38 countries participating in the EU’s Erasmus+ programme.
New Eurydice Publication :: Compulsory Education in Europe – 2019/20
Looking for concise information on the duration of compulsory education/training in 43 European education systems? In this new Eurydice’s publication, you will definitely find what you’re searching for: the duration of compulsory education/training throughout Europe, the starting and leaving ages of pupils in compulsory education. You will discover, for example, that in most European education systems, compulsory education starts at the beginning of primary education, often at the age of 6. However, attending at least the last year of pre-primary education is compulsory in 16 education systems. France and Hungary report the earliest starting age for compulsory education (3 years old). By contrast, in Estonia, compulsory education starts at the age of 7. In slightly more than half of European education systems, full-time compulsory education/training lasts 10-11 years and ends at the age of 15-16. The information is available for 43 European education systems covering 38 countries.