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The Eurydice network is the main instrument for information on the structures, systems, and national and European developments in the field of education. Its aim is to improve European cooperation in the field of education and lifelong learning.


Resolution of the Council and Ministers for Education, meeting within the Council of 6 December 1990, concerning the Eurydice Education Information Network in the European Community [Official Journal C 329 of 31.12.1990].


The Eurydice Network provides a vast source of comparable information on European education systems and policies and a wide range of comparative analyses on various topics of the education systems. The network supports evidence-based European cooperation in education.

The Network currently includes 40 national units based in all 36 countries participating in the Erasmus+ Programme. The information provided by Eurydice national units is essentially normative and qualitative, relating to official documents, such as laws, decrees, regulations and recommendations. This information is combined by the central Eurydice unit (based in Brussels) with other data sources - such as statistical data from Eurostat, the UOE database (a joint UNESCO, OECD and Eurostat database) and the results of international education surveys - in order to produce final reports.

All Eurydice publications are available free of charge on the Eurydice website or in print upon request. Through its work, Eurydice aims to promote understanding, cooperation, trust and mobility at European and international levels. The network consists of national units located in European countries and is co-ordinated by the EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

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Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing 'Erasmus+': the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport,OJ L 347 of 20.12.2013.

Last updated: 07.04.2014