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Eurydice — European network for information on education systems and policies

Eurydice — European network for information on education systems and policies



Resolution of the Council and Ministers for Education on the Eurydice education information network


It seeks to reinforce and develop the Eurydice network, which provides information on national and European structures, systems and developments in the field of education.


  • 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 the fields of education and lifelong learning.
  • Eurydice currently includes 42 national units based in all 38 countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme.
  • The information provided by Eurydice national units includes information 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.
  • 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 coordinated by the EU’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
  • All Eurydice publications are available free of charge on the Eurydice website or in print upon request.


For more information, see:


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 (OJ C 329, 31.12.1990, pp. 23–24)


Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing ‘Erasmus+’: the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport and repealing Decisions No 1719/2006/EC, No 1720/2006/EC and No 1298/2008/EC (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, pp. 50–73)

last update 11.07.2016