There are two new free online publications of the Eurydice network, the first: “The Structure of the European Education Systems 2020/21” is entirely dedicated to the different structures of the European educational systems; the second, “Compulsory Education in Europe 2020/21”, deals with compulsory education and training in the 38 countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme.
The Structure of the European Education Systems 2020/21
This report illustrates schematic information on the structure of mainstream educational systems in European countries, from pre-primary to tertiary level. It includes national schematic diagrams, a guide to reading the diagrams and a map showing the main organisational models of primary and lower secondary education.
All those interested in knowing more about the duration of compulsory education in Europe can find brief information in this publication providing interesting knowledge on the subject. For example, in the majority of the European educational systems, compulsory education starts with primary education, often at the age of 6. However, attendance of at least the last year of pre-primary education is compulsory in 19 educational systems.
What is Eurydice?
Eurydice is the European network which collects, updates, analyses and disseminates information on policies, structure and organisation of the European educational systems. Created in 1980 on the initiative of the European Commission, the network consists of a European Unit based in Brussels and some National Units. Since 1985, the Italian National Unit has been based at Indire.