The Eurydice Network aims to facilitate European cooperation in the field of education. Its main mission is to provide those responsible for education policies at European, national and local level with analyses and information which will assist them in their decision making.
Eurydice collects information on national laws, regulations and policies as well as relevant statistics. Results from research and major international surveys complete the analysis when appropriate. This makes it possible to identify common patterns and trends and provides a basis for reflection on effective strategies in education. Eurydice supports work in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy and contributes to the reporting on the Bologna Process in higher education.
Eurydice consists of:
- European Unit which coordinates the Network and produces its publications. The Unit is based in the EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels.
- 42 national units based in all 38 countries participating in the Erasmus + programme. These gather national information and contribute to analysis. In 2009 the Lithuanian Eurydice Unit was moved to the National Agency for School Evaluation.
- Description of National Education Systems: readily comparable and up-to-date descriptions of the organisation of 42 European systems;
- comparative studies on issues on the agenda of European cooperation in education;
- a series of key data offering indicators on various key topics such as the use of new technology at school or learning languages; and
- facts and figures on the structure and the main features of education systems such as school and academic calendars, taught time in compulsory education, teacher and school heads salaries.
The Head of Lithuanian Eurydice Unit – Dr. Rima Zablackė, tel. (8 5) 204 1895, el. p. email@example.com