A new initiative detailing the European education systems – Eurypedia – has been launched by the Eurydice Network. Eurypedia aims to present the most accurate picture of the 38 national and regional secondary and tertiary education systems across Europe.
Eurypedia, a wiki-based tool powered by MediaWiki, will be a regularly updated resource, maintained by education experts and the national ministries responsible for European education. It will cover all 27 European Union Member States, as well as Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.
Information in the wiki is presented in English and – where applicable – in the native language of the region concerned. 5000 articles are organised into 14 topics: including governance and the various education levels from children to adults. Political, economic and social backgrounds, as well as internationalisation strategies, are provided for each country.
The Eurydice Network is the information provider for European education, and is managed by the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.
Feedback on Eurypedia is welcome from all interested users. For more information, please visit the Eurypedia website.