The Eurydice network supports and facilitates European cooperation in the field of lifelong learning by providing information on education systems and policies and by producing studies on issues common to European education systems. It consists of 41 national unit based in 37 countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme (Member States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Turkey and Serbia). The coordinating unit is based in the EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels.
The Eurydice network is a tool for collecting data on how the issues important for education systems are regulated in various European countries. Base on these data, the Network issues numerous publications (Thematic Reports, Facts and Figures, Key Data Series and Comparative studies). All publications are available in English at Eurydice network website and at EU Bookshop, while publications in Serbian can be found here.
Apart from publications, at Eurydice network website you can access comprehensive descriptions of education systems in Network member countries, by selecting either the country or topic that interests you. All information is available in English and, in some cases, in other European languages.
On Friday, 01 July 2016, a conference on “Methodology of teaching foreign languages in primary and secondary education”, was organized by the Institute for Improvement of Education, Foundation Tempus and the Eurydice network. The conference the challenges of foreign language teaching, motivation of students were discussed, as well as the methodology of teaching foreign languages. Conference participants had the opportunity to attend interactive parallel sessions, dedicated to the methodology of teaching foreign languages: English (primary education), English (secondary education), French, German, Russian and motivation of students.
In December 2015, Eurydice network and Eurydice publication Languages in Secondary Education: An Overview of National Tests in Europe were promoted at the conference dedicated to teaching of foreign languages, “Education policy and organization of foreign language teaching in secondary education”.
Eurydice network was presented to the national experts and public at the conference “Evidence-based Monitoring of the Education Policy” in December 2014.