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 42 national unit based in 38 countries participating in the Erasmus+ programme (Member States, Albania, 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 systemsin 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. Description of Serbian education system is also available in the Serbian language.
The Foundation Tempus – Eurydice Network, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development organized a conference “Digital Competencies in Initial Teacher Education” on July 4, 2019 in Belgrade.
The conference was attended by approximately 100 participants from higher education and other institutions and organizations in Serbia. Participants from home and abroad spoke in plenary about the changes in the way we teach and learn in the digital era and the need to integrate digital competencies into initial teacher education.
A new Eurydice publication Digital Education in Schools in Europe has also been presented and is scheduled to be launched in the fall 2019.
The second part of the conference was dedicated to small group work, focusing on how to change standards for initial teacher education, what competencies future teachers should have, how to integrate digital competencies into PPM subjects, and what competencies reviewers should have for evaluating study programmes for teacher education. The questions whether students should learn during their studies about MOOSs and whether they should have compulsory or elective courses in educational software were discussed.
The Foundation Tempus – Eurydice network, in cooperation with the Institute for the Improvement of Education, organised a conference entitled ‘Development of Language Competences in Primary and Lower Secondary School Students’ on 3rd July 2018 in Belgrade. As many as 175 teachers from across Serbia attended the event. Speakers from Serbia and abroad covered diverse topics in the plenary session: teaching writing at an early age, content and language integrated learning, using graded readers, and language teaching in large classes. There was also a presentation on the EPALE platform, which teachers can use for discussion, comments and exchanging resources and ideas. The other part of the event was dedicated to practical activities in small groups. It focused on improving and promoting speaking skills in English, German, French, Russian and Spanish, and encouraging students’ active participation in class.
The opening addresses and plenary presentations can be found on the Foundation Tempus’ YouTube channel.
The photographs are available on our Facebook page.
On May 12th 2017, Foundation Tempus has, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Development, the Eurydice Network, as well as its partners, Uzice Child Rights Centre, and the Center for Interactive Pedagogy, organized a conference “Parental Involvement in School and Preschool Activity”. The aim of the conference was to increase the awareness of all interest groups on the importance and possibilities of involving parents in the work of schools and preschool institutions to make improvements in educational policies and to raise the quality of education. The event was attended by over two hundred representatives of all target groups who, through their work, could contribute to better involvement of parents in the work of educational institutions, primarily representatives of the Ministry and local self-government, teachers and directors of school and preschool institutions, representatives of parent associations as well as parents themselves.
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.