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European Schoolnet or EUN is a network of 30 European Ministries of Education, based in Brussels. EUN was created in 1997 with the aim of bringing innovation in teaching and learning to its key stakeholders, these being Ministries of Education, schools, teachers and researchers.
Policy, research and innovation
European Schoolnet works on how ICT can support change in teaching and learning. Together with its members, EUN identifies evidence, best practice and emerging priorities in education in Europe. The organisation produces country reports which highlight the major trends and policies in today’s education systems in terms of ICT. Through various research projects and networks of pilot schools and local coordinators across Europe, European Schoolnet carries out studies on topics such as the use of games in schools, internet safety, use of learning objects and many other topics.
European Schoolnet works as a European platform for schools to achieve effective use of technologies in teaching and learning, promote the European dimension in education, develop new pedagogical approaches and equip teachers and learners with new skills and raise interest in subjects such as maths, science and technology. Many thousands of schools are engaged in our programmes. European Schoolnet has particularly worked on enhancing cooperation across Europe between schools, as the coordinator of the EU's eTwinning Central Support Service and the promotion of the European dimension in education (myEurope, Spring Day for Europe).
Learning Resource Exchange
The Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) from European Schoolnet is a service that enables schools to find educational content from many different countries and providers. It includes content from Ministries of Education (MoE) and other partners that have participated with European Schoolnet (EUN) in EC-funded projects such as CALIBRATE, MELT and ASPECT projects and is now being carried forward in current projects such as iTEC and eQNet and with support from the LRE’s content partners.
Anyone is able to browse content in the LRE federation of repositories and teachers that register can also use LRE social tagging tools, rate LRE content, save their favourite resources and share links to these resources with others.
- Austria - Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
- Belgium (French-speaking community) - Administration générale de l’Enseignement et de la Recherche scientifique de la Communauté française de Belgique
- Belgium (Flemish-speaking community) - Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap - Departement Onderwijs
- Czech Republic - Centre for International Services - Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
- Denmark - Undervisningsministeriet - Uddannelsesstyrelsen; UNI.C
- Estonia - Ministry of Education; Tiigrihüppe Sihtasutus (Tiger Leap Foundation)
- Finland - Opetushallitus/Utbildningsstyrelsen
- France - Ministère de l’éducation nationale, de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche
Sous Direction des technologies de l'information et de la communication pour l'education (SDTICE)
- Germany - Germany has the status of observer with European Schoolnet.
- Greece - Pedagogical Institute, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs
- Hungary - Ministry of Education and Culture
- Iceland - Menntamálaráðuneytið / Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
- Ireland - Department of Education
- Israel - Ministry of Education - Directorate for Science and Technology; MAKASH - ICT Implementations in Education
- Italy - Instituto Nazionale di Documentazione per l’Innovazione e la Ricerca Educativa (INDIRE)
- Lithuania - Centre of Information Technologies - Ministry of Education and Science
- Luxembourg - Ministry of national Education and Vocational Training, Centre de technologie de l’éducation, mySchool! Educational Portal
- Malta - Ministry of Education - Department of Technology in Education
- The Netherlands - Kennisnet Foundation
- Norway - Norwegian Board of Education
- Poland - Ministry of National Education
- Portugal - Ministério da Educacäo - Equipa de Missão Computadores, Redes e Internet na Escola (CRIE)
- Slovakia - Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
- Slovenia - Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
- Spain - Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia - Centro Nacional de información y Comunicación Educativa
- Sweden - Swedish Agency for School Improvement
- Switzerland - CTIE
- United Kingdom - Futurelab
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