Members of European Schoolnet
European Schoolnet is a knowledge-building network, enabling Ministries of Education to share experience and problems and to learn from each other. European Schoolnet strives to demonstrate how ICT can support change in teaching and learning. Innovation in practice is difficult without policy support. One of European Schoolnet’s objectives is to identify evidence, scalable and transferable practice and emerging priorities in education in Europe.
31 Ministries of Education are members of European Schoolnet.
Our member for Austria is the Federal Ministry of Education (Bundesministerium für Bildung, BMB)
Contact details: Minoritenplatz 5 A-1014 Vienna Austria
Information about the Austrian education system and ICT policies: Insight country report: http://insight.eun.org/country_reports/austria
Our members for Belgium are the departments of education for the Flemish and French speaking communities of Belgium.
Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming (Flemish Ministry of Education and Training).
Contact details: Koning Albert II-laan 15 B-1210 Brussels (Belgium) Tel: +32 2 553 95 70
Description of activities: Recognition and funding schools (working resources, salaries, extra subsidies) Quality assurance through curriculum development and defining so called attainment targets Quality Control, i.e. checking if the attainment targets are reached (via the inspectorate) Developing, supporting and running specific projects according to contemporary policy and societal needs.
Information about the Flemish education system and ICT policies: Insight country report: http://insight.eun.org/country_reports/belgium_flemish
Administration générale de l'Enseignement et de la Recherche scientifique de la Communauté française de Belgique Service de l'Administrateur général Cellule des relations internationales
Educational portal: www.enseignement.be
Contact details: 20-22, boulevard du Jardin Botanique B-1000 Brussels Belgium
Our member for the Czech Republic is the Centre for International Services (Dům zahraničních služeb).
Contact details: Dům zahraničních služeb, Na Poříčí 1035/4, 110 00, Prague 1, Czech Republic. Tel: +420221850300 / +420221850100 Fax: +420221850251 Email: email@example.com
Description of activities: The Centre for International Services (DZS) is the allowance organisation founded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. The National Agency for European Educational Programmes (NAEP) has been established under DZS and is responsible for implementation of the Lifelong Learning Programme and other educational programmes in the Czech Republic. NAEP provides promotion of educational programmes, assistance and consultancy services, management of funds and contracts for decentralized actions, monitoring, dissemination and valorisation, organisation of seminars and conferences. DZS also manages other activities related to international cooperation of schools, study possibilities for foreigners in Czech Republic, collaboration with other European Ministries of Education in the field of ICT in education.
Our member for Denmark is the STIL, the National Agency for IT and Learning. Located in Copenhagen and Aarhus, STIL is under the Danish Ministry for Children, Education and Gender Equality.
Educational portal: www.stil.dk
Contact details: Special Advisor Rikke Thonbo, Oluf Palmes Allé 38, 8200 Aarhus N, Mobile +45 3587 8213, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of activities: The National Agency for It and Learning is an agency under The Ministry for Children, Education and Gender Equality. We promote digital development within the area of children and learning. Our primary focus is on increasing the use of IT in education, and to support an effective operation of institutions by using IT. Information about the Danish education system and ICT
Policies: Insight country report: http://insight.eun.org/country_reports/denmark
Our member for Estonia is the Information Technology Foundation for Education a national programme under the Estonian Ministry of Education to increase Estonian school education quality utilizing modern information and communication technology.
Educational portal: http://www.eitsa.ee
Contact details: The Innovation Centre for Digital Education Raja 4C Tallinn 12616, Estonia - Contact: email@example.com
Our member for Finland is the Finnish National Agency for Education (Opetushallitus/Utbildningsstyrelsen).
Contact details: Finnish National Agency for Education, Opetushallitus/Utbildningsstyrelsen, P.O. Box 380, FIN-00531, Helsinki, Finland
Contact person: Councellor of Education Mr. Jukka Tulivuori, firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of Activities: The Finnish National Agency for Education is responsible for developing education and life-long learning as well as promoting internationalisation in Finland. The agency follows the development of educational objectives, content and methods according to the performance agreement with the Ministry of Education and Culture.
The tasks of Finnish National Agency for Education include implementing national education policies, preparing the national core curricula and requirements for qualifications, developing education and teaching staff as well as providing services for the education sector and administrative services.
The Agency is also responsible for coordinating exchange programmes, trainee opportunities and scholarship schemes as well as implementing and informing about EU programmes in Finland. It also supports the teaching of Finnish language and culture in universities outside Finland and raises the international profile of Finnish education.
The Finnish National Agency for Education publishes monitoring information on, among others, the costs of education, educational institutions, student numbers, applicants and graduates. The Agency is also involved in the exchange of international information on education through European networks.
In addition, it assists the Ministry of Education and Culture in the preparation of education policy decisions. The Agency is managed by the Board, the members of which represent political decision-making, local authorities, teachers and social partners.
The operations of the Finnish National Agency for Education are organised into six departments:
Our member for France is the Ministère de l'éducation nationale, de la jeunesse et de la vie associative.
Contact details: Ministère de l'éducation nationale, de la jeunesse et de la vie associative Direction de la Technologie 101 rue de Grenelle F-75357 Paris Cedex 07 SP France
Tel: +33 6 32 230 92 79 Fax:+33 1 55 55 80 40
Description of activities: The Department of Information and Communication Technologies for Education is working on many projects that are grouped into programmes.
Information about the French education system and ICT policies: Insight country report: http://insight.eun.org/country_reports/france
Our member for Greece is the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (GRMoE) responsible for the development, implementation and supporting of a comprehensive state educational policy.
The Institute of Educational Policy (IEP) is a Private Legal Entity supervised by and supports the GRMoE with educational scientific research and studies, regarding the implementation of the national educational policy.
Contact details: 36, An. Tsocha Street
GR-11521 - Athens GREECE
Phone: (+30) 210 3312406 (int. 600)
Fax: (+30) 210 3257336
Att: Mr Pantelis NIKOLAIDIS
Office of European and International Educational Policy.
Description of activities: The education policy and strategy in Greece is mainly exercised by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, (MoE) assisted in its work by a number of institutional entities.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) has established the strategic plan for the “Digital School”, in order to modernize the education system through the use of the ICTs. In the context of the “Digital School”, on-going and near future actions in both primary and secondary education evolve the wide use of innovative technologies (i.e., Web 2.0 applications tools), in order to enhance the traditional and lecture-dominant teaching methods and to provide a flexible and attractive learning environment.
The “New School” strategy constitutes a systematic and comprehensive approach with complementary measures implemented simultaneously in a coordinated way (e.g. investment in digital infrastructure, development of new learning materials, change of curricula, teachers training). All new services have been designed in a way that ensure a successful deployment based on the following three key success factors:
Although the Educational Reform consists of several individual actions, it becomes also a coherent common tool in order to provide synergies and efficiencies mainly focus on:
Related actions include:
Promoting innovation with the design and implementation of innovative actions
Information about the Greek education system and ICT policies: Insight country report: http://insight.eun.org/country_reports/greece
Our member for Hungary is the Ministry of Human Resources. The delegate organization to European Schoolnet is the Educational Authority.
Contact details: Educational Authority, Maros u. 19-21. Budapest 1122 Hungary Tel: +36-1-4773100, e-mail: info[at]sulinet.hu
Description of activities: The Ministry oversees the pedagogical, professional and educational efforts in public education. It is responsible for drawing up the necessary development plans, creating the legislation required for such operations and ensuring that the institutions work at the required standard of quality. It organizes pedagogical, professional assessments, examinations and surveys in the field of public education.
The tasks related to the EUN membership were delegated to the Educational Authority by the Ministry of Human Resources hence the organization is acting as the Hungarian EUN Member on behalf of the Ministry. The Educational Authority provides and develops IT services for education, runs education-related research and development projects, fulfills administration-type activities in the educational system, and offers pedagogical professional services for teachers. The Authority is also involved in international cooperation, and it acts as the eTwinning NSS for Hungary. The Educational Authority maintains the Hungarian educational portal Sulinet.
Our member for Ireland is the Department of Education & Skills.
Educational portal: http://www.education.ie/en/
Contact details: Department of Education & Skills, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.
Our member for Israel are MAKASH and Ministry of Education, Directorate for Science and Technology.
Educational portal: http://www.makash.org.il/
Contact details: Ministry of Education Directorate for Science and Technology 2, Hashlosha St, Tel Aviv Israel MAKASH - ICT Implementations in Education P.O.B. 151 Doar Haela 9987 Israel
Information about the Israeli education system and ICT policies: Insight country report: http://insight.eun.org/country_reports/israel
Our member for Italy is INDIRE (Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione, Innovazione e Ricerca Innovativa).
Contact details: Via Buonarroti, 10 50122 Firenze ( IT ) Tel:+ 39 055 2380301 Fax: +39 055 2380395 Email: email@example.com
Description of activities: INDIRE, the National Institute for Documentation, Innovation and Educational Research, is the Ministry of Education’s most ancient institute of research.
Since its inception, the Institute has been accompanying the evolution of the Italian school system, investing in training and innovation and supporting the processes of school improvement.
The Institute, with INVALSI (the National Institute for the Evaluation of the System of Education and Training) and the Inspectorate, is part of the system of national assessment in education and training.
The Institute has extensive experience in the use of Information and Communication Technologies for in-service training of teaching staff, administrative, technical and auxiliary staff and school leaders and is a point of reference for educational research.
INDIRE looks to Europe through the Lifelong Learning Programme and many international collaborations, contributing to the development of a network of contacts, exchanges, flows of information and experiences among schools, students, companies and institutions of all EU countries.
Information about the Italian education system and ICT policies: Insight country report: http://insight.eun.org/country_reports/italy
Our member for Lithuania is the Ministry of Education and Science, Centre of Information Technologies of Education (Švietimo ir mokslo ministerija, Švietimo informacinių technologijų centras).
Educational portal: http://portalas.emokykla.lt
Contact details: Suvalku str. 1 LT-03106 Vilnius Lithuania Tel: +370 5 2356131 Fax: +370 5 2356155
Description of activities: The Centre of Information Technologies of Education:
Information about the Lithuanian education system and ICT policies: Insight country report: http://insight.eun.org/country_reports/lithuania
The Member for Luxembourg is the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (Minstère de l'Éducation nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle). The Ministry is in charge of all questions related to primary and secondary education.
Educational portal: www.myschool.lu
Contact details: 29 rue Aldringen L-2926 Luxembourg Tel: +352 247 85154
Our member for Malta is the Department of Curriculum Management, Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education, Ministry for Education and Employment
Contact details: Department of Curriculum Management, Ministry for Education & Employment, Great Siege Road, Floriana, MALTA
Description of activities: The Department of Curriculum Management within the Directorate for Quality and Standards in Education is a pivotal organization in the development and management of the teaching and learning experience of students. The Department of Curriculum Management strives to ensure that learners get their entitlement to Quality Education. Through its various sections, the Department of Curriculum Management sets standards, monitors and ensures quality education through the provision of a Learning Outcomes Framework which caters for all learners between 0 to 16 years. All its activities focus on the aims of the Framework for the Education Strategy for Malta 2014-2024.
Our member for Netherlands is the Kennisnet Foundation (Stichting Kennisnet).
Contact details: Kennisnet Foundation Postbox 778 2700 AT Zoetermeer The Netherlands Paletsingel 32 2718 NT Zoetermeer The Netherlands Tel:+ 31 79 329 65 48 Fax:+ 31 79 329 23 22
Description of activities: The main task of Kennisnet Foundation is to provide tailor-made ICT support within a broad spectrum of educational target groups in primary, secondary and adult education in the Netherlands. Kennisnet Foundation is a public, demand-driven organisation and continuously monitors specific needs in ICT and education. The mission statement of Kennisnet Foundation is ‘Learning to innovate with ICT and innovate learning with ICT’.
Our member for Norway is Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education, an agency under the Ministry of Education. Located in Tromsø and Oslo.
Contact details: Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education box 530, 9256 Tromsø.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: +47854 19 000
Visiting adr: Tromsø : Killengrensgate 6. Oslo: Fridtjof Nansens plass 7
Contact: Morten Søby email@example.com
Description of activities: The purpose of the Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education is to contribute to the realization and the development of ICT policy. It shall further cooperate with relevant public and private institutions. The centre will also participate in international cooperation. Our main goals are to improve the quality of education and to improve learning outcomes and learning for children, pupils and students thourgh use of ICT in education.
Information about the Norwegian education system and ICT policies: Insight country report: http://cms.eun.org/shared/data/pdf/country_report_2013__norway.pdf/country_report_2013__norway.pdf
Our member for Poland is the Ministry of National Education (Ministerstwo Edukacji Narodowej) which co-ordinates and carries out the state education policy, supervises partially the work of education superintendents and co-operates with other organisational bodies and units in the field of education.
Educational portal: www.scholaris.pl
Contact details: al. J.Ch. Szucha 25 00-918 Warszawa Poland Tel: +48 22 34 74 100 Fax:+48 22 628 35 04 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of activities: The Ministry determines the following groups of problems and tasks:
Our member for Portugal is a department from the Ministry of Education and Science: DGE, Directorate-General for Education (Direcção Geral da Educação - DGE).
Contact details: Direcção Geral da Educação (DGE) Av. 24 de Julho, nº140, 1399-025 Lisboa Portugal Tel: +351 213 934 500 Fax:+351 213 934 696 Email: email@example.com
Description of activities: DGE is the Directorate-General for Education (Direção-Geral da Educação) of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science. DGE’s specific remit is to make sure that national policies are implemented regarding the pedagogical and didactic components of pre-school, primary, lower and upper secondary education, as well as the provision of education for children not attending school. It gives technical support to their design and at the same time evaluates their implementation. It coordinates the exam planning activities. It also designs, organises and puts into practice prevention measures concerning risk, security and violence control in schools.
A specific team within DGE is in charge of designing, developing and evaluating initiatives and projects related to the use of digital tools and resources in education. It fosters the effective use of computers and the Internet by all educational agents (students and teachers alike) and is a partner in several EUN projects, namely eTwinning, InSafe, iTEC, inGenious, Living Schools Lab, Creative Classrooms Lab, among others.
Our member for Slovakia is the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (Ministerstvo školstva, vedy, výskumu a športu Slovenskej republiky) which is the central body of the state administration of the Slovak Republic for preprimary, primary, secondary and higher education, language schools and art schools, educational facilities, lifelong learning, science and for the state's support for sports and youth.
Contact details: Stromova 1 813 30 Bratislava Slovak Republic Tel: +421259374405 Fax:+4212593744285 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of activities: The Ministry manages schools and school facilities at the territory of the Slovak Republic and provides guidance to all founders, it administers the network of school and school facilities in the Slovak Republic.
Our member for Spain is the National Institute for Educational Technologies and Teacher Training - the unit of the Ministry of Education in charge of implementing and coordinating actions related to ICT in schools.
Ministry of Education: www.mecd.gob.es
ICT-Education portal: www.ite.educacion.es
Contact details: c/Torrelaguna, 58 Madrid 28027 Spain Tel: +34913778300 Fax:+34913680709 Email: email@example.com
Description of activities: The Institute of Educational Technologies is an organization that belongs to the Spanish Ministry of Education. Its projects are carried out within the scope of education below the university level. Its main functions are:
Information about the education system and ICT policies in Spain: Spanish national report (Insight Country Report).
Our member for Sweden is the Swedish National Agency for Education (Skolverket), it acts as the national authority for the public school system, the preschool system, for school age and for adult education.
Educational portal: ICT for schools
Contact details: Swedish National Agency for Education Fleminggatan 14 SE-106 20 Stockholm Sweden Tel:+46 8 52733573 Fax: +46 8 244420
Description of activities: The Agency steers, supports, follows up and evaluates the work of municipalities and schools with the purpose of improving quality and the result of activities to ensure that all pupils have access to equal education.
In the decentralised Swedish school system the responsibility for ICT is shared. The role of the municipalities is to see to good accessibility to computers and the Internet in schools as well as that the educationalists are highly skilled in using ICT as a pedagogical tool. The role of the state is to promote the use of ICT in education, mainly by supporting the municipalities in their task.
The state authorities promote the use of ICT in education by developing user-friendly ICT tools for in-service competence development and school improvement as well as by stimulating the educationalists to increase their knowledge and competence. Furthermore the government will continue to work for good accessibility in all areas of education although mainly by supporting the municipalities in their task. An important task on a national level is to spread the use of ICT to all concerned groups in education and all over the country.
The Agency is responsible for promoting the use of ICT in schools. One of the main activities is to facilitate schools with access to digital learning resources both in terms of stimulating production by different actors (teachers, museums, publishers etc) and in terms of easy discovery and access to these resources. One of the results is the Spider, a federated search service that provides access to resources in a number of Swedish repositories.
The Agency has participated in a number of EU projects where Swedish resources are shared at European level and Sweden is contributing resources to the Learning Resource Exchange.
Information about the Swedish education system and ICT policies: Insight country report: http://insight.eun.org/country_reports/sweden
Our member for Switzerland is the Swiss Agency for ICT in Education (Centre suisse des technologies de l'information dans l'enseignement / Schweizerische Fachstelle für Informationstechnologien im Bildungswesen), which aims promote the integration of information and communication technologies ICT in the Swiss education system.
Educational portal: www.educa.ch
Contact details: Swiss Agency for ICT in education Erlachstrasse 21 Case postale 612 3000 Berne 9 Switzerland Tel: +41 (0)31 300 55 00 Fax:+41 (0)31 300 55 01 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of activities: The Agency’s task mainly consists of informing, documenting and advising the various decision makers in the education system on ICT and its purpose in education. The services of this Agency are directed to school authorities and teachers of preschool level, primary school level, lower secondary level, upper secondary lever (including vocational education) and special needs education.
The Swiss Agency for ICT in Education:
Information about the Swiss education system and ICT policies: Insight country report
Our member for Turkey is the Ministry of National Education General Directorate of Innovation and Educational Technologies (Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı Yenilik ve Eğitim Teknolojileri Genel Müdürlüğü).
Educational portal: www.meb.gov.tr
Contact details: Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı Yenilik ve Egitim Teknolojileri Genel Müdürlügü Mevlana cd. Bogaziçi sk No:21 Teknikokullar 06500 Yenimahalle Ankara Turkey Tel:+90 312 2969495 Fax:+90 312 2238736
Description of activities: The use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in education and training has been a priority in the Ministry over the last decade. Edu-Tech is authorized to do the followings with the article 8 of the law number 4359 on behalf of MOE: To submit and procure the services on arrangement, implementation, assessment and training manpower, needed for building up a new functional connection between open education and formal education and needed for raising the quality, diffusion and boosting of education and training with the technological improvements, To arrange, implement and assess tests on Private and Public enrollment and graduation which are organized by central authority. Carry out duties and services of Central and Provincial units of the ministry on data processing implementation. The main aim of the institution is to provide necessary IT infrastructure to all schools, get all the teachers to acquire ICT skills, adapt to new curriculum with its all aspects.
The Ministry of National Education has launched a number of projects to help especially students, parents and teachers, and then people who are related to education, to benefit from educational technologies. These projects have been carried out a range of activities from training teachers via distance education to preparing regulations which are related to information technologies.
The most important projects carried out all through the country can be described as: Educational and Informatics Network (EBA) which has been designed under the component of FATİH Project named as “Enabling and Management of the Educational e Content” within the scope of the FATİH Project is a portal which has been set with the aim of enabling the transformation of the society to information society, generalization of the information culture in education with a systematic policy and meeting the needs of information in education by blending the dynamics of the age such as search engine, social networking, and e-cyclopaedia and can carry the all educational informatics system by developing. When the Infrastructure of this Portal is designed, it should be taken into consideration that this portal will serve to 700.000 teachers, 17 million students and parents besides all adult students within the scope of the Life-Learning Program.