European Schoolnet is governed by its 34 member Ministries of Education.

Statutory bodies

Ministries represent the decision-making body of European Schoolnet through a number of groups, namely:

  • the Steering Committee, for the political and strategic orientations of European Schoolnet. It adopts the work programme and the budget of the organization;
  • the Board of Directors
"More than ever education is challenged to improve results while budgets stay the same, or even shrink. This calls upon us to look for new ways of learning. We know by now that ICT helps to develop each talent of every student and to increase flexibility and efficiency in the educational system. We need to work together to make sure this knowledge is set into action. European Schoolnet is the network to exchange knowledge about and to explore new ways of integrating ICT in education. This is why we are happy to participate."


Toine Maes, Kennisnet, the Netherlands

European Schoolnet's two subcommittees and four working groups are of strategic importance in supporting the organization's agenda, and in fuelling its mission and vision. They are used to facilitate a European platform of exchange between Ministries of Education on current national priorities, as well as help prepare for the challenges of the future.

Policy and Innovation Committee

The Policy and Innovation Committee is open to all members of the Steering Committee and acts as a forum to discuss policy, research and innovation topics identified by the Steering Committee and not covered by the network's Working Groups. The Policy and Innovation Committee meets up to three times a year and members are invited to bring a national expert on the subject being discussed at each meeting. Strategic seminars are also organized as part of the Policy and Innovation Committee's work programme, as are international immersive study visits, allowing members to benefit from the experience of other countries.

Learning Resource Exchange Subcommittee

The Learning Resource Exchange Subcommittee steers and manages the ongoing development of the Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) service for schools.

Meeting reports and associated papers are to be found on the European Schoolnet Ministry of Education platform (restricted access).