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Dear GOETE partners and colleagues,

The Eurydice network has published its annual update of the structure of the European Education systems as well as its school and academic calendars of the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey.
These reference tools provide information for European cooperation projects in the field of education and may be useful to us all.

Among the new materials and data are:

The Eurydice website also presents regularly updated national descriptions as well as a summary of their on-going reforms.

Last, Eurydice will also publish before the end of the year a study on the critical topic of grade retention (Grade retention during compulsory education in Europe: regulations and statistics). This issue is part of the wider struggle against school failure and early school leaving; problems which have long been priorities of national education policies and now form part of the European cooperation agenda.

For more information refer please to:

http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice/index_en.php

Kind Regards

Marcelo Parreira do Amaral

Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Faculty of Education, Institute for Social Pedagogy and Adult Education