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School education

The EU works with its Member States to support the development of quality national school education systems and promote collaboration on issues of shared concern.

Find out about school education


What is the EU doing on school education?

Erasmus+ Teacher Academies

The Academies will establish European partnerships of teacher education and training providers to develop an international outlook to teacher education.

Key competences

The European Commission works with EU Member States to support and reinforce the development of key competences and basic skills for all.

Early school leaving

The Commission is working with Member States to implement comprehensive strategies to prevent early school leaving.

Quality assurance

Building strong quality assurance systems is key to providing high-quality education for all.

Multilingual classrooms

Schools need to adapt their teaching methods to engage with children's linguistic and cultural backgrounds and to enable all students to thrive.

Well-being at school

Addressing the well-being of pupils, social and emotional competencies, mental health, bullying and violence at school.

Focus areas

Blended learning

Supporting high-quality and inclusive education through a range of on and off-site, digital and offline teaching approaches.

Green education

The European Union is encouraging the education and training sector to take action to contribute to the green transition and to strengthen the sustainability competences of all learners.

Working Groups

Learn more about the work of European Education Area Strategic Framework Working Groups on school education.

School education updates

School education resources

Join the community

School Education Gateway

Stay up-to-date with the online platform for education professionals, researchers and policymakers. Browse the School Education Gateway

eTwinning platform

A space for European teachers and school staff to communicate, collaborate and develop projects. Explore eTwinning


A tool for teachers to learn about and further develop their digital competence. Explore SELFIE for TEACHERS

EU funding opportunities

  • Erasmus+ is the EU’s funding programme supporting education, training, youth and sport.

  • Jean Monnet Actions run under Erasmus+ to support teaching, learning, research and debates on various aspects of the European Union.

Get involved

School fruit, vegetables and milk scheme

The scheme is designed to help children follow a healthy diet. Learn about the school food scheme

Conference on the Future of Europe

Bring participatory democracy to your classroom. Discover the Conference on the Future of Europe

Science is Wonderful!

Science is Wonderful! brings the world of cutting-edge science to budding scientists in primary and secondary schools all over Europe. Find out about Science is Wonderful!

European Youth Portal

Take part in school and youth exchanges! Discover school and youth exchanges

Employment and volunteering

See practical information and opportunities concerning employment, including volunteering and traineeships.