European Websites

Gateway to the European Union
provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and access to the websites of EU institutions.

Your Europe

provides detailed information on rights and opportunities in the EU as well as practical information about living, working, studying and travelling in Europe.


EUROPASS is a transparency instrument supporting individuals to make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe. It consists of five documents: Europass curriculum vitae (CV), Europass Language Passport, Europass Certificate Supplement, Europass Diploma Supplement and Europass Mobility.

EURES – The European Job Mobility Portal

provides services for employees and employers about job vacancies and staff recruitment on European level. Furthermore it contains information and a data base on living and working conditions, current trends of the labour market and a section about possibilities of education and training.


is linking the Careers Guidance systems in Europe, promotes transnational mobility and develops a European dimension in guidance.

The Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013

Consists of programmes on school education (COMENIUS), higher education (ERASMUS), vocational training (LEONARDO), adult education (GRUNDVIG) and a transversal programme focussing on policy cooperation, languages, IT-technology and dissemination of results
For some actions, in particular exchanges and study visits, applications for funding to run a project must be made through national agencies – these are known as ‘decentralised’ actions.

Applications for other ‘centralised’ actions, which include networking initiatives and other large-scale projects, are made to the EU’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

Individuals looking to participate in projects or exchanges usually need to apply directly to the project organisers, which include universities, schools and other education and training providers. National agencies may be able to provide information on these organisations and the projects that they run.

EURYDICE – Information network on education in Europe

Institutional network for gathering, monitoring, processing and circulating reliable and readily comparable information on education systems and policies throughout Europe. It covers information about the education systems of the EU-Member States, EFTA-Countries, members of the European Economic Area, and the EU candidate countries involved in the Socrates Programme.

PLOTEUS – Portal on Learning Opportunities throughout the European Space

provides information about the different European education and training systems, learning opportunities, exchange programs and grants in European countries.

ENIC Network (European Network of Information Centres)

provide information on:
- the recognition of foreign diplomas, degrees and other qualifications;
- education systems in both foreign countries and the ENIC’s own country;
- opportunities for studying abroad, including information on loans and scholarships, as well as advice on practical questions related to mobility and equivalence.

CEDEFOP – European Centre for the development of Vocational Training

provides studies and reports on various aspects of VET within EU such as quality, transparency, accreditation, validation, new qualifications, transnational mobility and financing.

CEDEFOP - Study visits for education and vocational training specialists

provides information for European education specialists, who want to examine particular aspects of life long learning in another European country.

European Training Foundation (ETF) supports education and training in countries surrounding the EU.