As from 16 September 2008 the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) has taken over responsibility for the European-level activities of the network and a new European Eurydice unit has been established in the Agency.
Eurydice provides a vast source of information, including detailed descriptions of how European education systems are organised and how they function and comparative studies covering various aspects of education systems, such as the funding of higher education, language teaching, the teaching profession and so on. This information is provided free of charge.
Decision setting up the EACEA for the management of Community action in the fields of education, audiovisual and culture in application of Council Regulation (EC) No 58/2003 (2009/336/EC), repealing Decision 2005/56/EC.
1/ The Agency is responsible for most management aspects of the programmes, including:
- drawing up conditions and guidelines for funding opportunities;
- evaluating applications, selecting projects and signing project agreements;
- financial management;
- contacts with beneficiaries;
- monitoring of projects (intermediate and final reports, and controls);
- on-site project visits.
2/ Information and support to applicants and beneficiaries
3/ Dissemination and exploitation of projects' results
4/ Contribution to European Knowledge and expertise
The Agency is responsible for the management of Eurydice, the Network on Education systems and policies in Europe. Eurydice website
The Agency contracts studies, through public calls for tenders, on subjects relevant to the Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship programmes. More about ongoing calls for tender.