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CIDREE Conference, November 23, 2023

What should be part of the core curriculum and what should not? Ninety-seven education specialists from eighteen different European countries considered this question during the annual CIDREE conference. This year’s conference was organized in Brussels by AHOVOKS. As is the annual tradition, the yearbook was presented during the conference in which the theme, the core […]

CIDREE Conference, November 10, 2022

Quality and Curricula in Early Childhood Education and Care edited by Leah Aursand, Stine Kolstad Jensen, Cecilie Langholm and Camilla Vibe Lindgaard The 2022 CIDREE conference was organised by the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training, and held in Oslo. Over 70 people from 16 countries attended in person, and many more viewed part or […]

CIDREE Conference, online, November 25, 2021

Digital literacy: Curriculum Development and Implementation in European Countries edited by Jos Tolboom and Lydwin van Rooyen The 2021 CIDREE conference was organized by the Netherlands Institute for Curriculum Development SLO. This was the second Yearbook Conference held online. As is the case with all human activities, computerization brought fundamental change in scientific discovery. One […]

CIDREE Conference, online, November 12, 2020

National Education Reports in European Countries edited by Chantal Oggenfuss and Stefan C. Wolter The 2020 CIDREE conference was organized by the Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this was the first Yearbook Conference held online. The year 2020 has brought the unexpected to all areas of life and […]

CIDREE KPI CONFERENCE, Mitrovicë, Kosovo, December 01-02, 2022

Kosovo Pedagogical Institute Conference Topic ‘Curriculum overload – impact on student achievement and wellbeing of teachers and students (Aspects of implementation of education reform – curriculum)’ Organizer: Kosovo Pedagogical Institute Date: 01 and 02 December 2022 Venue: Mitrovicë, Kosovo Different educational systems, in response to society’s demands to adapt the curriculum applied in schools to […]


On May 12 and 13, 2022, CIDREE members from 4 European countries (Netherlands, Serbia, Hungary, Luxembourg) participated in an expert meeting on “Strategies to cope with learning losses due to Covid-19” in Luxembourg. Due to the pandemic, the long-lasting notion that school should provide “the same thing for every student at the same time” has […]

CIDREE Expert meeting Slovenia, September 7-9, 2022

Expert Meeting on stimulating learning environment for developing reading literacy From 7th to 9th September 2022 there was the second expert meeting on stimulating learning environment for developing reading literacy in Slovenia. Representatives of the three CIDREE member countries attended it, namely Serbia in the lead, Kosovo and Slovenia. The key questions were dealing with crucial elements of […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Belgrade May 17-18, 2022

CIDREE Expert Meeting in Belgrade The ongoing project, QUASAR (Quality Assurance in education: Strategical Approach in Reading literacy) is carried out through cooperation between Institute for Education, Quality and Evaluation from Belgrade, National Education Institute of Slovenia EQE and Kosovo Pedagogical Institute KPI. During the project activities, some key issues will be considered, such as: […]

CIDREE EXPERT MEETING, Lyon, January 13-14, 2020

Robotics & STEAM education Project leader : Edwige Coureau-Falquerho & Sophie Soury-Lavergne Country / Institute Workstream Leads : France, IFE-ENS Lyon Institute of Education On January 13 and 14, 2020, CIDREE members from 6 European countries (France, Luxembourg, Ireland, Estonia, The Netherlands and Switzerland) participated in an expert meeting on “Robotics & STEAM education” in […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Tallin, January 15-16, 2020

Relevant Topics of the Curriculum in Designing the 21st Century Skills How to define 21st Century skills in national curricula? How to support educational practitioners in implementation of these skills? How to arise general awareness in society about educational challenges of the modern era? These questions have major significance in educational policy in every European […]

CIDREE Conference, Ljubljana, November 14, 2019

Student Voice in Education Edited by Ada Holcar Brunauer The 2019 CIDREE conference was organised by The National Education Institute of Slovenia and entitled Student voice in education. It was devoted to different target groups: students, teachers, experts, consultants, managers, as well as policy makers in education. The participants came from 16 European countries, which […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Sarajevo, September 26 – 27, 2019

Effective Ressources to Support Arts Education Project leader: Danica Vasilj ( APESE ), Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ron Cowie, Education Scotland Country / Institute Workstream Leads: Adriana Novak – Juka, APESE, Bosnia and Herzegovina This recent CIDREE Arts Expert Meeting was in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina which saw delegates attending from (left to right in […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Pristina, September 26-27, 2019

Carreer development practices and evaluation of school directors performance In the framework of cooperation with CIDREE, KPI on 26-27 September 2019 organized an expert meeting to address the topic ‘Career development practices and performance evaluation of school principals’. Participants at the meeting were experts from four member countries of CIDREE, Scotland, Estonia, France and Slovenia, and the local representatives of […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Sarajevo, April 25-26, 2019

Developing Guidelines for Implementation of Learning Outcomes in Inclusive Education On the 25 – 26th April 2019, the Agency for Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary Education Bosnia and Herzegovina organized a CIDREE expert meeting to share ideas and experiences about implementation of the Learning Outcomes in Inclusive Education. Participants were given insight into ways and methods […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Luxembourg, March 14-15, 2019

CIDREE expert meeting in Luxembourg: Using data for school improvement On the 14-15th March 2019, SCRIPT-Luxembourg organized a CIDREE expert meeting to share ideas and experiences on using data for school improvement. Participants came from education ministries and institutions from Estonia, Kosovo, Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland. The objective was to discuss the various ways that […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Lyon, November 8-9, 2018

CIDREE New Learning Environments Expert Meeting On the 8th and 9th November 2018 CIDREE Members from 5 European Countries (France, Luxemburg, Sweden, Hungary, Ireland) participated in a Expert Meeting about “New Learning Environments” in Lyon. The Meeting allowed participants to discuss about converging evolutions of the learning spaces and environments linked with the development of […]

CIDREE Conference, Luxembourg, November 22, 2018

International Approaches to STEM Education Edited by Sid Mysore This Yearbook provides an insight into Science Education strategies, innovations and practices from several European countries. Throughout the eleven articles, sets of authors from diverse backgrounds and specialisations, in and around education, offer perspectives on the educational landscape and projects that promote and cultivate scientific learning […]

CIDREE-Paper «National Education Reports in Selected European Countries»

This CIDREE-Paper is the result of a first-time exchange and collaboration of the project leaders of the national education reports of different European countries across language borders. The documentation provides a brief description of each education report from Austria, Germany,Luxembourg, Norway, Scotland and Switzerland. The second part contains the comparative overview, which includes the six […]

CIDREE STEM Expert Meeting, Luxembourg, March 8-9, 2018

STEM Expert Meeting On the 8th and 9th March 2018 CIDREE Members from 8 European Countries participated in a STEM Expert Meeting in Luxembourg. The Meeting allowed participants to discuss the coherence between ICT and mathematics curricula. During the two days of discussion the experts shared insights on their respective national projects and debated the […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Dublin, September 27 – 28, 2018

CIDREE ARTS EXPERT MEETING The delegates attending this CIDREE Expert Meeting were, from left to right: Jean-Charles Chabanne (France), Danica Vasilj (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Ron Cowie (Scotland), Stéfanie van Tuinen (Netherlands) and insert Fred Boss (Ireland). This photograph was taken in Merrion Square, Dublin, at the statue of Oscar Wilde. The group has met twice […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Dublin, June 21st – 22nd 2018

Aims, values and vision underpinning primary curriculum Delegates from Belgium (Flanders), Luxembourg, Netherlands, and Ireland attended an expert meeting on 21st and 22nd June 2018 in the offices of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), Dublin, Ireland. Hosted by the NCCA, the thematic focus of the meeting was curriculum change, with emphasis on […]

CIDREE Conference, Dublin, November 9, 2017

Wellbeing In Our Schools: International Perspectives Edited by Hal O’Neill The CIDREE Yearbook 2017 presents a range of articles that explore the increasingly high-profile topic of learners’ wellbeing. Countries across Europe and well beyond are placing much greater attention on ensuring that their children and young people develop the knowledge, understanding and skills that will […]

CIDREE Expert meeting, Glasgow, November 15 – 17, 2017

Supporting teachers’ professional judgment in physical education The meeting focused on learning, teaching and assessment. Specifically, what countries have in place to support professional judgement. Opportunities arose throughout the three days to discuss what we mean by ‘understanding standards’ and how each country supports teachers to develop their confidence, knowledge and skills to make professional […]

CIDREE Project National Education Reports, Edinburgh, October 30-31, 2017

A comparative view of national education reports in European countriesAs part of the CIDREE Project 2017 National Education Reports, a meeting was held in October 2017 at the headquarters of the Scottish Government in Edinburgh. Under the chair of SKBF, those responsible from Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Scotland, Switzerland and the Netherlands discussed […]


Teaching and learning strategies for scientific and mathematical literacy in STEM education The expert meeting was aiming at providing continuation of the work of CIDREE community which had been implemented in the field of Science and Math education. We tried to upgrade and expand the addressed topics of previous meetings (curriculum development, the role of […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Lyon, May 29-30, 2017

European networks involved in Collaborative Research – ENCoR From May 29 to 30, the 1st ENCoR CIDREE expert meeting took place in Lyon, France. It was hosted by the French Institute of Education, which is part of the Lyon Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS). Key figures: 3 CIDREE members (FR, HUN, LUX). Unfortunately, the CIDREE expert from Ireland was […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Dublin, May 11 – 12, 2017

Curriculum structure, time allocation, and transitions Delegates from Luxembourg, Netherlands, Scotland, Slovenia, Sweden, and Ireland attended an expert meeting on 11th and 12th of May 2017 in Bedford Hall, Dublin Castle, Ireland. Hosted by Ireland’s National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), the thematic focus of the meeting was curriculum change, with an emphasis on […]

CIDREE Conference, Edinburgh, November 10, 2016

Successful Approaches to Raising Attainment and Tackling Inequity hosted by Education Scotland #CIDREE 2016 (PDF) Improving education… the Scottish way (PDF) Introduction to the Yearbook (PDF) Achieving and Equity in Scottish Education (PDF) The Scottish Attainment Challenge in Glasgow (PDF) Fife Council (PDF) Dealing with complexity (PDF) Article on the CIDREE Conference published in Teaching Scotland, issue 67, pages 47-49: Attainment and Inequity […]

CIDREE Seminar, Helsinki, 13-14 October 2016

Video-enhanced teacher development: from research to innovative practice This two-day seminar was held in Helsinki, Finland and co-hosted by the Finnish National Board of Education and the Oulu University of Applied Sciences with support from a CIDREE grant. The event was targeted to Finnish and International researchers, trainers and policy makers involved in the use […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Aarau, June 8 – 9, 2016

A comparative view on national education reports in European Countries
 The Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SCCRE) hosted a CIDREE Expert Meeting on national education reports in June 2016. Experts from Austria, Norway, Luxembourg, Scotland and Switzerland met in Aarau for an exchange of procedures and strategies regarding national education reports – both […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Lyon, June 6 – 7, 2016

The key success factors for the delivery of economically-relevant Vocational Education and Training (VET) in schools and colleges From June 6 to 7, the 2nd VET CIDREE expert meeting took place in Lyon, France. It was hosted by the French Institute of Education of the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon. Key figures: 4 CIDREE members […]

CIDREE Conference, Budapest, November 5, 2015

Improving Literacy Skills across Learning  hosted by the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development HIERD On 5th November 2015, CIDREE held its annual conference in Budapest. The CIDREE yearbook 2015, Improving Literacy Skills across Learning, edited by HIERD, was launched at the conference. Dr József Kaposi, the Director General of HIERD and Alan Armstrong, […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Utrecht, October 8 – 9, 2015

What’s most worth learning? During two days in early October, 16 representatives of 10 European countries came together to discuss what’s most worth learning in basic education, and explore new developments to improve learning for the future. What’s most worth learning is one of the most relevant curricular questions at this very moment. In many […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Edinburgh, September 3 – 4, 2015

Learning and teaching for vocational education and training in secondary schools and colleges:  successes and challenges In early September 2015, 8 experts from 5 countries came to Edinburgh to give a presentation about the situation in their country. Participating countries were France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the host Scotland. The group considered that vocational […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Stockholm, September 2 – 3, 2015

Pupil participation and the impact of learning The meeting was held at the Swedish National Agency for Education (NAE) and started with a short welcome-speech by General Director/Incoming President Anna Ekström followed by an introduction by Eva Minten. The aim of the meeting was to raise the quality of education and promote innovative teaching and […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Trondheim, Norway, June 16 – 17, 2015

How to teach mathematics in primary and lower secondary school The meeting was at The Norwegian Centre for Mathematics Education in Trondheim. The Centre is a part of our national education system. The Centre’s primary target groups are teachers teaching mathematics in schools and teacher education, teacher students at Colleges and Universities and teaching aids […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Graz, May 21 – 22, 2015

Inclusive Education in European Countries “All children and young people of the world, with their individual strengths and weaknesses, with their hopes and expectations, have the right to education. It is not our education systems that have a right to a certain type of child. Therefore, it is the school system of a country that […]

CIDREE International Seminar, Lyon, France, 16 – 18 March 2015

Professional vision and video-enhanced teacher development: aims, means and issues The 1st CIDREE international seminar was hosted by the French Institute of Education of the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon. Key figures: 12 CIDREE members, international experts (DE, NL, USA), 14 countries. Conceived as a two-year research and development program on video-enhanced teacher development, the […]

CIDREE Conference, Oslo, November 13th, 2014

From Political Decisions to Change in the Classroom: 
 Successful Implementation of Education Policy hosted by The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training The CIDREE conference 2014 took place in Oslo on the 13th November 2014. The conference attracted members and guests from 15 different European Countries. In total, 50 participants from CIDREE member organisations, […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Tartu, August 28 – 29, 2014

Digital learning materials in science and mathematics for basic education Participants: experts in science education, learning materials and ICT from OPH (Finland), ENS de Lyon (France), OFI (Hungary), The Norwegian Centre for ICT Education, Education Scotland (UK), UT (Estonia), Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, Information Technology Foundation for Estonia, Estonian Physical Society. The main […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Brussels, March 13 – 14, 2014

Assessment of competence-based learning Participants: experts in curriculum and assessment from IZHA (Albania), UT (Estonia), OPH (Finland), IFE (France), UDIR (Norway), ES (Scotland), Skolverket (Sweden), IRDP (Switzerland), KeyCoNet and Flemish experts from the Department of Education and Training, the Policy Research Centre for Test Development and Assessments, the Catholic schools network and AKOV (Agency for […]

International Seminar on Teacher Video-Training, Lyon, January 21-23, 2014

Design, uses and study of video-training devices The French Institute of Education-ENS Lyon hosted a three-day seminar on teacher video-training, on 21st-23rd January 2014. It entailed workshops dedicated to video-training design and support, and a scientific review on video-training within a conference organized by the ENS de Lyon francophone UNESCO Chair entitled “Training teachers for […]

CIDREE Conference, Utrecht, November 14th 2013

Balancing Curriculum Regulation and Freedom across Europe hosted by SLO, The Netherlands Presentations: CIDREE_Conference_2013_Kuiper (PDF) CIDREE_Conference_2013_Armstrong (PDF) CIDREE_Conference_2013_Holappa (PDF)

CIDREE Assessment for Learning Conference, Tartu, October 25, 2013

The CIDREE Assessment for Learning (AfL) project conference in Estonia was connected with the national conference on teachers’ professional development on 24th October. More than 200 Estonian teachers, school principals and educational developers enjoyed informative presentations about assessment for learning on the examples of Scotland and Slovenia. Also a workshop on different aspects of AfL […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Utrecht, September 17 – 18, 2013

Arts and Culture Education – Content and Outcome This international 2-day CIDREE meeting in the Netherlands was scheduled for the 
17th and 18th September 2013. The key questions of the meeting were: How do secondary schools in European countries choose their content for arts and culture education? On what basis (theory, skills, competences like creativity, […]

Dalian China Assessment Conference 2013

International Conference on Assessment and Evaluation, Dalian, China May 21 – 23, 2013 The conference was attended by over 300 educational leaders from across China and involved contributions from a number of organisations including three CIDREE members: Netherlands National Institute for Curriculum development (SLO), National Education Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (ZRSS) and Education […]

CIDREE Expert Meeting, Utrecht, June 20 – 21, 2013

Curriculum Development in Physical Education and Health across Europe On the 20th and 21st of June the first CIDREE expert meeting on curriculum development in physical education and health across Europe was held in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Delegates from eleven countries all across Europe gathered to exchange information, experience and expertise. The meeting was an […]

CIDREE Study Visit, Glasgow, June 18 – 21, 2013

Assessment in Scottish Education The Study Visit started with a broad, in depth information session. Assessment in Scottish education has been thoroughly revised in relationship to the Curriculum for Excellence. The idea that learning, teaching and assessing should and can go together in an holistic approach was rather new for most of the participants. Thanks […]

SIRikt 2013

7th SIRikt 2013 International Conference was held from 13th to 17th May 2013 in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

 This year’s International Conference SIRikt was organized by the project E-Education for the fourth consecutive year, held in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, the National Education Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, the Academic […]

European Study Visit: Improving teachers professional development, Lyon, March 26 – 28, 2013

A European challenge. Development, design and study of video-training tools The study visit was hosted by the French Institute of Education, ENS de Lyon. It was conceived as a first milestone for multilateral cooperation on video-training within CIDREE and was held from March 26-28th, 2013. It was organized by the Centre Alain Savary. Participants: University […]

CIDREE Conference, November 15 2012, Stockholm

Create learning for all – what matters? The CIDREE conference 2012, a collaboration between CIDREE and the Swedish National Agency for Education/Skolverket, was held in Stockholm on November 15th. The CIDREE Yearbook 2012 was launched on the same occasion. The overall theme and common link between the conference and the yearbook was “Create learning for […]

CIDREE Conference: Effective Assessment For Learning, Ljubljana, June 21 – 22, 2012

From June 21 to 22 the CIDREE Conference «Effective Assessment for Learning» took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was hosted by The National Education Institute of Slovenia with the support of Education Scotland. There were nine representatives of seven European countries who are members of CIDREE and three guests from Bosnia and Herzegovina. There were […]

First Spring School in Porto May 30 – June 1, 2012

The theme of the three day Spring school (from May 30 – June 1, 2012 in the University of Porto, Portugal) was to strengthen the relationships between curriculum research, policy and practice. The Spring school brought together European curriculum ‘nestors’, doctoral students, early career curriculum researchers and professionals with research involvements within member institutions of […]

Chinese-European Conference on Curriculum Development of Basic Education, Guilin China, 2012

Impressions of the Third Chinese-European Conference on Curriculum Development of Basic Education in Guilin China, from March 27th – 29th, 2012 in Guilin, China The conference was attended by more than 400 Chinese participants and twenty participants from Europe, twelve of them CIDREE members. What did the CIDREE participants experience? Here are some statements: “Presentations […]

CIDREE CONFERENCE Lyon November 9th, 2011

Beginning teachers: a challenge 
for educational systems ENS de Lyon – Institut Français de l’Education (IFE) On the occasion of the 2011 CIDREE General Assembly, which took place in Lyon, our French hosts organized a conference that was attended by the representatives of CIDREE member institutions from 14 countries, as well as by a large […]

International Conference: Beginning Teachers, Lyon 2011

Beginning teachers: A challenge for educational systems International Conference organised by the ENS de Lyon on 9 November 2011 On behalf of the Consortium of institutions for development and research in education in Europe (CIDREE), the French institute of education (IFE) arranged an international conference “Beginning teachers: a challenge for educational systems” in Lyon on […]

Curriculum Provision for Exceptionally Able Students

This report is the product of a collaborative project that explored a range of practices and projects which address the learning needs of students with exceptional ability.  Exceptionally able students require  greater extension in breadth and depth of learning activities than is normally provided for the main cohort of students. The participants in the project; […]

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