Should your Institution Join CIDREE?

CIDREE Benefits (PDF)

CIDREE National Coordinator Guidance (November 2013, PDF)

Do the test and mark the appropriate item.

My institution has to:

❍ Develop and review curricula / curricula frameworks
❍ Develop qualification systems / frameworks
❍ Develop guidelines / support materials for teachers and schools
❍ Monitor the quality of national /regional education systems through national tests, etc …
❍ Undertake research on education issues as a feedback to policy makers and practitioners
❍ Contribute to the quality of the national / regional education system

You marked at least one item?

Your institution should consider membership of CIDREE!

Most organisations and institutions avail themselves of a number of databases to provide access to information on development in education across Europe. What CIDREE offers in particular is the possibility of face to face exchange between colleagues from other countries, professionals and experts in many subjects of education, as well as curriculum developers and researchers from institutions playing a key role for the development of the quality of the national / regional education system.

CIDREE was set up in 1990 as an autonomous and self-supporting association under Dutch law (see Bye-Laws). It is a network of institutions responsible for or contributing to the quality of the national / regional education system. Most of the member institutions are accountable to the national or regional Ministry of Education. Our basic idea is that we can share expertise, learn from each other and develop new knowledge relevant for different education systems and in doing so contribute to the overall improvement of Education in Europe.

As a Director of NFER and Chairman of the IEA, I have benefited greatly from the information and the insights into key educational developments which it facilitated.
Dr. Seamus Hegarty, UK


  • Organisation of collaborative projects of mutual benefit on issues selected by the members ad responding to their needs
  • Organisation of expert meetings
  • Organisation of staff exchanges as a means for staff development and organisational development
  • Publication of reports and books, including the CIDREE Yearbooks as flagship publications
  • Participation at conferences and meeting organised by third parties, a.o. the European Commission in the framework of the Education 2010 process and the Council of Europe in the framework of the Education for Democratic Citizenship priorities

Given their particular position, CIDREE member institutions are capable of playing a constructive role in building a European area of education. They can assist their respective ministries, as well as other national actors, through exploring, building, sharing and exploiting the rapidly developing common European knowledge, rooted in diverse national experiences. They are capable to identify areas where European cooperation may produce common benefits, and also point to the limits of common solutions. By setting realistic goals, testing practical solutions in various national environments and acting on the basis of mutual interests they can significantly contribute to turning the idea of a European area of education into reality.’
Dr. Gábor Halász, Director of OFI, Hungary

Any institution in a European country, possessing legal body and applying itself at national / regional level to activities for the development of the quality of the education system and / or to educational research, is welcome to join CIDREE. The CIDREE secretariat will be happy to assist candidate member institutions and to respond to any further request for information.

Christine Stadnick Frédérickx
c/o Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education
Entfelderstrasse 61
5000 Aarau Switzerland
T +41 62 858 23 90
F +41 62 858 23 99

We highly value membership of CIDREE because we can quickly exchange expertise and solutions with regard to issues in one’s own national education system.
The national political agenda often forces us to formulate swiftly a recommendation or an advice on a particular educational issue. In such cases CIDREE acts as a huge resource centre: we can easily collect a variety of useful data and strategies. As CIDREE member institutions are very close to the educational policy makers, the information gathered and exchanged is always up to date and reliable.
CIDREE is really a network of and for colleagues: professionals and experts in education.’

Dr. Roger Standaert, Director of the Curriculum Entity, Belgium