The attached report of the Secretary-General covers the 2013 calendar year – the 60th anniversary year of the European School system. The objective of this report is to provide the members of the Board of Governors with consolidated facts and figures on the European School system as a whole and to inform it about the main developments which occurred in the different areas of activity of the General Secretariat and about the situation of the schools, with particular reference to infrastructure.
Over the last 60 years the European Union and our school system have both grown considerably. At present, there are approximately 27 000 pupils being provided with European Education in 14 traditional European Schools in seven different EU Member States, plus nine Accredited European Schools in five more countries. In addition, there are plenty of new projects in the pipeline. The 60th anniversary celebrations took place at the European School, Luxembourg in spring 2013. The Office of the Secretary-General produced a 60th anniversary brochure which was distributed to all schools and all stakeholders.
The year 2013 was also a year of serious reflection and debate about reorganisation of the secondary cycle. The second important item of discussion was the cost sharing issue. After several years of difficult negotiations, the Board of Governors finally agreed on principles for cost sharing amongst the Member States in December 2013!
You can read the whole report by clicking here: 2014-01-D-23-en-1-REPORT-SG