Report of the Secretary-General to the Board of Governors of the European Schools for the year 2013

The Board of Governors in the Sofia meeting on the 8th of April, 2014
The Board of Governors of the European Schools meeting in Sofia on  8.9 and 10 of April, 2014


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






SICI Workshop Presentation

SICI Workshop 

Malta, 27th & 28th March 2014

School Evaluation for Improvement and Accountability: Striking the Right Balance

Alternative School Inspection and Evaluation Models

SiCi Malta

I had a pleasure to participate in the SICI (The Standing International Conference of Inspectorates) conference in Malta on the 27th and 28th March, 2014.

I gave a keynote speech about the ” The European Schools’ Inspection System – From Inspection to Quality Assurance”.

You can find a pdf-version of the presentation  by clicking the  link “European School Quality Assurance “


Kari Kivinen