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Living Schools Lab is a Coordination Action involving 14 partners from 13 countries, led by European Schoolnet (EUN). 12 Ministries of Education (MoE) are represented in the project, either directly or via nominating a national ICT agency or other organisation to act on their behalf.



European Schoolnet (EUN)
Belgium |

The Living Schools Lab project is led by European Schoolnet, a public-sector consortium funded by 30 education ministries and supported by the European Commission. Its office with some 60 staff in Brussels serves the needs of education policy-makers and researchers, schools and suppliers. Its activities are determined by the needs of the Ministries of Education, the European Commission, and industrial partners, including companies from the publishing and ICT industries.


University of Wolverhampton (UoW)
United Kingdom |

The University of Wolverhampton is a university of knowledge, innovation, and enterprise with a student body of around 23,000. It has significant experience with successfully delivering projects both regionally and internationally from various funding streams including: leading significant strategic development projects for the West Midlands region e.g. a £24 million Knowledge Transfer Programme which includes element of European Regional Development Funding; leading and partnering in a number of projects from the European Lifelong Learning Programme; leading and partnering in other European funded projects from various funding streams, including: Tempus, Daphne III, INTERREG, ICT PSP programme; Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs.


Dublin West Education Centre (DWEC)
Ireland |

Dublin West Education Centre has been a full time Education Centre since 1991. Specifically it serves the needs of 6,000 primary and post primary teachers in West Dublin and plays its part in the network of Education Centres. The Centre’s local course provision is extensive, it enables numerous worthwhile projects including Write a Book project and it works closely with national support services. It played a leading role in the management of national support services and programmes and in the establishment of Teacher Professional Communities and in building capacity in the CPD system. It continues to be innovative in the areas of curriculum, Creativity in the Arts, Substance Misuse, ICT and Home School Community Liaison. Its participation in the WiMi European Project has had the effect of connecting a large number of Irish teachers and pupils to their European counterparts.


Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique (CNDP)
France |

Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique (National Centre for Pedagogical Resources) is a Government body belonging to the French Ministry of Education. Its main activity is to provide pedagogical documents and information to all educational users by publishing books, CD-ROMs, videos, TV broadcasts; and organising information systems to deliver the best possible descriptions of educational resources (both public and private). It has a high level of expertise in educational technological development as well as being a research centre focused on tagging, describing and delivering information to teachers. The CNDP leads 31 regional and 85 local centres, with a total staff of 2,500 persons in France.


Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione, Innovazione e Ricerca Educativa (INDIRE)
Italy |

INDIRE (Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione, Innovazione e Ricerca Educativa) is a public institution with administrative, financial and accounting autonomy, operating at national level, under the supervision of the Italian Ministry of Education. INDIRE collaborates with the Italian Ministry of Education in the management of EU programs, projects and initiatives including European Schoolnet. The agency manages the Italian Lifelong Learning agency and the Italian Eurydice Unit and has represented Italy in several European projects.


Centre of Information Technologies in Education (ITC)
Lithuania |

ITC is a governmental organisation under the Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuania responsible for implementation of strategies and programmes for ICT. ITC was founded in 1991 and re-organised in 2000. ITC actions are focused on several areas, for example on coordination of national strategies and programmes on ICT implementation in education; initiation and coordination of international cooperation on ICT implementation in education; and development, accumulation and dissemination of digital educational content and services.


Direção-Geral da Educação (DGE)
Portugal | 

Direção-Geral da Educação (DGE) is the Directorate-General for Education of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science. DGE’s specific remit is to make sure that national policies are implemented regarding the pedagogical and didactic components of pre-school, primary, lower and upper secondary education, as well as the provision of education for children not attending school. It gives technical support to their design and at the same time evaluates their implementation. It coordinates the exam planning activities. A specific team within DGE is in charge of fostering the effective use of computers and the Internet by all educational agents (students and teachers alike) and is a partner in several EUN projects, namely eSkills Week, iTEC, eTwinning, eSafety, CPDLab, among others.


National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)
United Kingdom |

NFER is the UK’s largest independent provider of research, assessment and information services for education, training and children’s services. We make a difference to learners of all ages, especially to the lives of children and young people, by ensuring our work improves the practice and understanding of those who work with and for learners.


Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC)
Cyprus |

The Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) is responsible for a) the administration of education in Cyprus, b) the enforcement of educational laws and the implementation of educational policy, c) the preparation of the education budget and educational bills and e) the construction of school buildings. Currently, there is an ambitious Educational Reform Program in place and one of its main pillars is the preparation of new Curricula for all levels of education. As part of this, the MoEC is currently implementing an ICT integration plan. The aim of this program is to effectively use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the educational process and to enhance the digital literacy of students and teachers.


Centre for International Services / Dům zahraničních služeb (DZS)
Czech Republic |

DZS - Centre for International Services is an organization that has been directly established by the Czech Ministry of Education. It is responsible for European cooperation within the field of ICT in education and for administering a number of European educational programmes in the Czech Republic. The National Agency for European Educational Programmes (NAEP), which is responsible for implementation of the Lifelong Learning Programme, is a part of DZS, as is the Czech National eTwinning Support Service.

CZ - National webpage for LSL


Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur (BMUKK)
Austria |

Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, known as BM:UKK, is responsible for among other things support for classes and thematic educational issues and new technologies and multimedia applications for the use in education. BM:UKK maintains the ViS:AT plattform (Virtual School Austria) which ensures the quality of resources for pupils, teachers and adults on the Internet. BM:UKK provides e-training services to teachers in formal, informal and non-formal self-regulated education with new technologies.


GO! Onderwijs van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap (GO!)
Belgium |

GO! onderwijs van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap is responsible for providing official education for the Dutch speaking community in Belgium for both compulsory and adult education. It is one of the three main educational networks in Flanders. It is financed by the Flemish government and is representing the Ministry in this project but functions independently of the Flemish Minister of Education. GO! provides policy support, pedagogical support, curriculum development and teacher training for staff in its 773 schools for 27,000 members of staff serving 166,000 students.


Department of Education and Skills (DES)
Ireland |

The Department of Education and Skills is the government department charged with administering the education system in Ireland. Its mission is to provide high-quality education, which will enable individuals to achieve their full potential and to participate fully as members of society, and contribute to Ireland’s social, cultural and economic development. In pursuit of this mission, it has the following high-level goals: to promote equity and inclusion; to promote quality outcomes; to promote lifelong learning; to plan for education that is relevant to personal, social, cultural and economic needs; to enhance the capacity of the Department of Education and Skills for service delivery, policy formulation, research and evaluation.


Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education (NCIE)
Norway |

The Norwegian Centre for ICT in Education (Senter for IKT i utdanningen) is an executive agency for the Ministry of Education and Research. The centre was established on 1 January 2010. Its objective is to bring together actors and resources and to facilitate cooperation on ICT in and for the education sector. The primary target groups for the Centre are teacher training and preschool teacher training institutions, local school authorities, school leaders, teachers and preschool teachers. The Centre provides resources and practical support for these groups. 


The Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE)
Finland |

The Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE) is the national agency in Finland with around 270 staff under the Ministry of Education. The FNBE has a wide range of tasks related to the development of education all through pre-primary and basic education, general upper secondary education, vocational education and training, formal adult education and training, liberal adult education. One of the key tasks is the school National Curriculum.