educa.ch, in its role as Swiss Specialist Agency for ICT and Education, represents Switzerland at the European Schoolnet (EUN). With its 30 European ministries of education, this network aims to promote innovation in education. By taking part, Switzerland wants to develop synergies with European stakeholders and to strengthen examples of good practice.
educa.ch represents Switzerland in the following strategic and organisational units as well as working and expert groups of the EUN:
Steering Committee: The steering committee of the EUN, composed of representatives of each EUN member country, decides on its political and strategic orientation. It adopts the activity programme and the budget of the organisation.
Board of Directors: The board of directors of the EUN is occupied with administrative and financial questions. Switzerland, jointly with Belgium, France, Italy, Norway, Poland and Portugal, is a member of the board.
Learning Resource Exchange Subcommittee (LRE): Founded in 2010, the committee steers and develops a service of the EUN which puts digital learning resources from different countries and providers at the disposal of schools.
Learning Resource Exchange
Interactive Classroom Working Group (ICWG): The aim of this working group is the exchange of information, the research of new methods to install interactive technologies in the classroom and to analyse their impact on teaching and learning. The Centre fri-tic represents Switzerland as a member in this working group, together with Austria, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway and Portugal.
Since 2009, educa.ch edits the national report on ICT in education (Country Report on ICT in Education). The EUN report is published biannually in English and presents an overview on the main developments for compulsory and upper secondary education in this area. It allows the comparison with other countries. The last report has been published in 2015.
Participation in European projects
educa.ch took part in the European projects iTec (Innovative Technologies for an Engaging Classroom) and Scientix (The community for science education in Europe).