Intercultural education

EUROPEP – Priority Education Policies in Europe

Through EUROPEP Project a comparative study was conducted on priority education policies in eight European countries, selected based on the diversity of their education system: UK, Belgium, France, Greece, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania and Sweden.

Priority education policies were defined by the researchers involved in this study as ‘policies that aim to act upon educational disadvantages through programs and mechanisms focused on criteria such as socio-economic disadvantages, ethnic criteria, linguistic or religious criteria, geographic criteria, etc.’ Actions against inequalities, exclusion, dropout, as well as the efficiency and equity of public policies were the main focus of the study.

These topics were addressed taking into account the different national context as well as various disciplines (sociology, psychology, pedagogy, statistics, etc.). This diversity offered an important added value to the research.

Two books were published as an outcome of the project. The first volume is available both in English and in French:

Educational Policies and Inequalities in Europe

M. Demeuse, D. Frandji, D. Greger, J. Rochex (Eds.)

Les politiques d’éducation prioritaire en Europe. Tome I

Conceptions, mises en œuvre, débats

Marc Demeuse, Daniel Frandji, David Greger et Jean-Yves Rochex (dir.)

The second volume is available in French:

Les politiques d’éducation prioritaire en Europe. Tome II.

Quel devenir pour l’égalité scolaire ?

Marc Demeuse, Daniel Frandji, David Greger, Jean-Yves Rochex

Project duration:

01.01.2007 – 30.11.2008


Centre Alain Savary-INRP, France (coordinator)

Université de Mons Hainaut, Belgium

Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic

Université Paris VIII, Saint Denis, France

Intercultural Institute of Timisoara, Romania

Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Educativas, Universidade do Porto, Portugal