Accredited European School

An Accredited European School is a type of international school under national jurisdiction and financing, within the member states of the European Union, which have been approved, by the Board of Governors of the international organisation "The European Schools", to offer its multilingual and multicultural curriculum and the European Baccalaureate.[1] An Accredited European School differs from a European School, in that the latter is set up, administered and financed directly by the Board of Governors of the European Schools.

The establishments originated following a 2005 report by the European Parliament, investigating the future of the European School system, particularly in how to "open up" the formerly exclusive establishments to a wider audience.

As of May 2020, there are eighteen Accredited European Schools located in twelve EU countries and the UK, with a further six schools engaged in the accreditation process.[2]

Legal statusEdit

The accredited status groups together, what were formerly known as "Type II" and "Type III" European Schools, with the only difference being that "Type II" European Schools give priority, for enrolment purposes, to children of staff of the EU institutions and are therefore entitled to receive funding from the European Commission in proportion to the number of such EU staff pupils enrolled.[3]

LocationsEdit

As of May 2020, there are eighteen Accredited European Schools located in twelve EU countries and the UK, with a further six schools engaged in the accreditation process.[2]

School[4] Country Date first accreditation agreement signed Date first additional accreditation agreement signed Current agreement situation Year groups active September 2019
European School of Bruxelles-Argenteuil Belgium 13 March 2018 N/A Accreditation valid from 01.09.2019–31.08.2022 ⁠N1–S5
European School Brindisi Italy 11 January 2017 19 January 2017 Accreditation valid from 01.09.2018–31.08.2021

Additional accreditation valid from 01.09.2018–31.08.2021
P1–S7
European School Copenhagen Denmark 10 September 2015 N/A Accreditation valid from 01.09.2018–31.08.2021 N2–S4
European School The Hague Netherlands 11 January 2013 9 January 2019 Accreditation valid from 01.09.2017–31.08.2020

Additional accreditation valid from 01.09.2017–31.08.2020
N1–S7
International School of Differdange and Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg 16 May 2017 N/A Accreditation valid from 01.09.2019–31.08.2022 P1–S4
Centre for European Schooling Ireland 16 August 2007 N/A Accreditation valid from 01.09.2017–31.08.2020 N1–S5
International School Edward Steichen Luxembourg 14 May 2019 N/A Accreditation valid from 01.09.2018–31.08.2021 S1 & S2
Europa School UK United Kingdom 26 January 2015 9 March 2018 Accreditation valid from 01.09.2019 N1–S7
European School of Helsinki Finland 20 January 2009 26 May 2011 Accreditation valid from 01.09.2017–31.08.2020

Additional accreditation valid from 01.09.2017–31.08.2020
N1–S7
School of European Education of Heraklion Greece 15 October 2008 14 May 2014 Accreditation valid from 01.09.2019–31.08.2022

Additional accreditation valid from 01.09.2019–31.08.2022
N1–S7
International School Junglinster Luxembourg 14 May 2019 N/A Accreditation valid from 01.09.2018–31.08.2021 N1–S3
European School Lille Métropole France In the process of accreditation N/A N/A N1 & N2, P1 & S1
European School Ljubljana Slovenia 20 June 2019 N/A Accreditation valid from 01.09.2018–31.08.2021 P1–P5
International School Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France 24 May 2011 4 September 2012 Accreditation valid from 01.09.2018–31.08.2021 S1–S7
Mondorf-les-Bains International School Luxembourg 14 May 2019 N/A Accreditation valid from 01.09.2018–31.08.2021 P1–2, S1–2
School for Europe of Parma Italy 26 July 2007 14 January 2009 Accreditation valid from 01.09.2018–31.08.2021

Additional accreditation valid from 01.09.2018–31.08.2021
N1–S7
European School of Paris-La Défense France In the process of accreditation N/A N/A N1–P5, S1,2,4 & 5
European School RheinMain Germany 8 May 2013 4 September 2015 Accreditation valid from 01.09.2018–31.08.2021

Additional accreditation valid from 01.09.2018–31.08.2021
N1–S7
European School of Strasbourg France 16 November 2009 21 May 2013 Accreditation valid from 01.09.2017–31.08.2020

Additional accreditation valid from 01.09.2017–31.08.2020
N1–S7
Tallinn European School Estonia 11 February 2014 30 August 2017 Accreditation valid from 01.09.2019–31.08.2022

Additional accreditation valid from 01.09.2019–31.08.2022
N1–S7
European School Templin Germany Pending accreditation[2] N/A N/A N/A
European School, Saarland Germany Pending accreditation[2] N/A N/A N/A
International European School Warsaw Poland Pending accreditation[2] N/A N/A N/A
European School, Lisbon Portugal Pending accreditation[2] N/A N/A N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About the Accredited European Schools". eursc.eu. Office of the Secretary General of the European Schools. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Locations of the Accredited European Schools". eursc.eu. Office of the Secretary General of the European Schools. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  3. ^ Board of Governors of the European Schools (January 2013). "Accredited European Schools" (PDF). Office of the Secretary General of the European Schools. p. 3. Retrieved 30 March 2019. In various documents different terms were used to define Accredited European Schools: TYPE II and TYPE III European Schools, European Schooling, and Associate Schools. European Schools established pursuant to Article 2 of the Convention are denominated Type I European Schools, while both Type II and Type III European Schools are schools accredited by the Board of Governors as offering European schooling equivalent to that in Type I European Schools. A distinction was made between TYPE II and TYPE III European Schools on the grounds that, unlike the latter, the TYPE II European Schools give priority for enrolment purposes to children of staff of the EU institutions and other bodies as defined by the relevant EU legislation and are therefore entitled to receive funding from the European Commission in proportion to the number of such EU staff pupils enrolled pursuant to the applicable legislation. However, from the point of view of the European School system, which is exclusively responsible for the pedagogical accreditation, there is no difference between the two. For the sake of simplification and harmonisation, in the context of the pedagogical accreditation it is proposed from now on to use the term "Accredited European Schools", which includes both TYPE II and TYPE III Schools.
  4. ^ "Accredited European Schools Data | Data valid on 15 October 2019" (PDF). eursc.eu. Office of the Secretary-General of the European Schools. Retrieved 30 May 2020.

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