European and International Education
Who are we?
Responsibility for European and international engagement in the education field is managed by various policy teams across the department, and coordinated by a small International Education Unit (IEU).
The IEU also works closely with the Assembly Government’s European External Affairs Division (EEAD) on wider European and international engagement issues.
What is the benefit of European and international education for Wales?
The main benefits of European and international educational engagement are:
- enhanced awareness of global issues and cultures, leading to greater tolerance and social inclusion;
- increased opportunities to work, train, teach and study in other countries;
- the promotion of Wales as a place to visit, study and learn;
- a broader based curriculum, with use of the international dimension in education as a learning tool;
- improved school effectiveness and learner attainment;
- improved commercialisation opportunities, including broadening Wales’ research base and the international standing of institutions.
Is there support?
Support is made available for European and international education activity in Wales from Wales based stakeholders, the Welsh Assembly Government, the UK Government, and the European Union.