Organisation(s): European Commission (EC)
Publisher(s): Publications Office of the European Union
Pages: 104 p.
The need for smart, effective and inclusive investment in education infrastructure has been put high in the EU political agenda but has not been thoroughly analysed in EU27 countries. The goal of the study is to review recent trends and provide policy recommendations on smart, effective and inclusive investment in education infrastructure. As part of this study, comprehensive desk research, scoping interviews, national (regional) mapping exercise and analysis of good practice examples were carried out. The mapping exercise was at the core of this study and involved comprehensive analysis of EU27 current situation regarding investment in education infrastructure. The report provides the final findings of the research, including conclusions and recommendations and the good practice framework, that were validated during the expert validation workshop. The mapping revealed that although many EU27 countries mostly invest their regional and national funds in education infrastructure and carry out at least some form of investment needs assessments, forecasts and infrastructure monitoring, the efforts made to collect data on education infrastructure are usually not systematic and investment planning is not always based on current needs. The report offers 12 recommendations for all countries to implement to achieve smart, effective and inclusive investment in education infrastructure.