The new National Sheets on Education Budgets in Europe: 2014 reveal that 2 out of 3 countries/regions in Europe are increasing their education budget for 2014 by more than 1 % at current prices. Conversely, only 7 countries decreased their budgets by more than 1 %. Budgets coming from national, regional, local and EU level are considered. It should be noted, however, that not all budget levels are covered in all countries.
In total, the Eurydice report covers 34 education systems across 29 European countries – most EU Member States, as well as Iceland, Norway, Montenegro and Turkey. The national sheets present an overview of the education budgets by type of expenditure and level of education. The focus is on the planned expenditure – not actual expenditure. The report provides contextual information and the reasons for changes in the education budgets between 2013 and 2014 are explained. Future updates of the data on national education budgets will allow monitoring changes over longer periods of time.