BLOG | New Report available: ICT in Education (European Survey of Schools)

04.07.2013 15:16
New Report 
Survey of Schools:  ICT in Education Benchmarking Access, Use and Attitudes to Technology in Europe’s Schools. FINAL REPORT. A study prepared for the European Commission DG Communications Networks, Content & Technology. 
Executive summary
Based on over 190,000 responses from students, teachers and head teachers collected and analysed 
during the school year 2011-12, the Survey of Schools: ICT in Education provides detailed, up-to-date
and reliable benchmarking of Information and Communication Technologies in school level education 
acrossEurope, painting a picture of educationaltechnology in schools:from infrastructure provision to
use, confidence and attitudes.
The Survey was commissioned in 2011 by the European Commission (Directorate General 
Communications Networks, Content and Technology) to benchmark access, use and attitudes to ICT 
in schools in 31 countries (EU27, Croatia, Iceland, Norway and Turkey). The Survey is one of a series 
within the European Union’s cross-sector benchmarking activities comparing national progress
towards the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) and EU2020 goals. The Survey was conducted in 
partnership between European Schoolnet and the University of Liège (Service d’Approches
Quantitatives des faits éducatifs, Department of Education).
It is the first Europe-wide exercise of this type for six years, following the eEurope 2002 and eEurope
2005 surveys. It is the first to be conducted online and the first to include students directly. Work on
the survey took place between January 2011 and November 2012, with data collection in autumn 
The survey report and allrelated materials are freely available on the European Commission’s
Digital Agenda Scoreboard website at