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01 May 2012
Cardiff School of Social Sciences has officially launched the European Commission funded NESET website - NESETweb - a Europe-wide online resource aimed at supporting the development of better and fairer education across the European Union.
NESET, which stands for the Network of Experts on Social aspects of Education and Training, has launched the website to provide a valuable tool for policy makers and practitioners interested in promoting equity and inclusion in education and training across the EU.
Drawing together the expertise of the European Commission funded NESET Network, the website consists of more than 50 leading researchers from across the European Union and beyond, which is coordinated by Cardiff University and which advises the Education and Culture Directorate-General of the European Commission.
Available in four languages, English, French, German and Welsh, the website contains links to the latest debates and robust evidence relating to social aspects of education and training. These cover issues such as the costs and benefits of cross-sector working, the strengths and weaknesses of different ‘recovery’ strategies for children and young people and how best to foster transitions from school to work or further education, and widening access. NESETweb also provides information about relevant news and events so that policy makers and practitioners can keep abreast of the latest developments in Europe and elsewhere.
Although designed to be a resource for stakeholders and policymakers, it will also be an important reference point for education researchers in particular and social scientists more generally.
Professor Sally Power, from the University’s School of Social Sciences and Director of NESET, said: "We believe the NESET website will provide an invaluable website for all those interested in promoting educational equity and social inclusion in Europe. It has the potential to make a really important bridge between the education research committee and the policy-makers and practitioners who face the difficult task of trying to make education not just better but fairer."
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