The CIDREE strategy is based on the simple idea that the exchange of information and expertise among professional educators gives added value to their own activities in terms of knowledge, efficiency, effectiveness and the growing European dimension of educational research and development.
The mission of CIDREE is:
- to contribute to the quality of the member institutions through mutual linking and sharing high-level knowledge and experience;
- to shape CIDREE as an influential, dynamic and responsive network that supports the individual and corporate interests of its members;
- to represent the interests of the member institutions in other European and international organisations and networks.
CIDREE members are national educational organizations that, for example: play a key role in national curriculum reform and development; develop national qualifications, assessment and/or examination programs; monitor national assessment and examinations; provide policy advice to their ministries; guide and advise on policy implementation in schools; commission or develop classroom materials; play a key role in teacher training and in-service training; and conduct research.
CIDREE organises activities such as study visits, one-off events, and meetings of experts in order to stimulate the sharing of information and experiences. CIDREE also organises international collaborative projects that function as tools for research and development. These collaborative projects are initiated by the members and encourage them to coordinate research, compare curriculum approaches, and develop mutually beneficial results.
The Annual General Assembly under supervision of its elected president decides on the strategic plan and the admission of members. The GA also elects the Board, sets the annual fee and makes policy decisions. The Board under supervision of its elected chairman puts forward the topics to be discussed and agreed by the General Assembly. It implements resolutions and looks after the interests of CIDREE during the periods in between the meetings of the Assembly. The National Coordinators Meeting plays a key role in engaging the member institutions in the CIDREE network by defining particular needs for collaboration. Each member institution is represented by a National Coordinator.
All members pay an annual fee, which covers the costs of the funding of collaborative projects and other activities and the administrative costs of CIDREE.
More information: cidree.org