Colleagues of our Institute Katalin NÉDER and Réka KÖNCZEY participated at the final conference of CoDeS in Barcelona, between the 21st and 23rd of May 2014, which centred around the topic of Designing a Sustainable Future through School Community Collaboration.

Their poster was done in collaboration with colleagues Erika Saly and Attila Varga, and presented the results of a survey and dataset analysis about basic patterns of school community learning in Hungary, with a special focus on ecoschools. This title refers to some 700 schools in Hungary which meet specific criteria related to sustainability. Findings showed that shortcomings in Hungarian environmental education could be addressed during teacher training, and that ecoschool – community relations are strong (more than half of the newly developed modules involve the local community in their pedagogical program) however no pattern could be depicted about smaller schools having stronger links to the local community. The poster is available on the CoDeS website: as well as on HIERD website, attachments can be downloaded from here.


Student Voice project meeting - Dublin

The second Student Voice project meeting was held in Dublin, Ireland on 18-19th January with the participation of the five partner institutions from Ireland, Scotland, Hungary, Slovenia, and The Netherlands. The purpose of the meeting was to prepare evaluation tools at national and transnational level and plan further steps of the project.
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ERASMUS+ Student Voice – The Bridge to Learning has launched

Representatives of the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development (HIERD) Lucia Kákonyi, manager of the Student Voice – The Bridge to Learning project in Hungary, and Gábor Rózsa, IT expert, took part in the first project partnership meeting of the ERASMUS+ Student Voice project which took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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Study visit to the USC Shoah Foundation

On the last week of November two representatives of the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development (HIERD), József Kaposi (director general) and Zoltán Pompor (deputy director general) will visit the USC Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles.
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Visit of Norwegian delegation at the HIERD

The Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development (HIERD) had the pleasure to host seven members of the staff of the Malakoff School in Moss, Norway on the 26th of October 2016 who came to learn more about the Hungarian educational system and the local Eco-School Network.
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The KiVa program has launched!

This September, the research-based KiVa antibullying program, developed at the University of Turku, Finland, has launched in three Hungarian schools. As licence partners of KiVa, the Hungarian Institute for Educational Research and Development is the head of the pilot program and the leader of the adaptation of the antibullying program.
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