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Council of Europe in-service training programme
for educational staff

The Council of Europe in-service training programme enables teachers, headteachers, teacher trainers, school inspectors and other educational staff from the forty-seven countries of the Council for Cultural Co-operation Member States (which is part of the Council of Europe) to take part in in-service training courses.

These courses take place over three to five days and cover a wide variety of themes from Human rights and children's rights in Belgium to Drama and civic education in Bulgaria

The courses enable educational staff to:

  • widen their professional experience
  • exchange information and ideas with other European colleagues
  • create networks and develop links with schools/colleges

The course fee and accommodation costs for the duration of the course are met by the host country. Travel costs are reimbursed by the Council of Europe after the course has ended and participants are expected to write a 1,000 word report about the course

When to apply: various application dates across the year.

Details of courses available, application deadlines and the application form can be downloaded from the Council of Europe's web site:


For further details contact the British Council Education and Training Group on:

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7389 4639

(If you are not a UK resident and would like to take part in a Council of Europe programme, you should contact your Ministry of Education in the first instance, before contacting the British Council.)

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