Educational preparedness and policy learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Miroslav Beblavý and Barbara Bačová
EENEE Policy Brief 2, 2022

Which factors drove the comparatively different performances of Member States with regard to school closures and remote learning during the pandemic? No single aspect of governments’ approaches ensured success. This Policy Brief explores the roles of two factors:

  • preparedness for the pandemic, especially as manifested in the extent and areas of investments in digital learning; and
  • the ability of policy-makers to respond to the changing needs of the education sector as the pandemic progressed.

This Policy Brief has been produced by authors Miroslav Beblavý and Barbara Bačová and is based on the EENEE Analytical Report “Policy measures to monitor and mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 and COVID-19 related policy measures on education”.

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