Network of Experts on Social Aspects of Education and Training launches

On 1 May 2012 the European Commission funded NESET website - - a Europe-wide online resource aimed at supporting the development of better and fairer education across the European Union was officially launched.

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.

The website draws together the expertise of the European Commission funded NESET Network, consisting 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 policy makers, it will also be an important reference point for education researchers in particular and social scientists more generally.