ALTERNATIVE FUNDING OF SCHOOLS IN EUROPE

Evangelos C. Papakitsos, Xanthipi Foulidi, Konstantinos Karakiozis, Evangelos Theologis, Argyrios Argyriou

Abstract


The present article investigates the alternative means of funding for schools in Europe. Because of the economic restrictions for several European countries in recent years, schools internationally seek alternatives in order to improve the current situation, beyond government funding. These alternatives are broadly classified in European Union and private-sector resources, including the concepts of “Virtual Enterprise” and “Open School”. The relevant policies of several European countries are also presented, as an example indicating that the alternative means for the funding of schools are innovative but realistic proposals.

 

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school funding, virtual enterprise, open school

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