NEMED (NEtwork of Multigrade Education) is a transnational network supported by the Socrates Programme (Comenius 3 Action) of the EU (project no. 114323 - CP -1-2004-1- GR - COMENIUS – C3PP).

NEMED brings together educationalists and researchers from ten European countries, who share an interest in researching, enhancing and supporting multigrade education, in their countries and at the European level.

'Multigrade' education? What do you mean?
In multigrade schools teachers work with more than one curriculum grade at the same time in the same class.

Multigrade schools play an important role in providing access to ‘Education for All’ in many parts of the world – both developing and industrialised. They are also more than a reality in primary education in many parts of Europe, arising through necessity rather than choice. Their role is crucial, as they provide isolated communities in remote and disadvantaged areas with pedagogy and community service of good standards.

Nevertheless, due to geographical peculiarities and other socio-economic oddities, multigrade schools typically constitute a neglected aspect of education systems

NEMED aims to:

  • Stimulate an effort to bring multigrade education to the policy front, and thus contribute to the upgrading of multigrade teaching and learning.
  • Perform an extended survey on multigrade teaching and learning issues as well as on the conditions pertaining to multigrade education in Europe.
  • Make specific suggestions concerning the improvement of multigrade education at the European level.
  • Offer specialized support and training to multigrade school teachers.
  • Evaluate the application of ICT-based methodologies and practices addressed to multigrade schools.
  • Create the conditions for the sustainability and expansion of the network.
The partners of the NEMED Network are: