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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki
Iceland

Iceland

Glossary

Embætti Landlæknis 

The Directorate of Health.

 

Fullorðinsfræðsla 

Adult education.

 

Menntamálastofnun 

The Directorate of Education

 

Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneytið 

The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. Responsible for policy making in education and cultural affairs in Iceland.

 

Starfsmenntun

Vocational education and training.

 

Stúdentspróf

Matriculation examination. A degree earned at the end of post-secondary education.

 

Æskulýðsráð

Youth Council. The minister of Education, Science and Culture appoints nine representatives to the youth council, whose main responsibilities are to consult with national authorities on issues regarding youth.

 

Músíktilraunir

A competition on the national stage aimed at young people, where bands compete. This competition is known as a starting point for many up-and-coming bands.

 

Skrekkur

A compulsory school talent competition for grades 8, 9 and 10 (young people aged 13 - 15).

 

Hönnunarmiðstöð

Iceland Design Centre.