CIRSES - Centro di Iniziativa e di Ricerca sul Sistema Educativo e Scientifico (Initiative and Research Centre on the Education and Scientific Systems) was established in October 1980.
It is partially financed by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and it aims at studying the Italian and European Education and Training Systems. Over time, CIRSES has carried out many important initiatives and research studies, which played a significant role in the Italian debate on School-related issues:
Research on School Dropping Out
Private Schools in Europe
Gender-based Stereotypes in Textbooks
Bullying and discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation
Learning by Skills