Pre-primary, primary and lower secondary education

FINEEC participates in the four-year MapIE - Mapping of Longitudinal data of Inequalities in Education project as part of a broader research consortium. The project is coordinated by the Tampere University’s Research Centre for Education, Assessment and Learning (REAL)

The research consortium consists of internationally acknowledged experts in large-scale educational assessment research from Centre for Educational Assessment at the University of HelsinkiCentre for Educational Measurement at the University of OsloUniversity of GothenburgGoethe University of Frankfurt and University of Szeged.

MapIE is a 4-year Horizon Europe project. The project aims at identifying and analysing longitudinal data both to understand how inequalities develop in different educational contexts and particularly to identify effective mechanisms and interventions to close achievement gaps. We aim at understanding how educational inequalities develop as an interplay of pupil-level predictors and the features of the local, regional and national policies and practices. MapIE focuses on the contextual differences between the Nordic and Central European countries that have structurally different education systems and thereby varying approaches to tracking and school selection, which are considered central system-level factors contributing to school segregation.

The project has seven interrelated work packages: 

  • WP1 Project management
  • WP2 Literature review
  • WP3 Framework for data mapping
  • WP4 Data mapping and data management
  • WP5 Effective interventions and policies
  • WP6 Framework for future longitudinal studies
  • WP7 Dissemination, exploitation, communication

The main research outputs of our project are a systematic literature review published both for scientific audiences and the wider public, an open metadata database containing descriptions of a wide range of European longitudinal datasets identified in data mapping with links to original data where applicable, and empirical analyses of the accessed data that are published in a large number of publications and dissemination events for both scientific audiences and educational policy makers as well as authorities, schools and the public media. Finally, we create a public framework for studying educational inequalities longitudinally in future studies, acknowledging the role of local contexts but aiming for comparability at the European level.

The project is funded through HORIZON-CL2-2023-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-06 (1.3.2024 – 29.2.2028). The total amount of EU funding is 2 699 644,75€. The project description can be read in the Cordis database in The project website will open by May 2024.

Funded by the European Union
Tampereen yliopisto
University of Helsinki
Finnish Education Evaluation Centre
University of Oslo
University of Gothenburg
Goethe Universität
University of Szeged

Jukka Marjanen

Jukka Marjanen

Counsellor of Evaluation
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