We are driven by our main mission – to provide firm scientific background, adequate legal grounds and quality research support for development of Russian educational legislation and to invest continuous effort in enhancing efficiency and quality of legal regulations concerning education.
Our activities are constructed alongside the following main strands:
Since its establishment in 1999 FCEL has carried out more than 100 scientific research projects with more than 500 researches involved.
Within the framework of expert and analytical activity FCEL has elaborated more than 50 drafts of legal regulations, later accepted by the competent authorities.
In 2008 FCEL coordinated preparation of the concept of the new Federal Law On Education in Russian Federation comprehensively integrating legislation in all levels and types of education. In 2009 the concept has been approved by the Ministry of Education and Science and became a foundation for development of the legal act, aiming to provide unified legal regulations to all educational levels, meeting the challenges of modern world. The draft became Federal Law on Education in Russian Federation No 273-FZ on 29 December 2012 and entered into force on 1 September 2013.
FCEL publications include, but are not limited to the following:
Since 2006 FCEL is a publisher of periodic scientific publication, Russian Educational Legislation Yearbook
Free Database of Legal Advice on Educational Legislation and the Practice of its Implementation
FCEL is providing free legal support for educators, students and their parents. The main website www.lexed.ru (in Russian) contains vast material on the practical issues concerning the protection of students’ rights, fulfillment of duties and responsibilities of educators, requirements for educational activity, establishment and termination of educational institutions and other issues, based on free on-line legal consulting database, constantly complemented by new questions and answers.
The website also contains a unique database of the main laws and regulations on educational issues of more than 1800 entries in free access.
Among other useful materials one can find the latest full text version of the Federal Law on Education and acts of implementation, drafts of laws in progress, comments and helpful bridge tables on the amended legal regulations, articles and reference lists, case law with interpretation etc.
FCEL’s main activities are as follows: