This chapter, which is devoted to the principal features of education

policies in 2001, opens with two facts relating to each of the

two sectors involved – school and university. Since the year 2001

was an election year which thus saw two different governments,

it seems appropriate to point out the characteristic traits of each

government in their handling of the two sectors in question. A

direct comparison will underline any similarities and differences in the strategy and actions of the public policies pursued by both

the outgoing and the incoming government.