The knowledge centre activities are multifaceted. For higher education and for upper-secondary education they are based primarily on knowledge developed in connection with the action plan evaluations and that is circulated in other contexts, in the form of articles, for instance, small publications, conferences and internal training sessions. In the primary and lower-secondary sector and in the field of adult education they consist mainly of studies and surveys that are carried out alongside the evaluations and also – where primary and lower-secondary education is concerned – of courses and advice of a more consultative nature.
During the site visits varied opinions were expressed about the various knowledge centre projects. The representatives of the ministries and of higher education in particular were doubtful about their quality, whereas in the primary and lower-secondary sector the projects were described as valuable and beneficial.