HARDWARE IN ROMANIA
The government together with the EU supported the acquisition of computers for schools. Moreover they equipped the departments of certain subjects with whiteboards and AEL computer labs. Still these resources are used rarely, because of damaging them or because of teachers´ lack of interest in using them on long term.

Poland & Bavaria
In Poland and Bavaria, on the level of primary classroom the Ministry of Education started a program of introducing an interactive board in every 1st grade, which is a huge success,.There are computer rooms in every schools, with internet connection but they are mainly used for IT classes thus rarely used by other teachers, they also have different software so students learn different things, which are rarely compatible with differnt schools. In other schools the Ministry gave hardware and the schools are responsible for upgrading it through years. At the university level the hardware depends on the financial resources of the faculkty, usually the humanities lack in advanced equipment while sociology and some science departments are abundant in good equipment.

Spain


The spanish state is organised in 17 different autonomous regions. Although we can say there exist a national curriculum and different laws for the whole state, each region has the opportunity to make their own laws according to the ones mentioned.
So, we can not talk about education in Spain without referring to the different laws in its regions. In the case of Andalusia, and regarding ICT hardware, we can consider as a very huge effort the one carried out by our goverment if we take into account the equipment at our schools nowadays.

France :
The S2i2e (Intranet and Internet services in educational institutions and schools): this project seeks to optimise the consistency of specific Internet and Intranet services in educational institutions and schools. To improve the current situation, an assessment of existing technical resources is underway. Guides describing the equipment necessary for ICTEs in primary, middle and secondary schools continue to be developed.

Hardware Scotland
In the school sector about 75% of classrooms have IWBs, use them and have training. In HE and FE the picture is much more mixed, and the use of IWBs is patchy. There is also some debate in FE about the value of IWBs in comparison to spending the same money on computers.
Computer access is less than optimal in the school sector and schools sets of laptops are quite commonly used. In FE the ratio is possible 1 computer to 2 students. The provision of smaller hardware (digital cameras, video recorders etc) tends to be devolved to departments, making access easier for teaching staff.
Data projector access is not optimal, some colleges have them in every room, some do not.

Hungary:

In the seconday schools the Ministry of Education started a program few years ago of introducing interactive white boards. Most of the teachers graduated course to use it. There are computer rooms in every schools, with internet connection but they are mainly used on information lessons.
Teachers also have different software so students learn different things, which are rarely compatible with differnt schools. In other schools the Ministry gave hardware (for example mobil laptop ‘wagon table’ which contains: 1 laptop, 1 projector, amplifiers, loudspeakers, michrophone, VHS, DVD, holding boxes, digital baggage. Every Hungarian secondary schools received laptop wagon table and the teachers use it.
Teachers have to go to courses to know it. At the university level the hardware depends on the financial resources of the faculkty, usually the humanities lack in advanced equipment while sociology and some science departments are abundant in good equipment.