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- New publication: On the way to 2020: data for vocational education and training policies
- Cedefop’s new publication provides a statistical overview of vocational education and training and lifelong learning in European countries. Data are based on international statistics enabling comparisons of countries and statistical averages for the European Union. This report, a first result of a continuing process, adds user-friendly evidence for many purposes. It should help policy-makers and researchers and ease access to the information available.
- Tertiary attainment – sustained progress by European Union Member States
- Almost half of Member States have reached the Europe 2020 target of 40% of people aged 30-34 holding a higher education degree or equivalent qualification, according to the latest data. Since the target was announced in 2010, progress has been steady, rising by around one percentage point a year. If current trends continue, the European Union should meet its target by the end of the decade.
- Portugal: adult education survey 2011
- Of the population aged 18 to 69, 46% participated in some kind of education or training in 2011.
- Luxembourg: government’s financial participation in continuing training of private sector companies
- In 2010, EUR 24.8 million were invested to support training plans of private companies, a loss of 8.1 % compared to 2009. This is due to a change in the legal basis (reduction of eligible costs) and also a reduction in companies’ training efforts.
- Unemployment continues to grow in the EU, but at a slower pace now
- The unemployment rate in the EU has peaked at 10.5% (higher than in 2008 by 3.4 percentage points). But between 2010 and 2012 it grew less, with some countries reporting stable or even declining trends.
- Life after initial VET can also lead to further education
- Despite major differences across countries, on average 31% of young VET graduates continue in further education and training in the EU
- Labour market prospects deteriorate for early leavers from education and training
- In 2011, around 55% of early leavers from education and training were jobless (up by nine percentage points compared to 2008).
- Luxembourg: the economically-active population and lifelong learning - State of play
- In 2010, the Luxembourg Training Observatory launched a survey ( ) to evaluate the economically-active population’s perception of lifelong learning. Results of this survey were extremely valuable. Of respondents, 90% see continuous training as a solution to improve their skills and increase their working value.
- A head start for young people with vocational education
- In the EU, 79% of vocational education graduates were working in 2009.
- ICT skill levels on the rise
- One in two 16-74 year-olds in the EU now has a medium or high level of computer skills.
- VET in Europe is the most comprehensive information resource on vocational education and training (VET) systems in Europe. ReferNet, Cedefop’s European network, provides descriptions of national VET systems in the European Union, Norway and Iceland based on a common template designed by Cedefop.