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There is a multitude of activities across the EU that aim to combat early leaving from education and training. However, evidence about which ones make a difference, to whom and why is often lacking. A study carried out by Cedefop identified over 300 initiatives in 15 EU countries which aim to address early leaving and yet only a minority of these have been evaluated.

This section provides information how the effects of programmes designed to remedy or prevent early leaving from education and training can be captured. It provides guidance how to:

  1. Decide what to monitor and evaluate
  2. Choose relevant indicators
  3. Assess whether programme or policy makes a difference
  4. Decide if programme or policy is good enough.

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