European policy-making in vocational education and training (VET) needs to be supported by sound evidence. Cedefop has selected a set of 36 indicators to quantify some key aspects of VET and lifelong learning. The selection is based on the indicators' policy relevance and their importance in achieving the Europe 2020 objectives.
Indicators account for the most recent challenges and opportunities arising from developments in the relevant statistical infrastructure and includes evidence from the European Statistical System.
These indicators should be regarded as a valuable tool to help policy-makers better understand and assess VET developments in each country. While this set of indicators does not claim to assess national systems or policies, they could be used to reflect on countries situation and progress towards the strategic objectives set for Europe.
The indicators present statistical overviews where for each indicator data are presented for European Union Member States and also the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. To the best possible extent at the time of its preparation, the report selects and presents developments over time.