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The IVET mobility scoreboard is a tool for monitoring developments in IVET mobility policies and the implementation of the 2011 Council recommendation 'Youth on the move' in European countries.

The scoreboard is a mechanism for assisting policy-making in international learning mobility.

To access the scoreboard database, click the database tab.

The database provides detailed country information on the conditions for IVET learner mobility in Europe: analysing weaknesses and shortcomings; identifying good practices; and suggesting reforms. It addresses 10 key action areas:

  • information and guidance on opportunities;    
  • motivating learners for mobility;    
  • preparing learners for mobility;    
  • removing obstacles to mobility;    
  • portability of grants and loans;    
  • ensuring mobility quality;
  • recognition of learning outcomes;
  • support to disadvantaged learners;
  • partnerships and funding;
  • involving multipliers.

The scoreboard provides five categories of tool covering all 28 EU Member States plus Iceland and Norway:

  • thematic maps depicting countries’ situations in key action areas;
  • indicators measuring how far countries are from full implementation of the Youth on the move recommendation;
  • overview tables synthesising EU average performance by key action area;
  • scorecards showing country performance in key action areas;
  • fiches presenting detailed country data and policy suggestions.

The mobility scoreboard for initial VET is produced within Cedefop’s department for VET systems and institutions (DSI). It is based on country information provided by ReferNet and validated by country representatives. The scoreboard was designed in cooperation with the European Commission (EMPL E3), EACEA/Eurydice, and the expert group on a mobility scoreboard for IVET. Cedefop has sole responsibility for the country information, data analysis, monitoring tools and policy suggestions presented. The analyses and policy suggestions are not intended to reflect the views of governments.



EU Legislation and Policy


Education and Training Monitor  2017
Commission Progress Report on a Learning Mobility Benchmark COM (2017)148 final
Commission Communication on Strengthening European identity through education and  Culture, COM (2017) 673 final


Commission Staff Working Document Analytical underpinning for a New Skills Agenda for Europe SWD (2016) 195 final
EU 2016-2018 Work Plan for Youth
Evaluation of the EU Youth Strategy and the Council recommendation on the mobility of young volunteers across the EU


EU Youth report


Council conclusions on a benchmark for learning mobility
Council recommendation ‘Youth on the move’ promoting the learning mobility of young people


Youth on the move package
Council conclusions on European researchers’ mobility and careers


Green Paper Promoting the learning mobility of young people
Results of the consultation
Impact Assessment


Council recommendation on the mobility of young volunteers across the European Union 
Council conclusions on youth mobility


European quality charter for mobility


Recommendation of the Parliament and of the Council on mobility  for students, persons undergoing training, volunteers, teachers and trainers


Council Resolution concerning an action plan for mobility


Promoting mobility


Erasmus+ Mobility for young people and workers

European Youth Monitor  

European Youth Strategy

European Youth Portal







Youth Employment: mobility of young workers

To join the Community of users, contact
Guy Tchibozo
Indicators of mobility in higher education and initial VET are available on the joint EACEA/Eurydice - Cedefop platform.
Learn more on mobility in higher education in EACEA/Eurydice background report.

Briefing note - Supporting training and learning abroad: the EU mobility scoreboard for initial VET

Project contacts

Guy Tchibozo
Project Manager
Tel. +30 2310 490 238
Maite Santos