This report complements a recent Cedefop publication 'On the way to 2020: Data for vocational education and training policies - Country statistical overviews' (Cedefop, 2013), which has made use of the same data but has organised them in a different way. While the previous report offered a set of country snapshots, this publication offers a set of indicator snapshots. It is a result of continuing efforts to review and improve indicators as new and better data become available.

A defined set of 31 core statistical indicators quantifies key aspects of vocational education and training and lifelong learning to help describe, monitor and compare European countries and their progress. The indicators are selected based on their policy relevance as well as on their importance to achieving the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy.

To the extent allowed by data availability, each indicator overview presents data for the 27 European Union Member States and Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.

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