In an interview with the Spanish daily, published on 20 April, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that vocational education and training (VET) in Spain needs to be closer to labour market needs.

He added that, according to Eurostat figures, the country has the highest early school-leaving rate in the European Union, but that the outlook is encouraging.

Mr Calleja argued that Spain needs to work on connecting better vocational and higher education, on increasing permeability. And he noted that people should stop thinking education finishes at 25; it is a lifelong process.

Read the whole interview (in Spanish):

Also in the European media in April, a Cedefop article for UK's Training Journal argues that the skills of Europe's most talented are being wasted. Find out why: