Initial and continuing vocational education and training (VET) are major parts of lifelong learning and central to the European Union’s (EU’s) competitiveness in the global economy and its policies to enable people to respond to challenges posed by economic and social change.
European VET policy making needs to be informed and supported by robust and internationally comparable VET statistics and indicators.
Cedefop’s work on VET statistics and indicators supports evidence-based policy and practice in VET. It works to improve the availability, quality, relevance, use, analysis and dissemination of data on initial and continuing VET, adult learning and skill development, including labour market and other VET-related data.
Cedefop cooperates with key stakeholders to develop and improve international statistics, including Eurostat and OECD. Project outputs include online access to statistical data and indicators at European and country level, related to European VET policy, publications, data insights, analyses and updates to help interpret data meanings and trends.