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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 scoreboard provides detailed country information on the conditions for IVET learner mobility in Europe. 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 offers seven monitoring tools:

  • Country fiches, providing detailed descriptions of countries’ mobility policies, structures and mechanisms;
  • Scorecards, synthesising the individual performance of respective countries in implementing the Youth on the move recommendation;
  • Progress graphs, allowing for following up a country’s progress over time;
  • Benchmarking graphs, allowing for comparing progress in two countries;
  • Maps, showing country categories with respect to aspects of mobility policies;
  • Indicators, showing country categories with respect to performance in implementing the Youth on the move recommendation in each mobility area;
  • Overview Tables, showing country categories in terms of overall implementation performance, all indicators combined.

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

2018 Council Recommendation of 26 November 2018 on promoting automatic mutual recognition of higher education and upper secondary education and training qualifications and the outcomes of learning periods abroad


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

Project contacts

Hélène Hamers