Did you know that adult participation in lifelong learning is almost three times the European Union (EU) average in Denmark? Or that 68% of enterprises in Estonia provide training (compared to 66% in the EU), and the percentage of early leavers from education and training in France is lower than the EU average?
You can find statistical information on vocational education and training (VET) and lifelong learning in European countries in Cedefop’s updated 2014 report.
On the way to 2020: data for vocational education and training policies – Country statistical overviews illustrates progress on 33 indicators selected for their policy relevance and contribution to Europe 2020 objectives.
Progress in key areas of education and training policy in Europe is reviewed using country-based evidence: access, attractiveness and flexibility of initial and continuous VET; investment, skill developments and labour market relevance in VET; and labour market transitions and employment trends.
This third edition results from Cedefop’s continuing efforts to update, review and improve key indicators as new and better quality data become available. The information is supplemented by a chart and short text highlighting particularly interesting findings in each country.
European policy-making in vocational education and training (VET) needs to be supported by sound evidence.
In this report, Cedefop has selected a set of 33 indicators to quantify some key aspects of VET and lifelong learning. The selection is based on the indicators’ policy relevance and their importance in achieving the Europe 2020 objectives. This publication should be regarded as a valuable tool to help policy-makers better understand and assess VET developments in each country.
The report includes recent evidence from the European Statistical System.
While this set of indicators does not claim to assess national systems or policies, they could be used to reflect on progress towards the strategic objectives set for Europe.
The indicators take 2010 as the baseline year and present statistical overviews in all European Union Member States and also the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.