Council conclusions on a benchmark on employability
May 11, 2012
The council adopted conclusions on the employability of graduates from education and training.
The newly adopted benchmark will measure the share of graduates entering employment within three years of graduating and will look at the match between educational attainment and the occupations pursued during the first years of employment.
By 2020, the share of employed graduates (20-34 year olds) having left education and training no more than three years before the reference year should be at least 82% (as compared to 76,5 % in 2010).
The following levels of graduates are considered: those with upper-secondary education attainment, those with post-secondary non tertiary attainment and those with tertiary attainment.
This benchmark is added to the six existing benchmarks (five from ET 2020 + the benchmark on mobility) and is related to the EU determination to tackle the education challenges highlighted within the Europe 2020 Strategy.
The Commission will make an assessment of the employability benchmark in 2014.