With its international comparison and country analysis, the Education and Training Monitor fuels the debate on priority themes for education and training and informs national education reform debates.
Endorsed by government representatives from all EU member states, the Monitor charts EU and the country progress using six targets:
to reduce the early leavers from education and training below 10%
to reach 40% tertiary educational attainment among 30 to 34-year-olds
to reach the 95% participation in early childhood education and care
to reduce the underachievement in reading, maths and science below 15%
to reach the employment rate of recent graduates of 82%
to reach 15% adult participation in learning
Relying on a broad range of quantitative and qualitative sources, the Education and Training Monitor includes Eurostat data, OECD studies and surveys, and analysis of education systems undertaken by the Eurydice network.
Inequality is the lead theme of this year's Monitor, reflecting the serious challenges facing many Europeans today. Whether it be tackling intergenerational educational underachievement or the difficulties facing low-skilled migrants, the EU member states employ education and training in different ways to achieve equity in their respective societies.