This is a publication tracing the main developments of European education systems over the last decade. The report combines statistical data (Eurostat) with qualitative information to describe the organisation, management and functioning of 37 European education systems.
The report assesses actions and developments during the first cycle of implementing ET 2020 (2009-2011) and establishes priorities for European policy cooperation during the next cycle (2012-2014) which are aimed to a large extent at mobilizing education and training in support of the Europe 2020 strategy.
It identifies progress and challenges in five priority areas:
¬ Investment and reforms in education and training
¬ Early School Leaving
¬ Tertiary or equivalent education attainment
¬ Lifelong learning strategies
¬ Learning mobility