This year’s edition of the Education and Training Monitor is the last one of the outgoing strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training – ET 2020. European countries have made great progress towards expanding participation in education since the establishment of EU benchmarks in 2009 as part of this process.
The lead theme of the 2020 Monitor is digital education and digital competence. It also addresses the impacts of the COVID-induced school closures and distance learning.
However, approximately 20% of 15 year old pupils across Europe still remain at risk of educational poverty, as they do not possess basic competences in literacy and mathematics or sufficient knowledge of science subjects.
The 2020 Education and Training Monitor publications (EU and country reports, executive summary, EU factsheet, EU infographics, leaflet on EU benchmarks, Eurostat customisable datasets, maps and charts) are available in English and their respective national languages on the Publications Office of the European Union website.