The share of early leavers from education and training continues to fall, the number of people with tertiary-level qualification increases, as well as the participation in early childhood education and care.
At the same time, the need for system-wide changes is still present. No education and training system manages to decouple performance from socio-economic status. Young people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds are almost six times more likely to underachieve at age 15 than those from advantaged socio-economic backgrounds, suggesting a strong intergenerational transmission of educational disadvantage.
The Education and Training Monitor’s country reports capture recent and ongoing policy development at all education levels in the 27 EU Member States. They provide the reader with more in-depth insights into the performance of countries with regard to the EU-level targets agreed as part of the EEA strategic framework.