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This year's edition of the Education and Training Monitor has just been presented to the media on 9 November 2017 by Tibor Navracsics, the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, at a press conference in Brussels.

The lead theme of this year’s Monitor is inequality in education and the important role that education plays in building a fairer society. The prime new data source is the 2015 PISA test of 15-year-old pupils with all EU Member States taking part for the first time. PISA, with its rich information about the background of the tested pupils, offers unique insights into the effect that socioeconomic background, a migrant background and gender have on attaining the EU benchmark on low achievement in reading, maths and science. The equity and social cohesion theme also features strongly in the reporting on the remaining EU 2020 education targets. Read more in the press release.

A launch seminar for Commission staff, EU Member States representatives and stakeholders will take place on 10 November 2017 in Brussels (3 Rue Philippe Le Bon, 1000 Brussels, room 0.1). The session will be opened by Jens Nymand Christensen Deputy Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.

If you can't make the launch seminar, you can follow live by web stream  from 10.00-12.30 (CET).

Read the Education and Training Monitor

The Education and Training Monitor 2017 is available online and is accompanied by 28 in-depth country reports.

You can check the data analysed and the progress countries are making towards the Education and Training 2020 targets through interactive maps and additional tools.

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