Each EU country is responsible for its own education and training systems. EU policy is designed to support national action and help address common challenges, such as ageing societies, skills deficits in the workforce, technological developments and global competition. Education and training 2020 (ET 2020) is the framework for cooperation in education and training.
ET 2020 is a forum for exchanges of best practices, mutual learning, gathering and dissemination of information and evidence of what works, as well as advice and support for policy reforms.
In order to ensure the successful implementation of ET 2020, Working Groups composed of experts nominated by member countries and other key stakeholders work on common EU-level tools and policy guidance.
Peer counselling (DEFR) brings together experienced peers from a small number of national administrations to provide advice to a Member State in designing or implementing a policy. It provides a forum for collectively brainstorming solutions to specific national challenges in a participatory workshop format.
the share of employed graduates (aged 20-34 with at least upper secondary education attainment and having left education 1-3 years ago) should be at least 82%
What has been done so far?
In 2014, the Commission and EU countries engaged in a stocktaking exercise to assess progress made since the 2012 Joint Report and help prepare the next priorities for cooperation in education at European level.
The following contributions were received:
ET 2020 National Reports
ET 2020 independent evaluation by contractor Ecorys
The annual Education, Training and Youth Forum (9-10 October 2014)
The European Commission and the Council of the European Union have agreed on common priorities in the area of education and training for 2020. The focus will now be on the effective implementation of those priorities, in particular through the ET 2020 Working Groups.
Stay informed about EU cooperation in education and training with the ET 2020 Newsletter (only available in English).