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Education and Training Monitor

What is it?

The Education and Training Monitor is an annual series that reports on the evolution of education and training systems across Europe, bringing together the latest quantitative and qualitative data, recent technical reports and studies, plus policy documents and developments.

While focused on empirical evidence, each section in the Monitor has clear policy messages for the Member States.

Why is it needed?

The Education and Training Monitor supports the implementation of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020) by strengthening the evidence-base and by linking it more closely to the broader Europe 2020 strategy and the country-specific recommendations (CSRs) adopted by the Council as part of the 2014 European Semester.

What has been done so far?

The Commission published the third annual edition of the Education and Training Monitor in November 2014. The full report, including key findings and policy relevance, can be downloaded herepdf(4.37 Mb) Choose translations of the previous link  .

The Education and Training Monitor 2014 is accompanied by twenty-eight country reports, as well as a visualisation tool to evaluate the performance and progress of the Member States in relation to the ET 2020 targets.

Finally, the website of the JRC's Centre for Research on Education and Lifelong Learning (CRELL) provides additional indicators that were used throughout the monitoring exercise. These additional indicators are part of the Joint Assessment Framework (JAF); a tool that enables a consistent and transparent monitoring for all the Member States.

What are the next steps?

In late 2015, the Commission will publish the next edition of the Education and Training Monitor.


Questions concerning the Commission's 2014 monitoring exercise, as well as requests for data underlying the tables and figures in the Education and Training Monitor, should be sent to


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