Education and training in Europe: inequality remains a challenge
The European Commission supports Member States in ensuring that their education systems deliver
The 2017 edition of the Commission's Education and Training Monitor, published today, shows that national education systems are becoming more inclusive and effective. Yet it also confirms that students' educational attainment largely depends on their socio-economic backgrounds.
The European Commission supports Member States in ensuring that their education systems deliver – the data compiled in the annually published Education and Training Monitor is an important part of this work. The latest edition shows that while Member States are making progress towards most of the key EU targets in reforming and modernising education, more efforts are needed to achieve equity in education.
On 17 November, in Gothenburg, the EU Leaders will discuss Education and Culture as part of their work on "Building our future together". The European Commission will present this year's data on Education and Training. The discussion in Gothenburg will give visibility to and stress the political significance of education reform.