Overview - Education and training

Education and training – Overview


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What information can I find here?

Education and training statistics provide information on the participation of individuals in education and training activities, education financing and teaching staff as well as on outcomes of education.

Education and training statistics cover the following broad topics:

  • Participation in education and training (including adult learning);
  • Learning mobility;
  • Education personnel;
  • Education finance;
  • Education and training outcomes; 
  • Language learning and self-reported language skills. 

For more detailed information on which data and indicators are covered by these topics, please see the page 'Information on data' in this section.

Why are these statistics important and what is the European Commission doing in this regard?

Key indicators such as “participation in early childhood education”, “early leavers from education and training” and “tertiary educational attainment” are among the indicators for which the 'Council Resolution on a strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training towards the European Education Area and beyond (2021-2030)' sets EU-level targets, i.e. reference levels of European average performance in education and training.

Education and training statistics are also of interest for everyone – issues related to education, vocational training and adult learning are of direct concern for EU citizens.

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