The EU has set new education and training targets for 2030
According to the Council of the European Union, the new objectives on education and training set for 2030 should be considered as “reference levels of the European average performance” (Council Resolution, No. 2021/C 66/01).
They will be monitored at the European level, using comparable data and taking into account the diversity of situations in the Member States, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education and training systems.
The Council also invites countries to set their own national targets.
Of the seven objectives and indicators defined by the Council, the first five are already suitable for statistical monitoring. The last two objectives, on work-based learning and adult training, will be monitored via the European Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) using a methodology that is currently being redesigned and that will deliver the first results mainly from 2022 onwards.
At this stage, the average performance of the 27 EU Member States is behind on each of the five targets presented.
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