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The role of VET in reducing early leaving from education and training

Significant efforts have been made to assess, understand and address the phenomenon of early leaving from education and training at EU level in the past years. Nevertheless, relatively little is known about the specific role of Vocational education and training (VET) in this context across the EU. That is why Cedefop launched in 2014 a three-year research project to analyse the “Role of VET in reducing early leaving from education and training”.

The focus of the first assignment is to gain a better understanding of the phenomenon of
early leaving from education and training and VET through:
-Analysing existing international datasets which contain data on individuals’ pathways in
order to assess the scale of early leaving from VET (as compared to general education)
and the relationship between early leaving from education and training and a number of
factors potentially affecting early leaving from education and training (ELET);
-Analysing national data in selected countries, on country per country basis (not in a
comparative manner), also to understand the scale of early leaving from education and
training and the role of the different factors;
-Carrying out interviews with a range of actors on the factors affecting early leaving in
VET;
This analysis will be complemented by a mapping of policy measures to prevent or address ELET.
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Project team

Mario Steiner, Gabriele Pessl, Stefan Vogtenhuber, Julia Brenner, Elfriede Wagner

Runtime

02–11.2014 (finished)

Client

Cedefop

Cooperation

ICF GHK Consulting Ltd (project leader)