Education and training: a view from learning providers and civil society
The strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020) is a tool which allows Member States to exchange best practices and learn from each other. One of its outcomes is the annual Education and Training Monitor that provides an overview of the performance of education systems in all EU Member States in achieving 6 different benchmarks.
The statistics provided in the Education & Training Monitor comprise of data collected by Eurostat, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Eurydice network. However, such sources focus on the attainment of specific benchmarks based on data gathered by national governments concerning the formal education system, while non-formal and informal learning and views of education and training providers, learners and their representative associations tend not to receive adequate attention.
The Lifelong Learning Platform aims to collect qualitative data from stakeholders in Austria, Ireland, Portugal, Romania & Slovenia to produce a “reality-check” on the progress towards the ET2020 targets and what the actual situation is through the eyes of education & training stakeholders and providers including civil society. The survey results will be used to produce a short "shadow report" on the Education & Training Monitor.
The survey focuses specifically on the topic of inclusive education and two areas covered by ET2020: adult participation in learning and early leaving from education & training.
The deadline for responses is 15 March. Only 1 response per organisation.