Early leaving from VET

As improving education levels is at the core of Europe 2020’s strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, reducing the share of early leavers to less than 10% has become one of its headline targets. In addition, Member States have been asked to set their own targets to reflect their particular situations and devise relevant measures to help reach the overall EU target.

In the context of the Commission’s annual growth surveys and the follow-up of national reform programmes, several Member States have also received specific recommendations to tackle the issue.

The articles available here were prepared by ReferNet national partners in 2013. They aim at helping to understand dropping out from VET, and in particular the reasons why learners drop out from VET; the measures within VET programmes to prevent learners from ‘dropping out’ and the measures to encourage learners to re-engage in VET/education and training once they have dropped out from VET.*

  • Early leaving from VET – Portugal     download
  • Country overviews on early leaving from VET     access here

This thematic focus feeds into Cedefop’s activities relating to early leaving from education and training.
To find other publications     access here


* Source: partial information of ReferNet’s circular note 2013_09.