Aller à l'accueil EUROPA. EUROPA logoThe European Commission welcomes the launch today of Education at a Glance 2014, the annual report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the state of play and challenges faced by national education systems. It highlights the growing importance of investment in education for future growth and employment in the EU and for more inclusive European societies.
The report covers the 34 OECD member countries, including 21 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom). Latvia, although not an OECD member, is also included in the report as an OECD partner country.
"This report is a major source of knowledge and evidence for policy-makers; it contributes to increasing our understanding of the challenges we face. It also shows that there are still big differences between EU Member States in the level of skills among both recent graduates and older age groups. The report is consistent with the Commission's policy: increasing the quality of education and raising skills levels is a smart investment and a powerful way of combatting inequalities in our societies," said Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.
"We need to ensure that young people in particular are equipped with the skills they will need in their working life and that we provide continuing learning opportunities for adults."
In Brussels today, Andreas Schleicher, the OECD Director for Education and Skills, will present Education a Glance 2014 and Xavier Prats Monné, European Commission Director General for Education and Culture, will comment on the relevance and implications of the findings for EU and Member States' policies. More...