Policy Analyst Denise Chircop from the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) announced the EPRS’s latest interactive infographic that explores the learning universe from early childhood through to adulthood.
Did you know:
- a really good way of improving your child’s chances of success at school is to continue your own education. Yet only 4 % of adults with a low level of education attend any training.
- children from disadvantaged backgrounds who attend pre-school reap even greater benefits than other children later on at school. Yet the participation rate of young children is on average 7 % lower if parents have not received tertiary education and 13 % lower if children came from migrant families.
- as an eighteen-year-old woman, you are more likely to be studying than a young man of your age.
With the start of the new school year around Europe, the time is right to take an in-depth look at the state of education in the Union. As the basis of a level playing field in the labour market, how can we make sure that all EU citizens can benefit from the opportunities provided by education? Do people make full use of learning opportunities in the work place? Do greater educational opportunities really increase women’s chances of success in the labour market?
European Parliamentary Research Service created an interactive infographic Lifelong learning in the EU that explores the learning universe from early childhood through to adulthood. The infographic does not just stop at our formal systems of education but looks at all forms of learning for a comprehensive insight into what is happening in each of the Member States inside and out of schools.
Do you know what qualifications you need to become a teacher in Europe? Who benefits from education and training and who is left behind? Is the European Parliament a real actor in education and training?
The interactive infographic allows you to view graphs according to the variable that interests you most, or to find out more about individual Member States and compare them with others. Links to the original sources are provided, most of which were financed by the European Union as a means to obtain comprehensive data upon which to formulate its policies.
Denise Chircop is a policy analyst at the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) focusing on education, training, and youth. Previously, she worked for the European Economic and Social Committee and before that as a state school teacher and a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta. She graduated from the faculty of Education University of Malta and furthered her studies in Scienze dell’Educazione at the Universita degli Studi di Firenze.