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Key data on education in Europe 2012. Eurydice, European Commission, Brussels, 2012. ISBN: 978-92-9201-242-7. Pages: 212.
The Key data on education in Europe report is published biannually by the Eurydice network. Released jointly with Eurostat, the 2012 iteration of the report provides a set of standardised and comparable quantitative and qualitative indicators on the organisation and functioning of European education systems. Structurally and in terms of the indicators examined, this eighth edition of the report is in line with the European Strategic Framework for Education and Training (‘ET 2020’) and EU’s strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth (‘EU 2020’), given that it helps to monitor the related implementation progress. Specifically, this publication examines the areas of particular importance for European cooperation, such as participation in compulsory education, tertiary education attainment and transition to the labour market, investment in education and quality assurance. The report also explores how countries respond to common challenges in education. With regard to higher education, the following trends are specifically highlighted in the text: