Where: Brussels, Belgium
Topic: Culture, education and youth
Organiser: European Commission
Education at a Glance 2012 provides up-to-date statistical data on education and training in 34 OECD countries and key partner countries, including 21 European Union countries. This annual publication enables policy-makers in European and non-European countries to compare how they deliver education and training, and to draw conclusions for future policy.
The report provides key information on the state of play in education across Europe, including the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in education as well as data on the learning environment and organisation of schools.
New indicators focus on the effect of the global economic crisis on education expenditure and the impact of education on macroeconomic outcomes, such as GDP. The report also covers topics such as early childhood education systems, intergenerational mobility in higher education, factors that influence education spending, career expectations among 15-year-olds, the makeup of the teaching force and the impact of examinations on access to secondary and higher education.
The report features data on education from the 34 OECD member countries. These include 21 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), 4 other European countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey), and 9 non-European countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, United States). Furthermore, data is presented for Brazil, the Russian Federation, and – in some cases – Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.
The 6 EU Member States that are not OECD member countries and therefore not covered in the report are Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta and Romania.
The report will be presented by Andreas Schleicher, Deputy Director for Education at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and Xavier Prats Monné, Deputy Director General at the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture.
11h00: On-the-record technical briefing in the Jenkins room, Charlemagne Building, Brussels.