Major EU reports calls for better connecting education with work

A study has investigated the problem of early school leaving (ESL).It found one in seven young Europeans leaves the education system without the skills or the qualifications necessary to make a successful transition to the labour market.

The UK is one of eight countries (along with Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania) in 2009 which had higher ESL rates than the European average (14.4 %). The report makes a range of recommendations.

Read the full Reducing Early School Leaving in the EU report.