Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Education from the Perspective of the Europe 2020 Strategy: the Case of Southern Countries of the European Union
Issue: Vol. 9, No 2, 2016
Published date: 06-2016 (print) / 06-2016 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Emília Duľová Spišáková
Barbora Gontkovičová
Zuzana Hajduová
Keywords: early leavers from education, education, Europe 2020, target, tertiary educational attainment
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-2/18
Index PUBMS: 93fec8a4-0281-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 266-278 (13)
JEL classification: I24, I25, O15

Europe 2020 is the growth strategy of European Union for the coming decade. Education is one of the objectives of this strategy. Its fulfillment is quantified through two indicators, namely the rate of early school leavers and population with tertiary education. The aim of this paper is to analyse and assess the level of achievement of these two sub-objectives in the Member States in 2014, with the emphasis on the southern countries of the European Union as well as to estimate the the degree of fulfillment, respectively failure of the target values until the year 2020.