Transition from education to work in EU neighbouring countries

This publication summarises main outcomes of the ETF Innovation and Learning Project 'Transition from Education to Work' that was implemented in 2006-2007. The project aims at studying the link between education and work in a dynamic and integrated way. The main innovative element is the development of new conceptual approaches and analytical instruments for the ETF and its partner countries. The objective of the project was to develop two different tools to analyse the transition from education to work in ETF partner countries in order to better understand the links between education, training and labour market integration of young people. First, a conceptual and analytical framework on the topic of transition from education to work was developed and used for national reports on transition from education to work in Egypt, Serbia and Ukraine. This project builds on earlier work within the MEDA-ETE project implemented by the ETF whereby a thematic study on the transition from education to work in Europe was prepared based on discussions on the relevance of European experiences with a network of MEDA experts and policymakers. Secondly, a methodology for a school-leaver survey was developed and implemented in Serbia and Ukraine. This methodology takes as its starting point the ad hoc module on school-to-work transition within the framework of the European Labour Force Survey in 2000 and integrates key specific features of the EU neighbourhood where the ETF works.
This publication summarises main outcomes of the ETF Innovation and Learning Project 'Transition from Education to Work' that was implemented in 2006-2007. The project aims at studying the link between education and work in a dynamic and integrated way. The main innovative element is the development of new conceptual approaches and analytical instruments for the ETF and its partner countries. The objective of the project was to develop two different tools to analyse the transition from education to work in ETF partner countries in order to better understand the links between education, training and labour market integration of young people. First, a conceptual and analytical framework on the topic of transition from education to work was developed and used for national reports on transition from education to work in Egypt, Serbia and Ukraine. This project builds on earlier work within the MEDA-ETE project implemented by the ETF whereby a thematic study on the transition from education to work in Europe was prepared based on discussions on the relevance of European experiences with a network of MEDA experts and policymakers. Secondly, a methodology for a school-leaver survey was developed and implemented in Serbia and Ukraine. This methodology takes as its starting point the ad hoc module on school-to-work transition within the framework of the European Labour Force Survey in 2000 and integrates key specific features of the EU neighbourhood where the ETF works.