Youth in European Institutions

80% of graduates in the field of education are women

2017.07.10

Almost 5 million tertiary education students graduated in the European Union (EU) in 2015: 58% were women and 42% men. According to Eurostat, male dominated fields are 'Information and Communication Technologies' (where men account ...

Calling all lawyers and economists experts in robotics

2017.06.30

Robots are already among us. But technology has moved faster than European politics. To close this gap, young professionals are needed who are able to make this new realty an integral part of EU legislation. ...

How many upper secondary school pupils graduates in the EU

2017.06.29

Almost five million upper secondary school pupils in the EU received their education diplomas in 2015. Slightly more than half (51%) graduated from vocational programmes, and 49% - from general education programmes. While more ...

How many people commit suicide in Europe?

2017.05.17

Out of the 4.9 million deaths reported in the European Union (EU) in 2014, 58 000 (1.2%) were due to intentional self-harm. Almost 8 in 10 suicides (77%) were committed by men and about ...

Some considerations about the homework debate

2017.05.04

15-year old pupils spend on average 17 hours per week on activities such as homework, additional instruction and private study. Data from the Eurydice publication on instruction time tells us that the average length ...

How many Europeans had a temporary contract in 2016?

2017.05.02

26.4 million employees aged 15 to 64 in the European Union had a temporary contract in 2016. This represents 14.2% of all employees in the EU. This proportion was slightly higher for women (14.7%) ...

Girls and women under-represented in ICT

2017.04.26

About 1.4 million people were studying Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the European Union (EU) in 2015. Girls were largely in a minority, accounting for only 17% of all ICT students. Across the ...