Education and training

The theme includes interventions aimed at promoting educational success and social inclusion as a way of contrasting early school leaving, actions to improve students’ learning and enhance excellence, as well as measures targeting school staff (such as training) and adult education programmes.


The evolution of the territorial context on this theme is represented by some statistical indicators available on Database of territorial indicators for development policies (ISTAT)

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NEET youth rate

In recent years, the percentage of young people aged 15 to 29 who are not employed nor included in education/training (NEET)in Italy has remained at high values: from 23.2% in 2018 to 19.0% in 2022.
In the 8 regions of Southern Italy in 2018 it was 33.6% and in 2022 it registered a value of 27.9%.

Total number of young people aged 15-29 not employed or in education/training as a percentage of the population in the corresponding age group (annual average)

Adults in lifelong learning

In recent years, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 who attend a course of study or vocational training in Italy grew from 8% in 2018 to 10% in 2022.
In the South regions in 2018 it was 5.9% and in 2022 it reached 7.8%.

Population aged 25-64 attending a study or vocational training course as a percentage of the population of the corresponding age group

Since 2007 up to today, the value of projects monitored and supported by cohesion policies for Education and training has exceeded 18 billion euros, out of which over 9 billion concern projects financed in the 2014-2020 programming period.

397,516 Funded projects
€ 18.4 billion Public fundings
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Find out which programmes cohesion policy is financing in order to contribute to this theme.

Discover which evaluation researches on this theme are available and analyze the results.