Between 2005 and 2015, the percentage of early school leavers in the EU decreased by some 30 %. However, during 2016, progress towards meeting the EU target has slowed and currently stands at an average of 11 % (figure 4), although this figure is much higher in the case of foreign-born students (19 %).
Figure 4 – Early leavers from education and training (age 18-24)
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