Education and Lifelong Learning Watch 2015 | Romania

Romania faces several challenges in the area of education: the early school leaving rate remains well above the EU average; the availability and access of early childhood education and care services is limited, especially in rural areas and for the Roma community; participation in lifelong learning remains far below the EU average; the quality and labour market relevance of higher education is inadequate; and the tertiary attainment rate remains the second lowest in the Union.


  • Increase the provision and quality of early childhood education and care, in particular for Roma;
  • Take action to implement the national strategy to reduce early school leaving and the lifelong learning national strategy;
  • Complete and improve the quality of lifelong learning (particularly for certain socio-economical groups);
  • Improve the development of sectoral Committees in non-formal and informal learning.