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European Network of Graduate Tracking

Based on the work and final recommendations of the European Commission expert group on graduate tracking (2018-2020), a European Network of Graduate Tracking has been created by the European Commission to support European Union (EU) Member States with the implementation of the Council Recommendation on tracking graduates.


The Network promotes the cooperation and mutual learning of countries participating in the European Graduate Tracking Initiative.

The Network fosters cooperation and co-creation, by

  • providing collaborative opportunities for peer learning in both the design and implementation of graduate tracking systems;
  • creating a forum for discussion and the analysis of European solutions and common approaches to collecting, collating and analysing graduate tracking data; and
  • bringing together expertise from a wide range of stakeholders to support those EU Member States which are developing and using administrative data and survey systems for graduate tracking.


The Network consists of

  • national graduate tracking reference points nominated by EU Member States and EEA countries
  • representatives from the European Commission – the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC), the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL), Eurostat, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP)
  • European-level stakeholders and social partners representing students, higher education and vocational education and training institutions, teachers and workers


A support service has been established by the European Commission to provide a set of services for the European Network of Graduate Tracking.

Each year, and as detailed in the annual work programmes, the support service organises a range of activities for and with the European Network of Graduate Tracking.

Activities include

  • an annual meeting of the network, discussing progress and outcomes, as well as the work programme and strategy for the next year(s)
  • peer learning activities on common challenges, for example on combining and linking administrative data and surveys, or on making effective use of graduate tracking data
  • thematic working group meetings, for example on preparing for the next higher education graduate survey or on tracking mobile graduate outcomes
  • webinars for a wider audience on good practices and common challenges in tracking graduate outcomes
  • a six-monthly network newsletter, updating on European and national developments

The network works on a voluntary basis and encourages its members to take ownership of the activities and decisions of the network.


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Get in touch

To find out more about the Network or the European graduate tracking initiative, get in touch with us by email at (support service) or