European Union Member States organise their education and training systems according to common levels.
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Early childhood education and care
Early childhood education and care refers to any regulated arrangement that provides education and care for children from birth to compulsory primary school age.
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The EU works with its Member States to support the development of quality national school education systems and promote collaboration on issues of shared concern.
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The EU cooperates with higher education institutions and Member States to accelerate the transformation of an open and inclusive higher education system in Europe.
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Vocational education and training
Vocational education and training prepares people for work and develops citizens skills to remain employable and respond to the needs of the economy.
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Adult learning refers to a range of formal and informal learning activities, both general and vocational, undertaken by adults after leaving initial education and training.
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