The Horizon 2020 Twinning project EdEN marks the start of an enhanced cooperation in the field of education economics between three top ranked economics of education research groups in EU-15 countries – KU Leuven, U Maastricht and Politecnico di Milano – and the CERSHAS. Education economics is one of the most important applied economics fields that provide direct evidence to policy makers on educational issues.
Improved connection between MBO and HBO
Annually, 17% of the secondary vocational education students (mbo students) drop out during or right after the first year at an institute for higher professional education (hbo). In comparison, 6% of the pre-higher professional education students (havo students) and 3% of the pre-university students (vwo students) drop out after the first year