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EACEA National Policies Platform


6. Education and Training

6.10 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 29 March 2022
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  1. Forthcoming policy developments
  2. Ongoing debates

Forthcoming policy developments

The government plans to extend compulsory education from 16 to 18 years of age. The extension is expected to help to further reduce the school dropout rate and ensure a better integration of young people into the professional world. This measure will be accompanied by the establishment of alternative training offers. The law will probably be adopted by the end of 2022 but will not come into force until three years after the publication of the law.

Ongoing debates

There is a broad political and public debate in Luxembourg on the current challenges and further developments of the educational system. The main issues are:

  • Promotion of the quality of education
  • Strengthening of the linkage between formal and non-formal education, dealing with ethnic and linguistic diversity
  • Prevention of school failure and dropout
  • Digitalization in schooling.