Report on the effort made to engage vulnerable young adults in education

The purpose of this cross-departmental study is to assess whether the Ministry of Employment and the Ministry of Children and Education have made a satisfactory effort to ensure that vulnerable young adults complete an education. The report answers the following questions:

  • Has the Ministry of Employment provided a framework for and followed up on the municipalities' statutory measures to prepare vulnerable young adults for education?
  • Has the Ministry of Children and Education and the vocational schools implemented the statutory measures that enable vulnerable young adults to complete an education?
  • Has the Ministry of Employment and the Ministry of Children and Education ensured that statutory information is exchanged between the municipalities and the vocational schools in order to keep the young adults in education?

It is Rigsrevisionen's assessment that the effort made by the Ministry of Employment and the Ministry of Children and Education to ensure that vulnerable young adults complete an education, has not been satisfactory. This increases the risk that the young adults do not obtain a qualification and a firm foothold in the labour market. Rigsrevisionen's study found that, in the period 2015 – 2019, only 15 % of 8,000 vulnerable young adults that started on a qualifying education in accordance with the obligation imposed on them by the municipalities, completed their education. Of the total group of 26,900 vulnerable young adults, who received financial support for education and started on a qualifying education in the same period, 34% completed their education either under the obligation imposed on them by the municipalities or at their own initiative.

Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in May 2019.

Last updated on 12 October 2020

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