Recognition of higher education graduates' competences on European labour markets
The number of students attending higher education institutions has more than doubled in Europe during the last twenty-five years. The resulting flow of graduates on the labour market may justify the doubts expressed about these young people's career prospects, given the present economic and social trends. In this context, the European Union has opted for increasing the level of education, and the wager seems to have paid off. In a survey conducted in fifteen European countries, it was established that the graduates questioned quickly obtained long-lasting employment and that they were satisfied on the whole with their occupational situation.