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Commission Regulation (EU) No 317/2013 of 8 April 2013 amending the Annexes to Regulations (EC) No 1983/2003, (EC) No 1738/2005, (EC) No 698/2006, (EC) No 377/2008 and (EU) No 823/2010 as regards the International Standard Classification of Education Text with EEA relevance

OJ L 99, 9.4.2013, p. 1–10 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
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Official Journal of the European Union

L 99/1


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 317/2013

of 8 April 2013

amending the Annexes to Regulations (EC) No 1983/2003, (EC) No 1738/2005, (EC) No 698/2006, (EC) No 377/2008 and (EU) No 823/2010 as regards the International Standard Classification of Education

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1177/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 June 2003 concerning Community statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) (1), and in particular Article 15 thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 530/1999 of 9 March 1999 concerning structural statistics on earnings and on labour costs (2), and in particular Article 11 thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 of 9 March 1998 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community (3), and in particular Article 4 thereof,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning (4), and in particular Article 6(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The introduction of an updated classification system is central to the Commission’s ongoing efforts to maintain the relevance of European statistics, by taking into account developments and changes in the area of education.

(2)

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has revised the version of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) used hitherto (ISCED 1997) with the aim of ensuring that it is consistent with developments in the policies and structures of education and training.

(3)

The international comparability of educational statistics requires that the Member States and the Union institutions use classifications of education which are compatible with the revised International Standard Classification of Education ISCED 2011 (hereinafter referred to as ‘ISCED 2011’), as adopted by the Unesco Member States at their 36th General Conference in November 2011.

(4)

The establishment of a revised International Standard Classification of Education makes it necessary to amend various references to ISCED, ISCED 97 and ISCED 1997 as well as to amend a number of relevant instruments.

(5)

It is therefore necessary to amend accordingly the following Regulations: Commission Regulation (EC) No 1983/2003 of 7 November 2003 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1177/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning Community statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) as regards the list of target primary variables (5); Commission Regulation (EC) No 1738/2005 of 21 October 2005 amending Regulation (EC) No 1916/2000 as regards the definition and transmission of information on the structure of earnings (6); Commission Regulation (EC) No 698/2006 of 5 May 2006 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 530/1999 as regards quality evaluation of structural statistics on labour costs and earnings (7); Commission Regulation (EC) No 377/2008 of 25 April 2008 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community as regards the codification to be used for data transmission from 2009 onwards, the use of a subsample for the collection of data on structural variables and the definition of the reference quarters (8); Commission Regulation (EU) No 823/2010 of 17 September 2010 implementing Regulation (EC) No 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning, as regards statistics on the participation of adults in lifelong learning (9).

(6)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the European Statistical System Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Amendment to Regulation (EC) No 1983/2003

Footnote No 19 in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1983/2003 is replaced by the following:

‘ISCED 2011: International standard classification of education 2011.’.

Article 2

Amendment to Regulation (EC) No 1738/2005

Regulation (EC) No 1738/2005 is amended as follows:

(1)

‘ISCED 97’is replaced by ‘ISCED 2011’ throughout the Annexes;

(2)

variable 2.5 of Annex I is replaced by the following:

Educational attainment level (ISCED 2011)’;

(3)

variable 2.5 of Annex II is replaced by the following:

Educational attainment level (ISCED 2011)

This variable concerns the highest level of education successfully completed, which the employee has received according to the International Standard Classification of Education, 2011 version (ISCED 2011). The expression “level successfully completed” must be associated with obtaining a certificate or a diploma, when there is certification. In cases where there is no certification, successful completion must be associated with full attendance.

Groups of codes to be used are defined in the Implementing Arrangements of the SES survey.’.

Article 3

Amendment to Regulation (EC) No 698/2006

Regulation (EC) No 698/2006 is amended as follows:

In Section 2.1(2) of the Annex, the reference to ‘level of education (ISCED 0 to 6)’ is replaced by ‘Educational attainment level (ISCED 2011 levels 0 to 8)’.

Article 4

Amendment to Regulation (EC) No 377/2008

Regulation (EC) No 377/2008 is amended as follows:

Annex III is amended in accordance with Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 5

Amendment to Regulation (EU) No 823/2010

Regulation (EU) No 823/2010 is amended as follows:

Annexes I and II are amended in accordance with Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 6

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply as from the reference year starting on 1 January 2014.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 8 April 2013.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 165, 3.7.2003, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 63, 12.3.1999, p. 10.

(3)  OJ L 77, 14.3.1998, p. 3.

(4)  OJ L 145, 4.6.2008, p. 227.

(5)  OJ L 298, 17.11.2003, p. 34.

(6)  OJ L 279, 22.10.2005, p. 32.

(7)  OJ L 121, 6.5.2006, p. 30.

(8)  OJ L 114, 26.4.2008, p. 57.

(9)  OJ L 246, 18.9.2010, p. 33.


ANNEX I

Amendment to Regulation (EC) No 377/2008

(1)

In Annex III the instructions for the codification of the variables ‘HATLEVEL’, ‘HATFIELD’, and ‘HATYEAR’ shall be replaced by the following:

Name

Column

Periodicity

Code

Description

Filter/Remarks

‘HATLEVEL

197/199

QUARTERLY

 

Educational attainment level  (1)

Everybody aged 15 years or more

000

No formal education or below ISCED 1

100

ISCED 1

200

ISCED 2 (incl. ISCED 3 programmes of duration less than 2 years)

302

ISCED 3 programme duration of 2 years and more, sequential (i.e. access to next ISCED 3 programme only)

303

ISCED 3 programme duration of 2 years and more, terminal or access to ISCED 4 only

304

ISCED 3 with access to ISCED 5, 6 or 7

300

ISCED 3 programme of duration of 2 years and more, without possible distinction of access to other ISCED levels

400

ISCED 4

500

ISCED 5

600

ISCED 6

700

ISCED 7

800

ISCED 8

999

Not applicable (child less than 15 years)

blank

No answer

HATYEAR

200/203

YEARLY

 

Year when this level was successfully completed

HATLEVEL = 100-800

The four digits of year when highest level of education was successfully completed are entered

9999

Not applicable (HATLEVEL ≠ 100 to 800)

blank

No answer

HATVOC

204

QUARTERLY

 

Orientation of this level

HATLEVEL = 300 to 400 and

1

General

(15 ≤ AGE ≤ 34 or

2

Vocational

(AGE > 34 and REFYEAR – HATYEAR ≤ 15))

9

Not applicable (HATLEVEL ≠ 300 to 400 or (AGE > 34 and REFYEAR – HATYEAR > 15))

 

blank

No answer

 

HATFIELD

205/208

YEARLY

 

Field of this level

HATLEVEL = 300 to 800 and

0000-9998

Level 1 of the classification of fields of education and training  (2)

(15 ≤ AGE ≤ 34 or

9999

Not applicable (HATLEVEL ≠ 300 to 800 or (AGE > 34 and REFYEAR – HATYEAR > 15))

(AGE > 34 and REFYEAR – HATYEAR ≤ 15))

blank

No answer

 

(2)

In Annex III the variable ‘EDUCFILD’ and the instructions for the codification of the variable ‘EDUCLEVL’ shall be replaced by the following:

Name

Column

Periodicity

Code

Description

Filter/Remarks

‘EDUCLEVL

209

QUARTERLY

 

Level of this education  (3)

EDUCSTAT = 1 or 3

1

ISCED 1

2

ISCED 2

3

ISCED 3

4

ISCED 4

5

ISCED 5

6

ISCED 6

7

ISCED 7

8

ISCED 8

9

Not applicable (EDUCSTAT ≠ 1 or 3)

blank

No answer

EDUCVOC

210

QUARTERLY

 

Orientation of this education

EDUCLEVL = 3 to 4

1

General

2

Vocational

9

Not applicable (EDUCLEVL ≠ 3 to 4)

blank

No answer


(1)  Highest level of education successfully completed as defined by ISCED 2011, coding based on ISCED mappings to be delivered to Eurostat.

(2)  Or subdivisions of the classification of fields of education and training.’

(3)  Coding based on ISCED mappings to be delivered to Eurostat.’


ANNEX II

Amendment to Regulation (EU) No 823/2010

(1)

In Annex I the instructions for the codification of the variables ‘HATLEVEL’, ‘HATFIELD’, ‘HATYEAR’, ‘HATVOC’, ‘HATOTHER’, ‘HATOTHER_LEVEL’, ‘HATOTHER_VOC’, ‘HATOTHER_FIELD’, ‘HATCOMP’ and ‘HATCOMPHIGH’ shall be replaced by the following:

Variable name and status

Code

Description

Filter

HATLEVEL

 

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT LEVEL

(Highest level of education successfully completed as defined by ISCED 2011, coding based on ISCED mappings to be delivered to Eurostat)

Everybody

 

000

No formal education or below ISCED 1

 

 

100

ISCED 1

 

 

200

ISCED 2 (incl. ISCED 3 programmes of duration less than 2 years)

 

 

302

ISCED 3 programme duration of 2 years and more, sequential (i.e. access to next ISCED 3 programme only)

 

 

303

ISCED 3 programme duration of 2 years and more, terminal or access to ISCED 4 only

 

 

304

ISCED 3 with access to ISCED 5, 6 or 7

 

 

300

ISCED 3 programme of duration of 2 years and more, without possible distinction of access to other ISCED levels

 

 

400

ISCED 4

 

 

500

ISCED 5

 

 

600

ISCED 6

 

 

700

ISCED 7

 

 

800

ISCED 8

 

 

– 1

No answer

 

HATFIELD

 

FIELD OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

HATLEVEL = 300 to 800

0000-9998

Level 1 of the classification of fields of education and training (1)

(1) or subdivisions of the classification of fields of education and training, details provided in the Adult Education Survey Manual referred to in Article 6

 

– 1

No answer

 

 

– 2

Not applicable (HATLEVEL ≠ 300 to 800)

 

HATYEAR

 

YEAR WHEN HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION WAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

HATLEVEL ≠ 000, – 1

 

four digits

The four digits of the year when highest level of education or training was successfully completed are entered

 

 

– 1

No answer

 

 

– 2

Not applicable (HATLEVEL = 000, – 1)

 

HATVOC

 

ORIENTATION OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

HATLEVEL = 300 to 400 and (REFYEAR – HATYEAR) ≤ 20

 

1

General education

 

 

2

Vocational education

 

 

– 1

No answer

 

 

– 2

Not applicable (HATLEVEL ≠ 300 to 400 or (REFYEAR – HATYEAR) > 20

 

HATOTHER

(optional)

 

OTHER FORMAL EDUCATION OR TRAINING SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED IN ANOTHER FIELD THAN “HATLEVEL”

HATLEVEL = 300 to 800 and (REFYEAR – HATYEAR) ≤ 20

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

 

– 1

No answer

 

 

– 2

Not applicable (HATLEVEL ≠ 300 to 800 or (REFYEAR – HATYEAR) > 20

 

HATOTHER_LEVEL

(optional)

 

Level of the formal education programme

HATOTHER = 1

 

300-800

Coded as HATLEVEL

 

 

– 1

No answer

 

 

– 2

Not applicable (HATOTHER ≠ 1)

 

HATOTHER_VOC

(optional)

 

Orientation of the formal education programme

HATOTHER = 1 and HATOTHER_LEVEL = 300 to 400

 

1-2

Coded as HATVOC

 

 

– 1

No answer

 

 

– 2

Not applicable (HATOTHER ≠ 1 or HATOTHER_LEVEL ≠ 300 to 400)

 

HATOTHER_FIELD

(optional)

 

Field of the formal education programme

HATOTHER = 1 and HATOTHER_LEVEL = 300 to 800

 

0000-9998

Coded as HATFIELD

 

 

– 1

No answer

 

 

– 2

Not applicable (HATOTHER ≠ 1 or HATOTHER_LEVEL ≠ 300 to 800)

 

HATCOMP

(optional)

 

PROCEDURE OF RECOGNITION OF SKILLS and COMPETENCES UNDERTAKEN

Everybody

 

1

Yes, certification obtained

 

 

2

Yes, procedure ongoing

 

 

3

No

 

 

– 1

No answer

 

HATCOMPHIGH

(optional)

 

RECOGNITION OF SKILLS and COMPETENCES ALLOWS ACCESS TO A higher formal education programme than the level mentioned in “HATLEVEL”

HATCOMP = 1,2 and HATLEVEL ≠ 000, – 1

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

 

– 1

No answer

 

 

– 2

Not applicable (HATCOMP ≠ 1,2 or HATLEVEL = 000, – 1)

 

(2)

In Annex I the instructions for the codification of the variables ‘DROPHIGH’, ‘DROPLEVEL’ and ‘DROPVOC’ shall be replaced by the following:

Variable name and status

Code

Description

Filter

DROPHIGH

 

FORMAL education ABANDONED, higher than the level mentioned in “HATLEVEL” but NOT COMPLETED

HATLEVEL ≠ 000, – 1 and (REFYEAR – HATYEAR) ≤ 20

 

1

Yes

 

 

2

No

 

 

– 1

No answer

 

 

– 2

Not applicable (HATLEVEL = 000, – 1 or (REFYEAR – HATYEAR) > 20)

 

DROPLEVEL

 

Level of the FORMAL education not completed (as defined by ISCED 2011)

DROPHIGH = 1

 

200

ISCED 2 (incl. ISCED 3 programmes of duration less than 2 years)

 

 

302

ISCED 3 programme duration of 2 years and more, sequential (i.e. access to next ISCED 3 programme only)

 

 

303

ISCED 3 programme duration of 2 years and more, terminal or access to ISCED 4 only

 

 

304

ISCED 3 with access to ISCED 5, 6 or 7

 

 

300

ISCED 3 programme of duration of 2 years and more, without possible distinction of access to other ISCED levels

 

 

400

ISCED 4

 

 

500

ISCED 5

 

 

600

ISCED 6

 

 

700

ISCED 7

 

 

800

ISCED 8

 

 

– 1

No answer

 

 

– 2

Not applicable (DROPHIGH ≠ 1)

 

DROPVOC

(optional)

 

Orientation of the FORMAL education not completed

DROPLEVEL = 300 to 400 and (REFYEAR – HATYEAR) ≤ 20

 

1

General education

 

 

2

Vocational education

 

 

– 1

No answer

 

 

– 2

Not applicable (DROPLEVEL ≠ 300 to 400 or (REFYEAR – HATYEAR) > 20

 

(3)

In Annex I the instructions for the codification of the variables ‘FEDLEVEL’, ‘FEDFIELD’ and ‘FEDVOC’ shall be replaced by the following:

Variable name and status

Code

Description

Filter

FEDLEVEL

 

Level of the most recent FORMAL education activity (as defined by ISCED 2011)

FEDNUM ≥ 1

 

100

ISCED 1

 

 

200

ISCED 2 (incl. ISCED 3 programmes of duration less than 2 years)

 

 

302

ISCED 3 programme duration of 2 years and more, sequential (i.e. access to next ISCED 3 programme only)

 

 

303

ISCED 3 programme duration of 2 years and more, terminal or access to ISCED 4 only

 

 

304

ISCED 3 with access to ISCED 5, 6 or 7

 

 

300

ISCED 3 programme of duration of 2 years and more, without possible distinction of access to other ISCED levels

 

 

400

ISCED 4

 

 

500

ISCED 5

 

 

600

ISCED 6

 

 

700

ISCED 7

 

 

800

ISCED 8

 

 

– 2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0)

 

FEDFIELD

 

Field of the most recent FORMAL education activity

FEDNUM ≥ 1 and FEDLEVEL = 300 to 800

0000-9998

Level 1 of the classification of fields of education and training (1)

(1) or subdivisions of the classification of fields of education and training, details provided in the Adult Education Survey Manual referred to in Article 6

 

– 1

No answer

 

 

– 2

Not applicable (FEDNUM = 0 or FEDLEVEL ≠ 300 to 800

 

FEDVOC

 

Orientation of the most recent FORMAL education activity

FEDLEVEL = 300 to 400

 

1

General education

 

 

2

Vocational education

 

 

– 1

No answer

 

 

– 2

Not applicable (FEDLEVEL ≠ 300 to 400)

 

(4)

In Annex II, ‘sample and precision requirements’, in paragraph 3, the indicator ‘participation rate (%) in non-formal education and training by highly educated persons (ISCED level 5-6)’ shall be replaced by ‘participation rate (%) in non-formal education and training by highly educated persons (ISCED levels 5-8)’.


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