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The devastating effects of the war in Ukraine have forced millions of Ukrainian citizens to flee their country. Like other European countries, the Netherlands have welcomed large numbers of Ukrainian refugees. Since the war broke out on 24 February, approximately 60 000 Ukrainians have arrived in the Netherlands. As for all children in the Netherlands, school is compulsory for refugee children between the ages of 5 and 18. Most children and adolescents arriving from Ukraine enrol into primary or secondary education. However, the number of Ukrainian refugees in Dutch VET has been relatively low. and there are no newer figures available since the war started. Would you like to read more about the Ukrainian reguees in Dutch education?

Read more on the website of Cedefop: Netherlands: low number of Ukrainian refugees in Dutch VET | CEDEFOP (

On the Cedefop website you will also find news items from other countries about Ukrainian refugees in vocational education.

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