Regulation (EC) No 1552/2005 has created a legal act for the European Continuing Vocational Training Survey (CVTS), which is compulsory for all EU Member States. The CVTS is a sample survey among enterprises that is designed in five-year cycles.
The survey focuses on recording in-house and external continuing vocational training courses, whereby the focus of interest is on the number of participants, the number of course hours and the costs incurred by the companies.
The CVTS covers enterprises with at least ten employees in the manufacturing and service sector (NACE sectors B to N as well as R and S). The target population in Austria consists of around 40 000 enterprises.