Adult education and training in Europe: building inclusive pathways to skills and qualifications

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Author: Kocanova, Daniela; Noorani, Sogol; Baidak, Nathalie


This report focuses on adult education and training in Europe. It investigates current approaches to promoting lifelong learning, with a particular emphasis on policies and measures supporting adults with low levels of skills and qualifications to access learning opportunities. Starting with a range of quantitative indicators related to adult education and training (Chapter 1), the report examines national arrangements for coordinating adult learning policies and measures (Chapter 2). It then provides a cross-country overview of publicly subsidised programmes that seek to provide...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Lifelong learning; Workforce development; Participation; Pathways; Equity; Governance; Policy

Keywords: Education and training system; Adult education; Adult learning; Skill upgrading; Low skilled worker; Barrier; Attainment; Access to education and training; Career guidance; Recognition of prior learning; Educational indicator; Educational policy; Policy analysis; Financial aid; Funding

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2021

Physical description: 222 p.

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Series: Eurydice report

ISBN: 9789294846105; 9789294846099 (pdf)

Statement of responsibility: Daniela Kocanova (coordination) and Sogol Noorani, with the contribution of Nathalie Baidak

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 145.771

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