The study was published by the European Commission earlier this week.
19.11.2015

The Commission publishes an in-depth analysis of adult learning policies and their effectiveness in Europe

The new study published by the European Commission concludes that adult learning policy could be made significantly more effective through a more systematic collection of data, and a more rigorous approach to evaluation to enable Member States’ policy actions to be monitored against their objectives.

Key findings of the study include:

  • A systemic review of the latest evidence confirms the significant benefits that adult learning brings to individuals, companies and society;
  • However, the statistical evidence shows that these benefits are not accessible to a very large number of adults who do not undertake any learning;
  • The study found that policies to ensure access to learning are often not in place or not sufficient to make a systemic impact;
  • The study has identified a number of policy actions that are proven to be effective in increasing adult participation in learning;
  • At the same time, Member States lack sufficient policy monitoring systems to ensure that the policy actions that are implemented achieve their intended impact;
  • The study thus proposes an analytical framework: a template that can assist policymakers in analysing their adult learning policies.

The publication is freely available on the website of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

Text: Via European CommissionPhotos: EC - Audiovisual Service / Lambiotte Christian

13.10.2021 Democracy

EAEA awarded digitalisation and democracy in adult education

MEDIA RELEASE. The 18th annual Grundtvig Awards were given to #GEMMA and DIGIT-AL. Both initiatives have made great contributions in building digital citizenship and promoting democracy.

01.10.2021 advocacy

EAEA has opened its annual country reports survey

EAEA has opened its annual country reports survey. The country reports, published on the country reports website since 2019, inform all ALE stakeholders about innovations and challenges in our sector and have become a key document for our advocacy. Our members are invited to complete this year's survey by 22 October. The 2021 country reports will be published at the end of the year.

30.09.2021 policy

The power of Bildung

EAEA's Bildung project has launched its very first project result, providing a comprehensive overview on why we need Bildung-based approach in adult learning and education. This publication is the first part of a six-issue series exploring Bildung and different thematic topics.