EAEA calls on the European Commission to
- evaluate national reform plans of EU Member States on the basis of their responding to the country-specific recommendations, especially also concerning the promotion of adult learning and education;
- ensure that key objectives are met during the implementation phase of the programmes;
- ensure that Member States involve civil society in all phases of the programme design and implementation.
EAEA calls on the EU Member States to
- ensure that their national reform plans tackle the issues highlighted in the country-specific recommendations of 2019 and 2020, especially the recommendations concerning the promotion of adult learning and education;
- use this unique opportunity to strengthen national and regional lifelong learning and adult education systems through coherent strategies and investment in the sector;
- involve civil society in decision-making processes on the national reform plans as well as in the implementation phase of the programmes;
- adopt a holistic approach to adult learning, in which formal and non-formal learning have their equal place and where “life skills” – including digital skills and sustainability skills/green skills – are central.
EAEA calls on its members to
- contact their national authorities (ministries or other decision-making bodies) to ensure that they are consulted on the preparation of the national recovery and resilience plans.
Text: EAEAPhotos: EAEA