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.