Empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways - Volume 1: adult population with potential for upskilling and reskilling
This study is the first volume of Cedefop research on empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways.
The report on empowering adults suggets that upskilling and reskilling adults is a solution to digitalisation, ageing societies, transition to a green economy, and social inclusion issues that the EU currently faces.
The study estimates the magnitude of the low-skilled adult population according to a broader conceptualisation and also identifies different subgroups of adults most at risk of being low-skilled, by skill dimension.
"As 2020 approaches, and the EU is still far from attaining its benchmark of 15% adult participation in learning, our societies face multiple challenges: technological changes, including digitalisation and its consequences for the future of work; ageing societies; the need for the greening of the economy; and social inclusion. Europe must improve and maintain high-level skills and competences to remain competitive and innovative; skills are therefore essential, not only to access and progress in the labour market but also to achieve one’s full potential and play an active role in society."