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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

About the Adult Learning Policy Tool




The overall aim of this tool is to support Member States to formulate and implement effective adult learning policies, while making better use of the already existing evidence base. The tool features a high-level conceptual framework for adult learning policies that is designed to help national, regional and local policy makers implement and improve their policies.

It also provides access to a collection of quantitative and qualitative data to evaluate the comparative performance of countries. This interactive feature can assist in the monitoring of progress and relative performance in the area of adult learning.

This tool and its use contribute to key EU priorities for adult learning, including to ‘improve the knowledge base on adult learning and monitoring the adult learning sector’ (see the Council’s Resolution on a Renewed European Agenda for Adult Learning, 2011).

This tool was developed as part of a study to develop an-depth analysis of adult learning policies and their effectiveness. This study also informed the development of the analytical framework for the assessment of adult learning policies presented in this tool. This will support Member States in designing and implementing adult learning policies more effectively.

To access the full report, please click here (PDF file).

To access an executive summary in French, please click here (PDF file).

To access an executive summary in German, please click here (PDF file).