To manage its ‘twin transitions’ to an economy and society that is green and digital, Europe needs high-quality human capital; not a small elite, but a well-trained general workforce, whose skills at all levels are constantly updated, upgraded and used.
Well-functioning and coordinated continuing vocational education and training (CVET) systems accessible to all Europeans are essential to developing such a workforce and to empowering people to manage ever more complex and unpredictable working lives. If people can shape their futures, they can transform economies and societies. Cedefop’s first opinion survey examined Europeans’ views about initial VET compared to general education. This second survey explores what adults living in the European Union (EU), Iceland and Norway think about adult learning and CVET, given that image and perceptions influence action