The ET2020 Working Group on adult learning was established in 2013 as one of six thematic working groups that support Member States in furthering policy development. Its mandate was to support mutual policy learning and develop policy recommendations on:
- addressing adult basic skills;
- promoting the use of new technologies and Open Educational Resources (OER) in adult learning, and
- enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency and coherence of adult learning policies.
33 Member States, other participating countries, social partners and stakeholder groups nominated an adult learning Expert to the group, which started its work in march 2014 and has met in Brussels nine times.
The Group has closely with the contractor for the Commission's study on "Adult learning policies and their effectiveness in Europe", guiding and commenting on the study, the analytical framework and the prototype web tool that will help countries self-assess the effectiveness of their adult learning policies. The Group has also followed and contributed to the study on "Adult learners in digital learning environments".
This report presents the Group's finding and recommendations. The members of the group , nominated by their national authorities, are all listed in Annex 1.