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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



Irish Adult Learning policy and provision report

Language: EN

Posted by Laura Austen-Gray

The European Commission has recently published a new synthesis report 'Adult Learning policy and provision in the Member state of the EU'. It examins the current situation of national adult learning policies and systems across the EU-28. The report brings together findings fron a set of full country reports updated in 2017. Alongside the overall report, full country reports have been published for each member state. 


The full report for Ireland provides updates on adult learning in Ireland measures progress against the EU2020 targets and the EU average in the areas of:

  • employment;
  • participation in lifelong learning; and
  • attainment levels.


Alongside providing a Brief Overview of adult learning system and Adult Learning Policies, the report looks at Investment in adult learning systems in Ireland, assesses existing policy and identifies strengths and weaknesses of Irish adult education. 

Resource Author(s): 
Directorate-General for Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion; The European Commission
Publication Date:
Friday, 24 May, 2019
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Type of resource: 
Studies and Reports
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