On 15–16 October in Budapest, Hungary, EPALE organised a pan-European conference with the slogan “Growing together: fostering an inspiring adult learning community”. The adult learning event gathered over 230 national government representatives, EPALE members, European stakeholders and representatives from the European Commission.
One of the aims of the event was to gather participants’ views on how the European Agenda for Adult Learning and the EU programmes in this field could evolve after 2020. With that aim, NSS representatives with their selected delegates were expected to work to prepare some thoughts and recommendations on the future of adult learning policy at the European level. That was an opportunity for the national perspective to feed into the conference. The national perspectives were presented in the poster’s format and further on captured in the final conference report.
The aim of the present article is to highlight the national perspectives of Lithuania and neighbourhood countries Latvia and Poland. Despite national diversities, a cursory glance at contemporary processes in adult education across European states brings to light many common or similar characteristics in systems and mechanisms. Moreover, comparative perspective of countries’ experience and expertise is beneficial for improving of the quality of adult education.
Countries had to prepare recommendations under three key topics: policy issues; area of focus within adult learning and lessons learnt within adult learning sector. Major conclusions are summarized in the paperr prepared on the background of poster presentations for EPALE pan-European conference.