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CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review 2017 - The status of adult learning and education in Europe and North America - regional report

  • October 2017

Europe and North America: Increased levels of participation

The CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review in Suwon, Republic of Korea, in October 2017, took stock of the progress made by Member States over the past eight years, and looked ahead to the fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE IV), due to be published in 2019. The report on Europe and North America, one of five produced for the Mid-Term Review in cooperation with the International Council of Adult Education (ICAE), examines the advancement of adult learning and education (ALE) in the region. It also looks at how key policy agreements and frameworks have contributed to this progress, provides recommendations in advance of CONFINTEA VII in 2021, and highlights trends in the field of ALE based on but not restricted to the findings of GRALE III.

Despite the financial and economic crisis in 2008, 36 countries in the region have pursued new ALE policies since 2009. In Europe, several countries have allied their policies with the priorities of the Renewed European Agenda for Adult Learning (2011). However, the report highlights the need for a more integrated approach in ALE policy-making, and gives several recommendations for the five areas of action identified by the BFA and the 2015 Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education: policy; governance; financing; participation, inclusion and equity; and quality, together with enhanced international cooperation.

One of the key accomplishments for the region is the increased levels of participation in ALE programmes and the enhancement of the international cooperation among the related stakeholders. These are summarized in a selection of best-practice examples taken from the region.

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CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review 2017 - The status of adult learning and education in Europe and North America - regional report

  • Author/Editor: UIL
  • CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review 2017 - The status of adult learning and education in Europe and North America - regional report
  • UIL, 2017
  • ISBN
    978-92-820-1219-2
  • Available in: English