Expert meeting: Analysing global trends in adult learning and education

  • Date: 5 December 2018 to 6 December 2018

Earlier this year, 160 countries completed an online survey, which has provided a comprehensive overview of the progress in adult learning and education (ALE) in UNESCO Member States.

Survey results served as the basis for preparing the 2019 Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 4). The second GRALE editorial meeting is taking place at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) in Hamburg, Germany, on 5 and 6 December 2018 to discuss the content of the report and its outcome.

The Report consists of two parts: The first summarizes Member States’ progress in implementing the Belém Framework for Action and the 2015 Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education. The second part of the report looks at participation, inclusion and equity in ALE in the participating countries.

The Global Report GRALE 4 will generate insights and recommendations to improve adult learning and education policies in the context of lifelong learning in UNESCO Member States. It will first be published in English and French and later on translated into the other UNESCO official languages.


  • Language of event: English