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Adult education and lifelong learning

The Eurydice Network produces a range of documents related to adult education and lifelong learning, including comparative thematic studies, the Key Data series (statistics, data and indicators), and Facts and Figures (structures and key features of education systems in Europe):

Adult Education and Training in Europe: Widening Access to Learning Opportunities (2015)

Adults in Formal Education: Policies and Practices in Europe (2011)

Description of national education systems – the European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems contains a topic on adult education and training.

Vocational education and training (VET) is covered by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) through ReferNet, a decentralised information exchange. ReferNet activities are focused on documentation and information exchange on developments in VET policy and research across the European Union. ECCTIS Ltd is the coordinator of UK ReferNet.

Last updated May 2017