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Cooperation with the EU Commission


Implementation of the EU Agenda for Adult Learning

The Council Resolution on a European Agenda for Adult Learning, adopted by the Education Council on 28 November 2011, concentrates on increasing participation among the low qualified and disadvantaged adults, with a focus on developing their basic skills.

The Agenda encourages the LLP participating countries to take concrete steps to enhance, intensify and coordinate policies to provide adult learning, in particular offering lower qualified adults a “second chance” to go “one step up” in their qualification level.

To facilitate liaison and effective implementation of the Agenda, the Lifelong Learning Programme Committee approved the allocation of a budget of 6 million EUR for a restricted call for proposals to support the activities of the national coordinators during the period 2012-2014.

Several EBSN members, that are also National Coordinators, had their application approved and initated their national projects to implement the European Agenda for Adult Learning  in 2012. The NCs have chosen different approaches  to raise awareness of adult learning at national level. You can read about what the projects have done so far by clicking on the countries listed below.

HR – Ministry of Science, Education and Sports

IE – Department of Education and Skills

LI – Adult Education Liechtenstein

LU – Ministry of Education and Vocational Training – Department of adult learning

NO – Vox, Norwegian Agency for Adult Learning

ES – Ministry of Education

MT – Directorate for Lifelong Learning

SI – SIAE, Slovenian Institute for Adult Education


SE – The Swedish National Agency for Education

Download the compendium for descriptions of the projects by country.

Useful links:

European Agenda for adult learning and recent policy developments