This module provides an overview of the lifelong learning strategy and adult education in Estonia.
The changing labour market requires everyone to participate in continuous training.
Adult participation in education and training is more than 1.24 times higher in Estonia than the EU average, and has been so for the last 5 years. In Estonia, adult participation in education and training among individuals 25–64 years old was 15.7% in 2016, compared to the average rate of 10.8% in Europe. According to the national reform programme “Estonia 2020”, the objective is to raise this indicator to 20%.
During the past few years, several programmes have been implemented in Estonia to support participation in lifelong learning, to raise the qualifications of the unemployed and to promote adult education.
In this module you will:
- learn about LLL – Lifelong Learning strategy 2020 – and how we see it;
- hear an overview of the current situation and challenges in adult education;
- get acquainted with the results of PIAAC study (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) and what we learned;
- find out about support measures for adult learners: lifelong guidance, learning opportunities in formal (general, vocational and higher education) and non-formal education;
- see how European Structural Funds are used to promote LLL.
Duration: 1.5 hrs