In 1992 the UN announced 3 December as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Day’s 2016 theme is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want” which notes the adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG’s role is to make the world more inclusive and equitable for persons with disabilities.
In the EU the participation of disabled adults in education and training is less than 10%. This varies greatly from over 30% in Sweden to less than 5% in Romania. In many countries the number of disabled people taking part in lifelong learning is significantly lower than that of non-disabled participants. Here at EPALE we appreciate the benefits of adult learning for persons with disabilities, and the importance of building a more inclusive and fairer society for them.
We have gathered content from across Europe which illustrates the different ways in which adult learning can help people with disabilities. To find interesting articles and useful resources on the topic visit our thematic page Persons with disabilities.