The third cycle of European Agenda for Adult Learning for the period from 2017 to the end of 2019 has begun.
Over the past few years, since 2009, much has been done when it comes to raising awareness of the importance of establishing the system of adult learning in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Almost every canton in Federation BiH and Republic of Srpska has settled their legislative systems. However, the number of low qualified and under qualified, unemployed and those adults whose education level is below level IV, according to the EQF (European Qualifications Framework), is still large. Therefore, adult education is of a particular social interest and represents a high social priority and potential for starting important economic and social processes.
So, the upgrading of basic skills of adults - a model of adult-oriented life skills, basic literacy skills, social and civic skills and entrepreneurial skills can be considered as a priority. The goal set for the period from 2017 to the end of 2019 is working on a model for adult training in basic skills, basic literacy skills, social and civic skills and entrepreneurial skills. Thereafter, raising the awareness of the authorities about the need for a model of adult-oriented life skills training and the need for short-term vocational training programmes to help low qualified and unemployed adults in job hunting represent the goals for the foreseen period.