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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



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The study refers to the need of building the lifelong learning society by allowing people to acquire key competences and update their skills throughout their lives, in subjects of their own choice and at times and places of their convenience.
This study maps and analyses key data, the sources, the mechanisms of funding approaches and relevant recent developments.

Almost 70 million people in Europe have trouble reading, writing, making simple calculations or using a computer. The new Upskilling Pathways initiative will provide a fresh start to people in need of basic skills development through tailored learning offers and skills assessments to help them acquire a minimum level of literacy, numeracy and digital skills and/or a broader set of skills. Learn more about the Upskilling Pathways in the leaflet and find out how you can get involved.

The authors argue that the UK adult skills system is built on flawed assumptions and in the past, has not been responsive to industrial change. The current system favours supply-side boosts to improve skills levels of the population and thus support progression in increasingly competitive and unstable labour markets. In an effort to support adults, employers and communities to adapt to these changes and thus increase productivity, pay and enable progression, supply-side activites need to be complemented with initiatives to increase employer interest in workplace learning.

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