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Migrant integration – adult learning rates

26/07/2018

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In 2017, 11.1% of adult migrants (aged 25-54) who were born in another EU Member State took part in education or training courses in their new country of residence. This rate was lower than the education or training participation rate recorded for the native-born population (12.4%). Migrants born outside of the EU had the highest education or training participation rate, standing at 13.0%.

 

Share of population in adult learning, 2017

The source data is accessible here.

 

Looking at the individual Member States, Sweden, Finland and Denmark reported the highest participation rates for adult learning in general, regardless of the country of birth of the persons concerned. In 2017, almost one third of adults participated in education or training courses in these countries.

According to the data available, the majority of the EU Member States recorded the highest adult learning participation rates among their native-born population.

On the other hand, three Member States reported that people born in another EU Member State topped the participation rate in adult learning. These three Member States were Estonia (24.0% of migrants born in another EU Member State participated in adult learning), the Czech Republic (13.0%) and Belgium (11.1%). In contrast, five EU Member States recorded the highest rates of education and training among those migrants born outside of the EU, namely Finland (32.2%), the United Kingdom (18.2%), Ireland (17.1%), Portugal (13.4%) and Germany (11.8%).

Further information on education-related migrant integration statistics can be found in this Statistics Explained article.

For more information please contact: estat-user-support@ec.europa.eu .