Improving the evidence base for the overall public funding of adult learning and analysing its share compared to other segments of the education system. Revisiting existing funding schemes and gradually expanding the funding for adult learning to priority target groups and sectors.
Review of adult learning policies and practices
Launching a comprehensive and holistic review of adult learning policies and practices to identify gaps in provision, development bottlenecks and priority interventions for the future. This review could also be beneficial for the development of the longer-term strategy.
Longer-term vision of adult learning as part of lifelong learning (LLL)
The development of a longer-term vision and strategy for adult learning, which also meets the skills challenges posed by digitalisation and automation, is recommended. The LLL section in the Education Vision 2023 falls too short and should be expanded and fully fleshed out with targets and specific measures. Stronger alignment appears to be needed, with the objectives set by the European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL) and the EU Upskilling Pathways policy.