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Date: in 12 ptsEuropean Agenda forAdult LearningMartina Ní CheallaighEuropean CommissionMalta, 1 FebruaryMartina.NI-CHEALL...
Rationale and drivers• Gulf between adults skills profiles in Europe andmarket demand• Change (including technological cha...
Skills mismatch: supply and demandEducationalattainmentSkills supply in 2011 Forecasted skills demand2020High 26.8% 35%Med...
Demographics in the EU
A European strategy for smart,sustainable and inclusive growthMaking LLL and mobility a realityE&T quality and efficien...
Seven flagship initiatives
Benchmarks for 2020• At least 95% of children between the age of 4 & theage for starting primary education in early childh...
Progress towards EU benchamarksPRIORITY BENCHMARKEU AVERAGE2006EU AVERAGE2011Early school leaving 10% 15,5% 13,5%Tertiary ...
Participation by ageParticipation in education and training in 2010 by age EU27 - %Source: Eurostat Labour Force Survey (L...
European Agenda for Adult Learning
Agenda for Adult Learning – priority areas• Making lifelong learning and mobility a reality• Improving the quality and eff...
Date: in 12 ptsVision of adult learning by 2020 Access to high quality learning any time in life forpersonal, social and ...
Date: in 12 ptsContinuity• Building on the achievements of the ActionPlan, 2008-10 & its focus on low-skilled anddisadvant...
Date: in 12 ptsComplementarity• Copenhagen process / Bruges Communiqué• Bologna process & modernisation of highereducation...
Date: in 12 ptsConsolidation• Emphasis on low skilled/low qualified groups &taking their basic skills „one step up“• Stron...
Commission contribution to the priorities ofthe Agenda• Awareness-raising• Literacy and other basic skills• Quality of the...
The case of MaltaChallengesLow LLL participation ratesHigh early school leavingHigh numbers of low skilled adults, & PI...
Annual Growth SurveyRecommendations to Malta2011- 2012• Focus education outcomes more on labour marketneeds• improving acc...
What is Rethinking Education?• An evidence based outline for reform of E&T,implementing the Agenda for new skills andjobs•...
The highlights of the Communication1. Building skills for the 21st century Transversal skills, especiallyentrepreneurship...
The highlights of the Communication2. Stimulating open and flexible learningImproving the learning outcomes approach,asse...
The highlights of the Communication3. Promoting a collaborative effort Funding education through efficientinvestment Par...
New Commission initiatives asfollow up• Closer alignment of European skills/qualifications tools• Funding Education for Gr...
Recommendation on ValidationHave in place arrangements for validation of non-formal andinformal learning, no later than 20...
Date: in 12 ptsLifelong learningprogrammeThanks for your attention!GRAZZI!Contact: martina.ni-cheallaigh@ec.europa.euDG EA...
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  1. 1. Date: in 12 ptsEuropean Agenda forAdult LearningMartina Ní CheallaighEuropean CommissionMalta, 1 FebruaryMartina.NI-CHEALLAIGH@ec.europa.eu
  2. 2. Rationale and drivers• Gulf between adults skills profiles in Europe andmarket demand• Change (including technological change) andmanaging its effects on jobs & daily life• Demographic trend towards an ageing society• Bigger EU policy framework• EAC more recent policy & its significance for adultlearning
  3. 3. Skills mismatch: supply and demandEducationalattainmentSkills supply in 2011 Forecasted skills demand2020High 26.8% 35%Medium 46.6% 50%Low 26.6% 15%HighercompetencelevelsSkills + keycompetencesCompetences forall - equity
  4. 4. Demographics in the EU
  5. 5. A European strategy for smart,sustainable and inclusive growthMaking LLL and mobility a realityE&T quality and efficiencyEquity, social cohesion, active citizenshipEntrepreneurship, creativity and innovationEurope 2020 ET 2020Policy context
  6. 6. Seven flagship initiatives
  7. 7. Benchmarks for 2020• At least 95% of children between the age of 4 & theage for starting primary education in early childhoodeducation• Share of 15-years olds with insufficient abilities inreading, mathematics & science less than 15%• Share of early leavers from education and trainingless than 10%• Share of 30-34 year olds with tertiary educationalattainment at least 40%• Average of at least 15 % of adults (age group 25-64)participating in lifelong Learning
  8. 8. Progress towards EU benchamarksPRIORITY BENCHMARKEU AVERAGE2006EU AVERAGE2011Early school leaving 10% 15,5% 13,5%Tertiary Attainment 30-34 40% 28,9% 34,6%Early Childhood education 95% 89,3% 92,3%Employment rate (age 20-34) - Employability82% 79,0% 77,2%Adult participation inlearning15% 9,5% 8,9%Basic skills 15% R 23,1%M 24%S 20,3R 19,6%M 22,2%S 17,7%
  9. 9. Participation by ageParticipation in education and training in 2010 by age EU27 - %Source: Eurostat Labour Force Survey (Last update: 2011)15,27,44,59,10,02,04,06,08,010,012,014,016,0From 25 to 34 years From 35 to 44 years From 45 to 54 years From 55 to 64 years
  10. 10. European Agenda for Adult Learning
  11. 11. Agenda for Adult Learning – priority areas• Making lifelong learning and mobility a reality• Improving the quality and efficiency ofeducation and training• Promoting equity, social cohesion and activecitizenship through adult learning• Enhancing the creativity and innovation ofadult and their learning environments• Improving the knowledge base on adultlearning and monitoring the adult learningsector
  12. 12. Date: in 12 ptsVision of adult learning by 2020 Access to high quality learning any time in life forpersonal, social and economic ends Awareness of each adult /each employer Fairly shared responsibility, adequate resourcing Learner / learning outcomes at centre supportedby guidance, validation, flexible provisions Learning locally with a significant role for socialpartners, civil society and local authorities Active learning for seniors and mutual learning &solidarity between generationsEducation andCulture
  13. 13. Date: in 12 ptsContinuity• Building on the achievements of the ActionPlan, 2008-10 & its focus on low-skilled anddisadvantaged groups & their basic skills• Developing the adult learning sector –currently the weakest link in the LLL chain• Renewed focus on increasing participation,especially of those furthest from learning• Working as part of the OMC to exchangegood practice and experience amongcountries Education andCulture
  14. 14. Date: in 12 ptsComplementarity• Copenhagen process / Bruges Communiqué• Bologna process & modernisation of highereducation• Modernisation of schools: influences from non-formal sector• Offering compensatory route/second chance toearly school leavers• Assisting early childhood education throughimproved parental education• Intergenerational learning & exchangeEducation andCulture
  15. 15. Date: in 12 ptsConsolidation• Emphasis on low skilled/low qualified groups &taking their basic skills „one step up“• Stronger emphasis on implementation withinMember States (national, regional and local level)as well as through EU-level activities• Effective liaison with all stakeholders: ministries,social partners, business, NGOs, civil society• Nomination of a national coordinator to steerimplementation, launch cooperation with othercountries and liaise with the CommissionEducation andCulture
  16. 16. Commission contribution to the priorities ofthe Agenda• Awareness-raising• Literacy and other basic skills• Quality of the provision• Financing adult learning• Validation of non-formal and informal learning• Older people – learning for active ageing• Access to higher education• Data on adult learning
  17. 17. The case of MaltaChallengesLow LLL participation ratesHigh early school leavingHigh numbers of low skilled adults, & PISA 16 year oldsNeed to develop partnership, monitoring and evaluationPositivesNQF, LO approach & validation arrangements in placeMinistry responsible for education and employmentQualifications body in placeSmall country, contacts with stakeholders easier
  18. 18. Annual Growth SurveyRecommendations to Malta2011- 2012• Focus education outcomes more on labour marketneeds• improving access to higher education• strengthening the effectiveness of the VET system•Take further measures to reduce early school-leaving•Enhance the provision and affordability of morechildcare and out-of-school centres
  19. 19. What is Rethinking Education?• An evidence based outline for reform of E&T,implementing the Agenda for new skills andjobs• Focusing on the supply of skills• Reinforcing and complementing theEmployment and Youth Employment packages• Supported by policy guidance documentsdeveloped through the Open Method ofCoordination• Product of a broad consultation
  20. 20. The highlights of the Communication1. Building skills for the 21st century Transversal skills, especiallyentrepreneurship Technology driven skills (STEM) Basic skills Vocational Education and Training Systems
  21. 21. The highlights of the Communication2. Stimulating open and flexible learningImproving the learning outcomes approach,assessment and recognitionExploiting the potential of ICT and OpenEducational ResourcesSupporting the teaching professions
  22. 22. The highlights of the Communication3. Promoting a collaborative effort Funding education through efficientinvestment Partnerships between public and privateinstitutions
  23. 23. New Commission initiatives asfollow up• Closer alignment of European skills/qualifications tools• Funding Education for Growth• Opening up Education – ICT and OER• Action plan to address skills shortages in growth sectors• A new language benchmark• Partnerships between Education, enterprises & research,promoted through new programme• Guidance framework for entrepreneurial education institutions• Enhanced support to Member States – Monitoring of progress,OMC, OECD collaboration…
  24. 24. Recommendation on ValidationHave in place arrangements for validation of non-formal andinformal learning, no later than 2018, thus :•facilitating a better match between skills and labour demand,addressing skills shortages in growing sectors•promoting better transferability of skills between companies andsectors•helping citizens move around the EU to study and work•Increasing motivation for lifelong learning, particularly amongeconomically disadvantaged or low-qualified
  25. 25. Date: in 12 ptsLifelong learningprogrammeThanks for your attention!GRAZZI!Contact: martina.ni-cheallaigh@ec.europa.euDG EAC: http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/adult_en.htm

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