The Country Profiles

Below you can find country profiles supplied by our partner organisations.

At the bottom of each profile you can find a link to download the final national/regional state of play report from each partner country.



In Turkey, the term “lifelong learning” has been regarded as the natural offspring of globalisation in a knowledge economy that was generated through competition, innovation, and rapid change. The idea is that through lifelong learning, adults are provided with more …

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Summary of Desk Research Since 2007, when Bulgaria joined European Union, the country developed two National LLL Strategies covering the periods 2008 – 2013 and 2014 – 2020 respectively. Both strategies provide definition of LLL as a concept framework of …

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Summary of Desk Research In the Netherlands there are a lot of ‘lifelong learners’. In most cases they are doing short, tailor-made, private courses and training programmes. This is non-formal learning, always to be combined with work-experience (important in our …

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1. Summary of desk research 1.1 In Portugal, adults’ participation in lifelong learning has been experiencing a very positive development. With values well below the European average over the past decade – in 2005 only 4% of adults participating in …

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Summary of Desk Research Though Spain is not badly placed when it comes to reaching the 15 % participation target in 2020 established by the European Union, our aim to place Spain in the area of the most advanced countries …

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Summary of Desk research Lifelong learning is understood as personal and social development in all forms and in all settings, in formal, non-formal and informal system, ie. at schools and vocational training centres, universities and institutions of adult education as …

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Summary of Desk Research Lifelong learning in Flanders is defined as “a process in which people as well as organisations, in all contexts of their functioning, enhance the knowledge and competences needed to handle their professional, economic, social and cultural …

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