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Lifelong learning

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Few adults in learning activities     

AN OVERVIEW

Lifelong learning constitutes an essential requirement for remaining integrated within the labour market. Updating individual skills is also a key element in the fight against social exclusion. As one of the five benchmarks to achieve by 2010 in the field of education and training, the Lisbon Strategy had set the goal of 12.5 percent of adults involved in learning activities. In more recent years, Italy has not shown significant progress in this area. With values ranging around 6 percent and only slight variations, the indicator, which in 2012 had reached 6.6 percent, in 2013 decreased to 6.2 percent. The goal of having a greater participation of adults in lifelong learning has currently been included in the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET2020). Of the 2,057 million adults in learning activities, 40 percent were still involved in school/university studies and less than 4 percent attended a vocational course organized and/or recognised by the Region. In-company vocational training, in contrast, involves around 25 percent of the group of adults in training, while 38 percent are (even/also) occupied in other kinds of course (computer science, marketing, foreign languages, etc.).


ITALY WITHIN THE EUROPEAN CONTEXT

ITALY AND ITS REGIONS

Comparisons at European level


icona Population aged 25-64 years participating in education and training in Eu countries by sex
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Comparisons at regional level


icona Population aged 25-64 years participating in education and training by sex and region
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icona Population aged 25-64 years participating in education and training by region
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Time series


icona Population aged 25-64 years participating in education and training by sex and region
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Definitions used

The indicator is calculated as the percentage of the population aged 25-64 who have benefited from education or training during the four weeks prior to the interview. The information gathered refers to regular (also defined “formal”) learning activities and to all “non-formal” learning activities, regardless of the relevance of the latter to the respondent’s current or future job. Self-study activities are excluded. National and regional data are provisional as they are not adjusted on the results of the 2011 population census.


Sources

Istat, Rilevazione sulle forze di lavoro

Eurostat, Labour force survey

Publications

Eurostat, Europe in figures - Yearbook: Education and training

Useful links

Istat/labour

Well-being indicators

Eurostat/education



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