Adult participation in learning below EU avg

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According to the latest results of the European Union labor force survey, the participation rate of adults in lifelong learning stood at 5.1% in Hungary in 2020, well below the EU average rate, Eurostat reports.

The EU average stood at 9.2%.

The adult participation in learning was one of the benchmarks of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training up to 2020, called “Education and Training 2020” (ET 2020). This benchmark aimed to attain an average of at least 15 % of adults participating in lifelong learning in the EU

Chart by Eurostat

A total of six member states exceeded the 15 % benchmark by 2020: Sweden (28.6 %), Finland (27.3 %), Denmark (20.0 %), the Netherlands (18.8 %), Estonia (17.1 %) and Luxembourg (16.3 %).

In contrast, seven Member States had participation rates below 5 %: Romania (1 %), Bulgaria (1.6 %), Slovakia (2.8 %), Croatia (3.2 %), Poland (3.7 %), Greece (4.1 %) and Cyprus (4.7 %).

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