Cedefop’s database on financing adult learning provides information on the design and performance of financing instruments implemented in EU countries to increase participation and private investment in adult learning.

Countries covered: EU Member States.

Types of instruments: training funds, tax incentives, grants (including individual learning accounts and vouchers), loans, training leave, payback clauses (see glossary and instrument-specific sections).

Reference years: 2020, 2014 – mid 2015. The database may include schemes which are no longer in place but operated for some time in the reference years. You also can visit the previous (archived) version of the database having a reference period of 2010-2013.

Eligible group: those aged 25 and above.

Types of education and training: formal and non-formal education and training for adults.

Click here for further information on the scope of the database.