The Action Plan on Adult Learning "It is always a good time to learn" (2008-2010) provided for the first time a set of common priorities to be encouraged in the adult learning sector, introduced the sector to the Open Method of Coordination and thus initiated intensified European cooperation between its diverse actors.

Those country report have been carried out, on behalf of the European Commission, by GHK in cooperation with Research voor Beleid. on the basis of country-experts' analysis of existing national literature and the Confintea IV-report and were used as background reports in the Final Conference on Adult Learning Action Plan in Budapest, 7-9 March 2011.