This Staff Working Document presents a review of the progress made since September 2007 when the Action Plan on Adult Learning: It is always a good time to learn was adopted by the European Commission.
The Action Plan defined five concrete actions which the European Commission and Member States should seek to implement in order to increase participation in and quality of adult learning and develop efficient systems that reach all adults and involve all relevant stakeholders.
Both the Action Plan and the Council Conclusions that endorsed it focused on disadvantaged groups such as low skilled, early school leavers and migrants. In fact their adult learning needs analysis was very far-sighted and highly relevant for today's Europe 2020 strategy.
Cedefop has widely contributed to this document.