CVET can meet a part of the increased need for lifelong learning.

The indicator is defined as the percentage of non-formal job-related learning activities as a share of all non-formal learning activities. The indicator considers activities carried out in the 12 months prior to the survey by adults aged 25-64.

Even though not expressed in head count terms, and even though not properly accounting for the formal component, the indicator is intended to provide an indication of the contribution of CVET to lifelong learning.

Figure 15: Job-related non-formal education and training (%)

Source: Eurostat, adult education survey.

Key points

In 2011, 80.2% of all non-formal learning activities by adults (aged 25-64) in the EU were job-related. The percentage was highest in Malta (94.4%), followed by Bulgaria (93.6%). It was the lowest in Slovenia (69.1%), Italy (69.9%), and Greece (71.2%).

In the non-EU countries, the share of the job-related component in non-formal lifelong learning activities ranges between 68.8% (Turkey, below the EU minimum) and 91.9% (Norway, near the maximum value among the EU Member States).

Table 15: Job-related non-formal education and training (%)

Information from the 2011 adult education survey is used to approximate the situation in the 2010 baseline year.
(u) Eurostat: "low reliability". (z) Eurostat: "not applicable". (e) Eurostat: "estimated".

Source: Eurostat, adult education survey.

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