Lifelong learning in Europe - Eurostat Statistics in Focus, Issue number 8/2005
In 2003, 42% of the EU25 population aged 25-64 years old had participated in at least one form of education, training or learning activity over the previous twelve months. 4% were in formal education1, 17% participated in non-formal education2 and nearly one out of three declared having followed some form of informal learning3. It should be noted that more than 10% had participated in more than one form of learning activity. However, these figures show that 58% of EU25 citizens did not participate in any kind of learning activity.