Adult education in Austria is characterised by a high degree of institutional diversity, where learning provision takes place across NGOs, enterprises and associations. The participation in adult education in Austria is rather high and above the EU average. Corresponding to the need of upskilling, in the past Austria has launched several policy frameworks and projects to improve access to education; especially for the more socio-economically disadvantaged persons.
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Developments: Combatting scepticism towards sciencePosted: 2022-12-08 / Category: Austria 2022 / Tags: sustainable development participation funding digitalisationAccording to the Verband Österreichischer Volkshochschulen (VÖV) and the ARGE Bildungshäuser Österreich (ARGE), the situation of adult learning and education (ALE) in Austria has slightly improved. The ALE sector itself is very active, but in general...
Challenges and future plans: Promoting sustainabilityPosted: 2022-12-08 / Category: Austria 2022 / Tags: sustainable development participation covid-19
The VÖV mentions that Austria faces a serious shortage of qualified teachers, as many long-standing course instructors have stopped teaching over the course of the pandemic. It is therefore a challenge to find newly qualified teachers. Furthermore...
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Developments: Great efforts to bring adult education through pandemic
The responses from EAEA's Austrian members and their sub-organisations give a mixed picture of the current situation of adult learning and education (ALE) in the country. While especially large associations speak of a slight deterioration for adul...
Challenges: Digitalisation and sustainability in focusPosted: 2021-12-21 / Category: Austria 2021 / Tags: sustainable development digital skills digitalisation
Social and environmental sustainability play a major role in Austrian adult learning associations. Some organisations already have strategies to promote sustainability in their learning programmes in place, others are currently working on them. So...
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Developments: Ambitious new program for adult educationPosted: 2020-11-18 / Category: Austria 2020 / Tags: sustainable development validation vulnerable learners
In Austria two of the members have responded to this year’s survey: The Association of Austrian Adult Education Centers (VöV) is the coordination center for the federal and regional associations with over 270 adult education centers, while...
Challenges: The impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in AustriaPosted: 2020-11-18 / Category: Austria 2020 / Tags: covid-19 digital skills inclusion accessibility
The COVID-19 crisis has been the definite challenge of the last year. It has brought many providers closer to bankruptcy. It has also revealed that digital learning and access to adult education is less accessible for people who are socially and g...
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Austria introductionPosted: 2019-12-20 / Category: 2019 / Tags: advocacyRecently, the Austrian government has introduced a number of new policies; their main objective is to boost digital competencies, particularly in enterprise and the adult education sector. In the past year, adult education organisations have set up...
Recent developments in AustriaPosted: 2019-12-20 / Category: 2019 / Tags:
At the moment the educational sphere is focusing mostly on digitalisation. The Pact for Digital Competence, created using the Digital Competence Framework, is aiming to involve many different actors in developing a wider Austrian strategy on adult...
Links to EU and international policy in AustriaPosted: 2019-12-20 / Category: 2019 / Tags: upskilling pathways sustainable development
The Sustainable Development Goals are at the core of many Austrian national political strategies concerning inclusive and quality education for all. Sustainability is the main theme within the nation-wide programme for adult education centres. Whi...
Challenges and recommendations in AustriaPosted: 2019-12-20 / Category: 2019 / Tags:Working on digitalisation and democratic education will continue to be the main challenge, and thus focus, for all stakeholders involved.