Ireland country reports > 2019

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  • Ireland introduction

    While the macro policy framework for adult education in Ireland remains focused on education for employability, there have been important developments that may impact future policy and progress development in late 2019/2020.

  • Recent developments in Ireland

    In the past year, two significant state strategies were released and a third has begun development. 

    First of all, the Department of Education and Skills (DES) released a new 'Action Plan for Education 2019' early on in the year.  This follo...

  • Links to EU and international policy in Ireland

    The state regulations reflect the country-specific recommendations for SDG and Upskilling Pathways initiative. AONTAS is working on strengthening the initiatives, and in 2019 the organisation created a new strategic plan for 2019-2022 that will focus...
  • Challenges and recommendations in Ireland

    AONTAS, an EAEA member from Ireland, suggests that the government addresses the need to create a recognised and accepted system for measuring the outcomes of non-formal education, specifically community education in Ireland.