• The majority of adult education programs in Denmark is publically funded. Participation in adult education is generally high, but there is a demand for upskilling among low qualified adults. Denmark continues to lead the way in ICT based approaches to adult learning and has a strong foundation of well equipped and qualified adult educators. 

Denmark country reports

Denmark 2021

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  • Developments: Recovery of adult learning activities

    EAEA member, Dansk Folkeoplysnings Samråd (DFS) concluded that the adult learning and education (ALE) situation has slightly improved in Denmark in the last year. According to them, many adult learning activities recovered after being shut down du...

Denmark 2020

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  • Denmark introduction

    At present Denmark is experiencing a lot of positive changes in the sector of adult education – this means that plans for the implementation of more projects and funding are being brought in by the new government. In order to raise awareness about...

  • Links to EU and international policy in Denmark

    The implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is one of the objectives of EAEA member, Danish Adult Education Association (DAEA). To support the goal 4 of the SDGs, DAEA will continue funding projects of its member organisations on qu...

  • Challenges and recommendations in Denmark

    As indicated by DAEA, the main challenge for adult education in Denmark is staying present and relevant to the political agenda. This is where the work and responsibilities will be divided between adult education providers and larger associations....

  • Recent developments in Denmark

    This year, a new government was elected in Denmark, and as a result the public is expecting new policies, including educational reforms. The actors and organisations in adult education have positive expectations as the new minister of Culture and...

EAEA members view

General situation of adult education
happy face has slightly improved in 2021
Funding situation of adult education
coin pile with arrow pointing right has stayed the same in 2021

Participation in adult education

% of persons aged 25-64
25.3% participation rate last 4 weeks (European Labour Force Survey 2019)
50.4% participation rate last 12 months (European Adult Education Survey 2016)