In France adult education is a right acknowledged by the French law. Several providers of adult education continue to promote the validation of non-formal and informal learning, while also investing in re- and upskilling. The participation in adult learning in France is relatively high compared to the European average.
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The situation of adult education in France has significantly improved in 2019-2020 and the funding situation has stayed the same. The Skills Investment Plan, piloted by the Ministry of Labor was adopted, promoting upskilling, the ecological and di...
The adult education sector in France was significantly affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The health crisis accentuated the disparities in terms of access to training for the most disadvantaged and the least qualified, in particular those who cannot...
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Posted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: vocational
Vocational training has been a focus point for the French government for several years now. The state continues to develop the field of VET with the aim to widen employment opportunities for the public.
Posted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: financing
In the beginning of 2019, a new governmental unit, France Compétences, responsible for the regulation and financing of vocational training and apprenticeship was established. The unit is in charge of the distribution of funds to different actors i...
Posted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: sustainable development
France has been part of broader European policies for decades now. The French government joined several European initiatives, such as Europe 2020 and Education and Training 2020. Being part of the European regulations led France to improving its e...
Due to the changes in the government, adult education providers and training centres will have to adapt to the new regulations. The new VET standards pose a bigger threat to smaller organisations whose audience and funding are already limited.