• Greece has a long and rich history of adult education, which is met by recent emerging policies on lifelong learning. Nevertheless, participation in adult learning remains relatively low, with only 4.5%. Greece is on its way to validate more non-formal learning approaches, which could also increase the recognition of adult education and motivate more learners to engage in continuing education.

Greece country reports

Greece 2022

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Greece 2021

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Greece 2020

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  • Greece introduction

    The adult education sector has been allotted new funding by the new government, and thanks to Erasmus+ projects, Greece’s organisations are addressing several adult learning strategies to enhance the level of awareness of the citizens. Moreover, t...

  • Recent developments in Greece

    The past couple of years have been rather challenging for the Greek educational sector due to lack of well-organized state strategies. For more than two years there was no appointed Secretary General for Lifelong Learning. Furthermore, in the past...

  • Links to EU and international policy in Greece

    The Greek government made a commitment to the implementation of the goal 4 of the SDGs by setting the “promotion of high quality, inclusive education” as a priority in the educational field. Therefore, the EAEA members in the country are working o...

  • Challenges and recommendations in Greece

    As identified by EAEA members in Greece, promotion of lifelong learning needs to be in the centre of attention of the government and adult education providers. In that regard, several areas need to be considered:
    ●    Inclusion of social...

EAEA members view

General situation of adult education
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Funding situation of adult education
coin pile with arrow pointing slightly up has slightly improved in 2022

Participation in adult education

% of persons aged 25-64
3.5% participation rate last 4 weeks (European Labour Survey 2021)
16.7% participation rate last 12 months (European Adult Education Survey 2016)