Adult education in Italy is centered around cultural enrichment, requalification and professional mobility. Different providers offer activities in communities, which can be of formal or non-formal nature. Participation in adult learning is at 8%, which is below the EU average and connected to the large number of low qualified adults in Italy.
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According to EAEA’s member Ceipes, the situation of adult learning and education (ALE) in Italy has slightly improved in comparison to last year.
In Italy, adult education is strongly bound to educational activities aimed at the acquis...
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According to the EAEA member, Centro Internazionale per la Promozione dell'Educazione e lo Sviluppo (CEIPES) which works to provide education and training for youth and adults, the adult learning and education situation in Italy has not changed du...
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Posted: 2020-11-23 / Category: Italy 2020 / Tags: covid-19 sustainable development working life life skills
The Italian government introduced a territorial network for lifelong learning (Reti Territoriali per l'Apprendimento Permanente), serving as the backbone of the Italian lifelong learning system. The networks connect the institutions and the provi...
COVID-19 was a wake-up call for many adult education providers as it made them realise that the tools in formal education are limited when social distancing is necessary. Organisations experimented using digital tools. Some experiments were succes...
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Posted: 2020-11-25 / Category: 2019 / Tags:
The 2019 Anti-Poverty Strategy is currently the most relevant adult education policy in Italy, providing training schemes for the unemployed and fostering social inclusion. The participation in adult education has improved over last decade and in...
Best practises in ItalyDownload category as PDF
Posted: 2020-07-01 / Category: Best practises in Italy / Tags: literacy citizenship education digital_skills health education financingThe Street University is a national project that is aimed at the so called functional illiterate, people who, although they know how to read and write, are not able to contextualize a piece of news.