• In Montenegro adult education is based on the strategic law on adult education and centers, but focuses on vocational education and training. Complementing the training sector with non-formal education, some civil society organisations provide learning opportunities from ICT to entrepreneurship skills to foster the holistic education for adults.

Montenegro country reports

Montenegro 2021

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  • Developments: ALE is included in Economic Reform Programme

    EAEA’s member, Centre for Vocational Education and Training (CSO) states that the adult learning and education situation in Montenegro has practically remained the same with no major changes in policy or implementation. The funding situation has remained the same as well. In 2019, the government adopted a four-year National Plan for Adult Education (2019/2022). The plan draws on a range of recommendations from European policies, including Upskilling Pathways, the renewed Agenda for Adult Learning, the Strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020). ALE components are also included in Montenegro Economic Reform Programme for 2021-2023, so in theory adult learning is described as a unique part of education system, but in practise it is marginalised.

  • Challenges: ALE remains focused on vocational training and education

    CSO’s focus areas for 2022 will be media literacy, environmental heritage, civil democracy, and promotion of adult learning. CSO is advocating for a better representation and visibility of adult learning and urges the government to include ALE in the national financial plan. Adult education remains focused on vocational training and education, while other areas are overlooked. According to our member organization, civil society is rarely consulted in design of ALE policies.

    Currently, CSO is considering a plan to promote sustainability in its organisation and activities. They note that the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals varies a lot in the sector.

    CSO is taking part in the activities of UNESCO CONFINTEA VII conference, but will not take part in the national delegation.

Montenegro 2020

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General situation of adult education
neutral face has stayed the same 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
2.5% participation rate last 4 weeks (European Labour Force Survey 2019)