• In the past years participation in adult learning has increased in Portugal, but is still far from the European benchmark. A new National Plan on Adult Literacy is a great improvement for the sector that needs more strategic policy coherence. Promoting digital skills and basic skills continue to be the two major challenges for Portugal.

Portugal country reports

Portugal 2021

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Portugal 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 slightly down has slightly deteriorated in 2021

Participation in adult education

% of persons aged 25-64
10.5% participation rate last 4 weeks (European Labour Force Survey 2019)
46.1% participation rate last 12 months (European Adult Education Survey 2016)