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.
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Developments: Non-formal education is still not recognised as specific field in adult educationPosted: 2022-12-22 / Category: Portugal 2022 / Tags: non-formal learning financing CONFINTEA
According to the Associação Portuguesa para a Cultura e Educação Permanente (APCEP), the situation of adult learning and education (ALE) in Portugal has stayed the same in comparison to last year.
In Portugal, there is a formal sys...
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Developments: Funding and policies in the pandemic settingPosted: 2021-12-21 / Category: Portugal 2021 / Tags: literacy basic skills digital skills upskilling pathways funding
According to EAEA members Higher School of Education at Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Escola Profissional Amar Terra Verde (EPATV) and Portuguese Association for Culture and Permanent Education (APCEP) the situation of adult learning and educa...
Challenges: Lack of consistency in adult education policiesPosted: 2021-12-21 / Category: Portugal 2021 / Tags: advocacy literacy basic skills
One of the main challenges in Portugal is reaching people with low basic skills. There is an urgent demand for the implementation of the National Plan for Adult Literacy which is has not yet been implemented.
In the near future, low-skil...
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Developments: Urgent demand for the implementation of the National Plan for Adult LiteracyPosted: 2020-11-23 / Category: Portugal 2020 / Tags:
Over the last year the situation of adult education has stayed the same in Portugal and there have been no new policy changes or innovations. APCEP, the umbrella organisation of adult education in Portugal doesn’t receive public financial support,...
Challenges: Broad and inclusive policy for adult education is neededPosted: 2020-11-23 / Category: Portugal 2020 / Tags: basic skills
The main challenge for adult learning and education in Portugal in the upcoming year will include the launch of the National Plan on Adult Literacy. In the upcoming year, APCEP’s focus is on adult literacy and adult education for democracy and cit...
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Portugal introductionPosted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: literacy low-skilled participation
In recent years there have been important initiatives in the field of non-formal adult education that are striving to address such issues as low literacy level among adults and low levels of participation of adults in education. The new developmen...
Recent developments in PortugalPosted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: literacy low-qualified
The Portuguese government, in collaboration with the European Commission, as well as Agência Nacional para a Qualificação e o Ensino Profissional, I.P., and EAEA, have developed the new National Plan on Adult Literacy. The Plan aims to address the...
Links to EU and international policy in PortugalPosted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: citizenship employability education vocational community
There are a number of policies and initiatives that are working in accordance with the overall European and international agenda for promoting adult learning. For instance, there is a national programme that focuses on high-level qualifications an...
Challenges and recommendations in PortugalPosted: 2020-01-09 / Category: 2019 / Tags: outreach literacy participation funding
One of the main challenges that adult education organisations are facing nowadays in Portugal is lack of steady and solid funding. Irregular and insufficient funding can affect the capacity of adult education institutions, weakening their outreach...