Links to EU and international policy in Portugal
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 and increasing the employability of adults, which, among others, is implemented in Qualifica educational centres. The programme targets different age groups and educational backgrounds, however, there is a stronger emphasis on vocational education.
Some of EAEA’s members in Portugal are collaborating on promoting adult education and strengthening literacy growth among the adult population. The organizations are part of the bigger “Literacy for Democracy” project, which intends to "educate for citizenship and democratic literacy in order to develop the self-efficacy of communities."