• Lifelong learning is available to all adults in Romania by law. However, the reality looks different because only very few adults participate in non-formal adult education programs. The past years have seen an increase in government efforts, promoting community centers and upskilling of adults, which is needed in a country where many adults lack basic skills and digital literacy.   

Romania country reports

Romania 2021

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  • Romania introduction

    Romania still struggles to bring adults to education, and therefore education providers are looking for ways to make learning opportunities more attractive. They do so through developing new methodologies and working principles.

  • Recent developments in Romania

    The EAEA members in Romania report a number of recent developments in the sphere of adult education, especially concerning prison education. In that regard, a new national strategy for the social reintegration of inmates has been implemented, this...

  • Links to EU and international policies in Romania

    Romania has declared its commitment to Agenda 2030 of Sustainable Development Goals, as well as to Upskilling Pathways initiative. 

  • Challenges and recommendations in Romania

    The main challenges faced by the adult education sector concern the adoption of new technology and interactive methods, and increasing involvement of mentors and coaches in training. EAEA member in Romania recommends applying more creative teachin...

EAEA members view

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
1.3% participation rate last 4 weeks (European Labour Force Survey 2019)
7% participation rate last 12 months (European Adult Education Survey 2016)