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Challenges: Promotion of adult education in difficult circumstances

The COVID-19 pandemic drastically impacted the work of Estonian Non-Formal Adult Education Association (ANDRAS). Meetings had to be adjusted to be delivered in an online format and most face-to face contact were postponed or suspended.

The main challenge for 2020/2021 will be the further promotion of adult learning and ensuring its quality. Another challenge will be the implementation of the new 2021-2035 strategy for education that includes adult education and youth work. This new strategy is a milestone for Estonia but civil society is expecting words and not action. Another focus for the next year will be the outreach of the most disadvantaged and challenging target group, people with low levels of education.