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Recent developments in Lithuania

Current goals and standards for adult education in Lithuania are set in development strategy Lithuania 2030 and National Education Strategy 2013-2022. The focus of both documents is to develop a well-functioning educational system that allows and encourages growth and prosperity of a new information-society. The challenge that the strategies are addressing is the low participation of adults in non-formal adult education. As reported by Eurostat, Lithuania has one of the lowest indicators of adults involved in some sort of learning. In 2016 the Programme for strengthening non-formal adult education and continuing training for 2016-23 was adopted. The programme describes strategies to develop a cohesive adult education system that responds to the needs of learners and society as a whole. The programme suggested developing a system of incentives (financial, organizational, and legal) to attract more adults to learning, especially in non-urban areas. 

Lifelong learning remains on the agenda of state authorities, educational providers and civic agents. In 2019 the EAEA member in Lithuania, Lithuanian Association of Adult Education (LAAE), organized Baltic Summer School, whose objective was to establish a platform for adult education providers in the Baltic countries for dialogue and cooperation to strengthen adult education provision.