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Challenges and recommendations in Norway

The main challenge for the field of adult education in Norway at present is finding funds to finance governmental, and local, initiatives to strengthen the development and outreach of Skills policies. There is a need to widen the scope of educational opportunities, involving various stake-holders and educational providers to ensure a broader outreach and more sustainable results. Non-formal and informal learning needs to be part of government strategies and planning, requiring not only the provision of support to the sector, but also recognition of the value of non-formal learning.