• Recent policy developments in Slovakia promoted lifelong learning for professional ans personal growth, citizenship and literacy. Despite the efforts in recent years, participation in adult learning is below the European average. This is mainly caused by a continuous lack of funding and adequately trained adult educators. Minorities and people from a lower socio-economic background have difficulties in access to adult education. 

Slovakia country reports

Slovakia 2020

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  • Developments: Lack of terminology and recognition for adult education

    In the last year, many organisations left the umbrella organisation The Association of Adult Education Institutions in Slovakia (AIVD) in Slovakia, because of the COVID-19 crisis. AIVD faced several challenges in the last year and their funding si...

  • Challenges: Closure of the department of lifelong learning

    The lack of terminology and recognition of adult education limits financing opportunities and the validation of learning. On the European level, Slovakia commits itself to adult education policies, but on a national level the term "vzdelávanie dos...


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  • Overview: adult education in Slovakia

    Slovakia’s 2015 Lifelong Learning Strategy is supplemented by a range of other policies. The 2014-2020 National Programme of Active Ageing 2014-2020 seeks to activate the adult population and the 2018 Strategy for the Mobility of Foreigners in the...

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General situation of adult education
neutral face has stayed the same in 2020

Participation in adult education

% of persons aged 25-64
3.6% participation rate last 4 weeks (European Labour Force Survey 2019)
46.1% participation rate last 12 months (European Adult Education Survey 2016)