• Adult education in Spain ranges from literacy education, to basic skills, employability and leisure activities. Training provision is shared by local authorities, employers and independent training institutes. While participation in learning is increasing, there is still no professional training to become and adult educator. One of the main challenges for Spanish adult learners is acquiring ICT and digital skills.

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  • Developments: New reform proposes training centres for newcomers

    The situation of the two members in Spain is different, which shows the multiple voices advocating for adult education in the country. For the Spanish Federation of Popular Universities (FEUP) the situation has stayed the same and they are not awa...

  • Challenges: ICT education for older people

    COVID-19 significantly affected the adult education sector and the organizations in Spain. The situation has led to changes in the work program and new rules and laws for learning provision came into place. While the COVID-19 forced many provider...


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General situation of adult education
neutral face has stayed the same in 2022
Funding situation of adult education
coin pile with arrow pointing slightly up has slightly improved in 2022

Participation in adult education

% of persons aged 25-64
14.4% participation rate last 4 weeks (European Labour Force Survey 2021)
43.4% participation rate last 12 months (European Adult Education Survey 2016)