Sweden


Sweden country reports


Sweden 2020

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2019

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  • Sweden introduction

    Non-formal adult education in Sweden is currently facing challenges related to the changes to the county’s political scene. Nevertheless, the EAEA members in Sweden are continuing their work strengthening their presence and improving outreach to m...

  • Recent development in Sweden

    Since the government elections in September 2018 Sweden has experienced some instability concerning its internal policies, and this has had an impact on the field of adult education as well. On one hand, no new major strategies have been yet devel...

  • Links to EU and international policy in Sweden

    The basic rules regarding compulsory education in Sweden are set out in the Education Act, adopted in 2010. The Act states that all Swedish citizens are entitled to a quality education, and that their access to education must not be affected by th...

  • Challenges and recommendations in Sweden

    The biggest challenge for non-formal adult education in Sweden right now is funding. As mentioned before, the changes in the country’s leadership are influencing the allocation of funds to adult education, and as a lot of priorities are yet to be...


EAEA members view

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

Participation in adult education

% of persons aged 25-64
34.3% participation rate last 4 weeks (European Labour Force Survey 2019)
63.8% participation rate last 12 months (European Adult Education Survey 2016)