Lifelong Learning

The "Adult Education" survey includes participation in education (official, inofficial and informal) and training. The reference period for participation in education and training is twelve months before the moment of the interview. The study focuses on people aged 25-64 living in households.

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Adult Education Survey

The results of the survey on participation in education and training are crucial to better support various policy initiatives aimed at lifelong learning. This can help to draft policies and strategies to increase population skills, thus affecting employment growth.

Legal basis

• Law no. 9180, dated 5.2.2004 "On official statistics, as amended"

Main variables:

Participation in formal or informal learning activities, according to the provider and the learning area, the manner of conducting the training (over and outside the working hours), according to the reasons of participation (whether related or not with the work);
Completed and completed courses by field, unfinished courses, certification of education and training by type of learning, thoughts on the usefulness of learning;
Barriers to participation (reasons for non-participation).


• Every 5 to 6 years


An individual 25 to 64 years of age in selected families

Basis of choice

The selection base used for the Adult Education Survey is the data of the Census 2011 of Population and Housing Census.

Sample size

5280 Family Household Units