BriefingnoteEncouragingadultlearningDespite improvements, adult learning still needs to become more attractive, inclusive, accessible and flexible The Bruges communiqué, part of the framework for the European Union’s (EU’s) policy on vocational education and training (VET), set out a vision to make continuing VET (a key part of adult learning) more attractive, inclusive, accessible, and flexible. Agreed in December 2010, the European Commission, Member States and social partners endorsed the communiqué vision in June 2015 in the Riga conclusions (2). So what are the trends in adult learning and what can we do to make the Bruges vision a reality?

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