In the coming years, labour markets will face significant challenges. In this context, re-skilling and up-skilling of adults is an urgent priority for all at national, regional and local levels. To turn challenges into opportunities and to ensure that the supply of local skills matches constantly changing skills demands, there is a need to create strong adult learning systems for a more resilient and empowered society and productive economy.
To support local governments in their efforts to future-proof adult learning systems, this policy manual presents a range of policy options and concrete actions that can inspire and guide work at the local level. It is designed for both policy-makers and practitioners at the local and regional level, but also for national policy makers to support their efforts in supporting the diversity of local needs.