Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Education and Skills
Adult Education Provision
280. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the Irish participation rate in lifelong learning in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the EU average rate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31136/19]
Attached are the latest rates for Ireland and the EU 28 average for adult participation in lifelong learning (formal and non-formal).
Please note that there is a break in series for 2017, and it is not possible to compare the rates for Ireland in 2017 and 2018 with earlier years.
Data for 2019 has not yet been published.
Figure 1. Annual average lifelong learning rates among adults (25-64 years) 2014-2018
*Break in series. Data for 2017 and 2018 is not comparable with previous years.