Cedefop(2020). Empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways

Volume 1: adult population with potential for upskilling and reskilling

Authors and main contributors: Newton B, Williams J, Hadjivassilou K, Patel R, Rickard C, et al |   | Office of the European Union | Apr 2020

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This report was produced by Cedefop, Department for learning and employability, based on research undertaken by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and the Instituto per la Ricerca Sociale (IRS). The publication is the first volume of Cedefop research on empowering adults through upskilling and resklilling pathways.   

The aim of this reference report is to understand better the magnitude of the low-skilled adult population in the EU-28 Member States, Iceland and Norway. It also seeks to identify which groups of adults are most at risk of being low-skilled according to a wider definition that goes beyond educational attainment to digital skills, cognitive skills (literacy and numeracy) and the effects of skill loss and obsolescence.