Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational TrainingTrends across European countries show older workers consistently miss out on training compared to their younger counterparts. Just why is this?

With demographic trends pushing Europe towards an ever-ageing population, active ageing policies are an integral part of the EU’s new Europe 2020 strategy. Making sure people have the right skills and training has a key role in this.


Note:  The Labour Force Survey indicators here express the proportion of people aged either 50-64 or 25-64 that stated they received education or training in the four weeks prior to being surveyed. It is complemented by an indicator from the Adult Education Survey that looks at obstacles to lifelong learning for 55-64 year olds.
Data presented here originate from Eurostat’s Labour Force Survey (EU LFS) and from the Adult Education Survey. They are subject to their methodologies.