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Labour markets across the world are changing due to population ageing, increasingly rapid digitalisation and automation, evolving supply chain dynamics and the green transition. These ongoing global megatrends are transforming the type of jobs available and the skills required to perform them.

In this context of rapidly changing labour markets, adult learning systems are increasingly important. The extent to which individuals, firms and local economies can reap the benefits of ongoing digital changes and minimise the negative impact on workers will largely depend on the readiness of local adult learning systems.

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.

Skills intelligence publication details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Personal skills and development
Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving education
Geographical sphere
International initiative
Publication type
General guidelines