Empowering 2018 SummaryAbstract

The reference publication corresponding to this executive summary is theThe reference publication corresponding to this executive summary is thefirst volume of Cedefop research on empowering adults through upskilling andreskilling pathways.As 2020 approaches, and the EU is still far from attaining its benchmarkof 15% adult participation in learning, our societies face multiple challenges:technological changes, including digitalisation and its consequences for the futureof work; ageing societies; the need for the greening of the economy; and socialinclusion. Europe must improve and maintain high-level skills and competencesto remain competitive and innovative; skills are therefore essential, not only toaccess and progress in the labour market but also to achieve one’s full potentialand play an active role in society

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