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Abstract

The first European report on indicators of lifelong learning was compiled by the Working Group on Quality Indicators of Lifelong Learning. The group comprises representatives from 35 countries, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organisation (UNESCO) and the European Commission. It examines the quality of lifelong learning in four central areas:
- skills, competencies and attitudes;
- access and participation;
- resources for lifelong learning;
- strategies and systems.
The report shows that Europe is, as a whole, not performing adequately in the area of skills and competencies. In respect of scientific literacy, between 7% and 32% of 15-year-olds could be considered lacking in the requisite skills and knowledge for productive lifelong learning in this area.

The report has been issued by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture.

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