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Data collection begins for the fifth UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education

GRALE 5 survey

© Stephen Luke
7 July 2020

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has launched the data collection process for the fifth UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 5). UNESCO National Commissions from around the world have been requested to nominate a focal point for providing country data in response to the GRALE 5 survey. The survey will be a valuable tool in the development of a comprehensive overview of adult learning and education across UNESCO Member States. National reports are due by 30 September 2020 at the latest.

GRALE 5 will be published in 2022 in the context of the Seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII). As an essential part of lifelong learning, adult learning and education will be examined for its contribution to achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in general, and SDG 4 on education in particular. The thematic focus of the report is on citizenship education, exploring its full potential for the SDGs; assessing the progress being made across countries and regions; and examining key related concepts such as ‘active citizenship’ and ‘global citizenship’.

Together with DVV International and the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) and its regional branches, UIL will organize a series of regional webinars to enhance monitoring capacities in adult learning and education at national levels. These webinars will facilitate the preparation of the national reports.

Further information

UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education