First Experts’ Meeting to Develop the third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education

The third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III) is now in preparation and is scheduled for publication in early 2016. It will provide an update of progress in implementing the Belém Framework for Action, and will focus in particular on the returns to adult learning for health and wellbeing, society and community, employment and the labour market. For GRALE III, UIL is collaborating with senior researchers and high-level specialists from international universities as well as international organizations such as the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the International Labour Organisation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the World Health Organisation. The first GRALE III experts’ meeting was held on 17 and 18 November 2014 at UIL to agree on the course of this flagship publication. It was agreed to hold a second experts’ meeting on 11 and 12 June 2015. Originally mandated by CONFINTEA VI (2009), GRALE monitors global progress in adult education policy and practice, and advocates for a stronger role of adult learning within national education policies. They provide information for analysts and policy-makers, making them aware of the state of the art of adult learning and education and reminding governments of the commitments made at CONFINTEA VI. GRALE II was published in 2013. Links:
  • Belém Framework for Action (PDF)
  • GRALE II (PDF, 1444 KB)