Lifelong learning

In 2017, 8.5% of the Belgian population aged 25-64 participated in education or training in the four weeks preceding the interview. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be increased. The trend since 2000 is undetermined.

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Lifelong learning - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of population aged 25-64

 19922000201020122015201620172017//19922017//2012
Belgium2.36.27.46.96.97.08.55.44.3
EU28----9.39.210.710.810.9--3.5
//: Average Growth Rates

break in time series: 1999 BE, 2003 EU, 2004 BE, 2006, 2013 EU, 2017 BE

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), trng_lfse_01 and trng_lfse_03, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 18/10/2018).

Lifelong learning by sex - Belgium

percentage of population aged 25-64

 19922000201020122015201620172017//19922017//2012
females1.75.77.67.37.37.58.86.83.8
males2.86.77.26.56.56.58.14.34.5
//: Average Growth Rates

break in time series: 1999, 2004, 2006, 2017

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), trng_lfse_01 and trng_lfse_03, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 18/10/2018).

Lifelong learning by education - Belgium

percentage of population aged 25-64

 20002005201020122015201620172017//20002017//2012
less than primary, primary and lower secondary education2.23.13.22.93.02.83.22.22.0
upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education6.57.36.15.55.55.36.0-0.51.8
tertiary education11.915.312.311.611.211.513.70.83.4
//: Average Growth Rates

break in time series: 1999, 2004, 2006, 2017

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), trng_lfse_01 and trng_lfse_03, https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 18/10/2018).

UN target: 4.3 - By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.

UN indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 4.3.1 - Participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

This indicator is also included in another database of the Federal Planning Bureau, additionally providing regional data for Belgium: the indicators of the innovation system.

More information is available in FR(ench) and NL (Dutch).