Europe’s Lifelong Learning Markets


Milana, Marcella; Klatt, Gosia and Vatrella, Sandra (eds.)

Europe’s Lifelong Learning Markets, Governance and Policy

Cham: Springer International Publishing

This book explores European governance and policy coordination within lifelong learning markets. Using an instruments approach, the editors and contributors examine the ways in which governance mechanisms employed by the European Union influence policy to regulate lifelong learning, and intervene in lifelong learning markets, at both European and national levels.

Günter Hefler and Eva Steinheimer analyse “The Austrian Response to Youth Guarantee” in their chapter of this new volume of Palgarves studies in adult education and lifelong learning.

Filling an important gap in the current lite­ra­tu­re, this book examines how streng­the­ned policy coor­di­na­ti­on at the EU level con­tri­bu­ted to the blurring of boun­da­ries between policy fields and the rede­fi­ni­ti­on of the function of adult education after the 2008 recession. Divided into three parts, this book draws on a range of case studies from countries including Spain, Denmark, Bulgaria and the UK. It will be of interest and value to students and scholars of education policy and gover­nan­ce, adult education and lifelong learning.