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National strategy for lifelong learning


2.Organisation and governance

2.2National strategy for lifelong learning

Last update: 27 November 2023


Restart of Training Centers (Επιμορφωτικά Κέντρα)

After one year suspension of the classes of the Training Centers (Επιμορφωτικά Κέντρα) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth (YPPAN), the classes have restarted in the middle of November 2021. 

Lifelong Learning

The European Union has recognized at an early stage that education and training contribute to the transition to the knowledge society and are essential elements both for personal fulfillment and for the development of skilled, trained and flexible workforce, that has the skills and qualifications needed by the European economy and European society to remain competitive and innovative, while contributing to the promotion of social cohesion and inclusion.

The need for investment in knowledge, skills, and abilities, throughout people’s lifetime and in all areas of education and training is vital. Preschool education and school education lay the foundation. Vocational education and training play a key role in facilitating the transition from the world of education to the world of work. Higher education trains the staff that is needed for the promotion of research, development, and innovation. Upgrading the skills of adults is essential in order to have a productive workforce. 

The vision of Cyprus for Lifelong Learning Strategy of 2021-2027 is to assist citizens in pursuing their educational and training needs and goal in all educational settings (formal, nonformal and informal) throughout their life and will guarantee them possibilities for personal development and fulfilment, well-being and successful work and family life.

The priority axes of the National Strategy for Lifelong Learning 2021-2027, which have been decided are the following:

•    Increase of the participation of adults, 

•    reduction of unemployment among young people, 

•    upskilling and reskilling of low qualified and low-skilled adults, 

•    benefiting groups such as early school leavers, NEETS and migrants/refugees, and enrichment of knowledge, skills and competences of the              participants.