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Malta: Unveiling the National Strategy for Lifelong Learning 2023-2030

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Malta: Unveiling the National Strategy for Lifelong Learning 2023-2030

15 January 2024
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In November 2023, the Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability (DRLLE) within the Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research, and Innovation introduced the new National Strategy for Lifelong Learning 2023-2030. This comprehensive strategy aims to enhance the lives of adults through education and training, recognising the crucial role of lifelong learning in our dynamic world. 


It centers around three key pillars, encompassing 50 actions and 16 measures: 


Pillar I: Empowering low-skilled and low-qualified adults through enhanced educational opportunities. 

Pillar II: Diversifying learning methods and opportunities via community, work-based, and non-formal approaches. 

Pillar III: Ensuring the quality of lifelong learning courses through a paradigm shift in stakeholder collaboration. 


To ensure its effective implementation, the strategy employs a three-layer monitoring and evaluation system, emphasising collaborative efforts among stakeholders to promote lifelong learning for all. The allocation of sufficient human and financial resources, combined with a holistic approach, is expected to pave the way for a more inclusive and prosperous society. 


Building upon previous iterations, this new strategy specifically aims to safeguard the well-being of underserved citizens vulnerable to social exclusion. It aims to support Malta in achieving its ambitious goals: 


  • 57.6% of 25-64 year-olds participating in lifelong education courses, encompassing both formal and non-formal education within the community. 

  • 86.4% of 20-64 year-olds being employed. 

  • A 3.1% decrease in the number of 20-64 year-olds at risk of poverty by 2030. 




Source: Eurydice Unit Malta

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