The project will first contribute new knowledge of the impact of LLL policies on young adults’ life courses, yielding insights on the conditions, strategies, and necessities for policies to become effective. In addition, it will provide insights on the innovations and potentials they unlock, in particular with view to informal and non-formal learning to better address vulnerable groups. Second, the project contributes to a better understanding of the structural relationships and functional match between education/training and the labour market sectors. Third, the project will provide a thorough review of regional policies and initiatives in the countries studied, laying bare distinct dynamics and trends, but also mismatches and redundancies. In particular, the project aims at identifying successful programmes in terms of sustainable solutions in integrating labour market with, social inclusion as well as their transferability to other contexts.

Thus, the expected impact of YOUNG_ADULLLT is manifold at various levels of policy making and for the various stakeholders (public, private and business) involved in LLL polices. The project offers

  • policy-makers and education authorities evidence of successful policies and programmes promoting education policy and practice;
  • research and professional communities comparative knowledge about LLL policy orientations and objectives, success criteria, compatibility and integration with other social policies at local level;
  • education providers insights into innovations and potentials related to recognition of informal and non-formal learning of young adults in vulnerable positions;
  • for industry and labour market actors evidence of different patterns of skills supply and demand as well as insights into different networks and landscapes of policy-making in LLL;
  • young adults the opportunity to express their perceptions of policies and their fit to local contexts, living conditions and individual life projects.