Journal article

European Governance in Adult Education: On the comparative advantage of joining working groups and networks

Marcella Milana, Luigi Tronca, Gosia Klatt

EUROPEAN JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ON THE EDUCATION AND LEARNING OF ADULTS | LINKOEPING UNIV ELECTRONIC PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

This article examines the working of complex intergovernmental policies that have brought about new opportunities and structures in European adult education since the 2008 global financial crisis. Drawing on political sociology, it restricts attention on the Renewed European Agenda for Adult Learning (2011), to examine its historical development, and how it bundles together various governance mechanisms, policy instruments, and social actors to govern the adult education policy domain through policy coordination. This points at regulatory politics as a distinctive quality of European governance in adult education. Then, through Social Network Analysis, it explores in depth one of its policy ..

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Awarded by European Union


Funding Acknowledgements

This paper reports on research undertaken under the project "Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe" (ENLIVEN). This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 693989.