Terms used in official statistics

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Participation in education and training (by LFS)


The measure of lifelong learning encompasses educational activities undertaken with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competences, within personal, civic, social or employment-related perspectives. Education should be understood education in the school system (formal education), while participation in training refers to non-formal education (often carried out in the form of courses, workshops, seminars, etc.).

In the LFS, the information concerning participation in education and training is collected for persons aged 15-74 years in respect to last 4 weeks or 12 months preceding the survey.
Besides formal and non-formal education there is also informal education – the information concerning participation in this form of education does not fall within the scope of the LFS.

High-level terms

Low-level terms:

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Badań Społecznych i Rynku Pracy