Active Labor market policies and Lifelong Learning in Greece

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Παιδαγωγικό Τμήμα Δημοτικής Εκπαίδευσης
Active Labor market policies and Lifelong Learning in Greece
Γλώσσες Τεκμηρίου:
Abstract: The main goal of the present paper is to discuss how and under what circumstances, active labor market policies and Adult Education could assist staff to cope with stress and enhance skills and abilities to achieve employment. The high numbers of unemployed in Greece together with the long-term ineffective austerity measures and policies imposed in the country and the reduction of the social welfare state, created many multiple and complex issues that deteriorated after the pandemic. The present paper suggests that specific active labor market policies must be employed together with Lifelong Learning policies and programmes to ensure future developments. Greece, more than any other modern European country, was faced for several years with extreme austerity measures that affected the social, economic, and personal level. The working population and especially young people had to cope with prolonged unemployment, limited options for reentering the job market and the associated stress that follows exposure to adverse experiences. The phenomena of brain drain and brain waste, are well documented in Greek research and literature. Covid-19 pandemic was another stroke in an already unbalance economy. Lifelong Learning programmes, that are meant to assist not only the working but also the general population to increase social and other skills, as a way of ensuring access to the labour market, are addressed to only a small portion of the population and usually to those who need them the least. The current paper presents the challenges that Active labor market and Lifelong policies in Greece must face in the process of coping with prolonged unemployment, brain drain and brain waste.
Έτος δημοσίευσης:
Anna Tsiboukli
Angelos Efstratoglou
Adult Education Critical Issues
National Documentation Centre (EKT)
Αριθμός / τεύχος:
Active labor market policies, Unemployment, Lifelong learning, Adult education
Κύρια θεματική κατηγορία:
Εκπαίδευση – Αθλητισμός
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