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Adult Education in Finland
How to define non-formal adult education?
The essential feature of non-formal education (i.e. liberal adult education) is the diversity of curricula, voluntary nature of participation and use of learner-based methods.
The institutes set up objectives independently and they have independent responsibility over the usage the state subsidy. In the state budget non-formal sector covers about 165 m€ of the resources allocated to adult education in Finland in the year 2012.