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Funding Sources

European Social Fund 719 M€

National Contribution 126,8 M€

Targets for 2023

60% of adults certified in training courses with school certification and / or vocational training

61% of graduates in double certification courses at secondary level (ISCED 3)


HCOP’s Axis 3 aims to enhance lifelong learning qualifications, promoting better conditions for employability, thus prioritising its intervention within segments of youth and adults without a complete secondary education degree and / or without professional qualifications. 

Supported actionsFor whom?

Qualifica and processes of recognition, validation and certification of competences (RVCC)


Young and adults who seek to improve and certify their skills

Learning courses


Youth with the 9th year of school or above, without completion of their secondary education

Adult education and training courses (EFA)


Adults not having completed their basic or secondary education who are willing to complete any cycle of non-higher education or wishing to obtain a professional certificate

Back-to-school education courses

Students without a complete secondary education


Adultos; Aprendizagem; CQEP; Recorrente; Educação; Formação