Czech Republic, education, European Union, lifelong learning, people
People are the main asset of the European Union (EU) and the key to the creation and transfer of knowledge, i.e. they constitute one of the factors determining the innovation potential of each society. Investment in education and training is a decisive factor in competitiveness, sustainable development and employment within the EU, which significantly affects the quality of life. The aim of this article is to assess the position of the Czech Republic (CZ) in an international comparison based on EU indicators in the field of education and to evaluate the involvement of Czech organizations in the process of lifelong learning. The evaluation of data has shown that the CZ is below the EU average in most of the indicators set out in the Europe 2020 strategy; however, in the CZ there is an ongoing change in the structure of education, the level of achieved education is gradually incresing. The results of the primary research indicate that the organizations that systematically plan educational activities and greatly exceed the expected rate are primarily large, international and state organizations.