EAEA Policy Debate at the European Parliament 2011: New European Agenda for Adult Learning

The 2011 EAEA Policy Debate was on Migration & education, and on the New European Agenda for Adult Learning. It was organised in cooperation with Malika Benarab-Attou, MEP on 7 December 2011.

The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council adopted a resolution on a renewed European agenda for adult learning - the follow-up to the Action Plan on Adult Learning - on 28 and 29 November 2011. This policy debate was one of the first opportunities to get to know this New Agenda and to debate the challenges and conditions for its successful European implementation. The European benchmark for the participation of adults in lifelong learning is to be 15% in 2020, and considerable efforts will be needed to achieve this.

The policy debate presented this resolution and how it will be implemented. The European Association for the Education of Adults also provided a civil society perspective on this renewed agenda and presented a focus on adult learning and migration.


Malika Benarab-Attou, MEP

Presentation of the New Agenda for Adult Learning
Stanisław Drzażdżewski, Polish Ministry for Education

The EU level support to the New European Agenda for Adult Learning
Hélène Clark, Director, DG EAC

A civil society perspective on the New Agenda and a proposal for adult learning and migration
Sue Waddington, President EAEA

Debate with the participants

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