26.11.2013 - 26.11.2013

EAEA & DVV international Workshop: "Lifelong Learning in Development Cooperation - An Unfinished Agenda"

Time:26.11.2013 - 26.11.2013
Location:Brussels, Belgium

Lifelong learning is a key for achieving social change and reducing poverty levels around the world. It has the capacity to positively affect many dimensions of poverty, peace, reconciliation as well as conflict prevention.

Adult education creates change through enhancing employment prospects, improving health levels and financial literacy of poor people as well as giving better chances of acquiring the tools needed to run their own lives.

However, these benefits are often not understood outside of the educational discourse and there is a lack of recognition of the education sector when looking at development goals, in particular non-formal adult education.

Policy makers and even civil society organisations often do not include education interests. As a result the respective United Nations Millennium Development Goals and "Education For All" targets for 2015 will mostly be missed, especially the Education For All goals explicitly affecting adult learners.

Detailed programme is available on the workshop website.

If you have any questions, please contact the EAEA Policy Officer Ricarda Motschilnig or the dvv international Deputy Director Uwe Gartenschlaeger.