27.01.2014 - 27.01.2014

Policy Debate: Benefits of Lifelong Learning

Time:27.01.2014 - 27.01.2014
Location:European Parliament, Room ASP 3H1, Brussels, Belgium

The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) and the German Institute for Adult Education (DIE), aim to make aware of the benefits of adult education and lifelong learning. The benefits of adult learning go way beyond the economic and job-benefits but extend to social and benefits, such as health, social cohesion, self-esteem, active citizenship and well-being. In this regard the BELL-Project was initiated, which has been researching and analyzing these benefits over the last two years in nine European Countries.

Based on facts, figures, policies and best practice examples this policy debate will discuss: What do we learn from the results of the BELL-project? How do these relate to the findings of PIAAC (OECD Survey of Adult Skills)? How can Adult Education react o these findings?

Venue

Monday, 27 January 2014, 15:00-17:00
European Parliament, Room ASP 3H1, Brussels, Belgium

Programme

Moderator: Ms Gina Ebner (Secretary General, EAEA)

WELCOME AND OPENING
Mr Mitro Repo (MEP, S&D)

RESULTS OF THE BELL (Benefits of Lifelong Learning) RESEARCH PROJECT
Mr Jyri Manninen (BELL-Project partner, University of Eastern Finland) and
Ms Marion Fleige (BeLL coordinator, DIE)

WIDER BENEFITS OF LIFELONG LEARNING IN PIAAC
Mr Jens Fischer-Kottenstede (European Commission, DG Education and Culture) tbc

THE POLICY PERSPECTIVE OF THE BENEFITS OF LIFELONG LEARNING
Ms Martina Ni-Cheallaigh (European Commission, DG Education and Culture) tbc

Registration

Please register by 17 January by sending an email to eaea-office@eaea.org. If you need a visitor badge to access the EP premises, please add your date of birth, address and ID number.

See the event invitation here.