16.10.2014 IN FOCUS

EAEA sends a letter to Commissioner-designate

In its letter, the EAEA asks Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner-designate for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, to consider adult education in its wider understanding. This includes not only upskilling but also active citizenship, personal development, families, health, social cohesion and many other areas.

EAEA also insists on the fact that adult education is part of lifelong learning and needs to be recognised as an important sector next to schools, higher education and vocational training.

EAEA asks the Commissioner-designate to "uphold a strategy for adult education that takes the wider understanding of adult education into account and that contributes to adult education being part of wider life¬long learning policies". The Association also recommends that Ms. Thyssen has a "close cooperation and coordination" with the Directorate-General Education and Training (DG EAC).

Read the complete letter on a website for EAEA Statements.