EAEA is committed to active ageing and encourages a common vision on the participation of older people in adult learning. The association advocates for more attention for learning later in life.
Older people are a large and growing part of the EU´s population and this is changing our societies in important and fundamental ways. Older persons wish to be active participants in their workplaces and communities, but in many cases opportunities and facilities are not available or accessible. Learning provides many of these opportunities, and research has shown the benefits. It is therefore necessary to provide high quality learning opportunities for all older people, which, in turn, will need the necessary framework of policies, funding, structures and access.