Lifelong Learning Interest Group


What is the Lifelong Learning Interest Group?

Initiated by EAEA and Lifelong Learning Platform together with a number of MEPs, the Interest Group on Lifelong Learning brings together civil society representatives and MEPs to discuss key issues connected to lifelong learning with strong emphasis on adult education.

An important reason to form the Interest Group on Lifelong Learning is the new European Commission and its priorities. We stand for a comprehensive and trans-sectorial lifelong learning approach, and want to stress that education is not only about employment, but is linked to personal development, social inclusion, active citizenship, and much more. The interest group works as a "watchdog" to what the European Union is doing.

The focus of 2015–2016 is "Inclusive education for inclusive societies". The group aims to fight inequalities and discrimination in education in order to reach the Europe 2020 and Education and Training 2020 headline targets and contribute to the EU growth strategy this way.

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Past meetings

  • 26 September 2017: The Role of Education in Promoting and Strengthening Citizens' Rights

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  • 16 April 2015: Launch of the Interest Group on Lifelong Learning

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  • 22 September 2015: "What should Europe do to Better Promote Tolerance and its Fundamental Values?"

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  • 16 February 2016: Launch of the Interest Group on Lifelong Learning

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  • 30 November 2016: Employment and the New Skills Agenda

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  • 21 March 2017: Principles of Inclusiveness for Improved and Modernised Education

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MEPS members of the Lifelong Learning Interest Group


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