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.


Forthcoming meetings: to be announced

Past meetings:

MEPs supporting the Lifelong Learning Interest Group

Photo Julie Ward

Julie Ward (S&D)

United Kingdom

Vice-Chair of the Interest Group
Photo: ©European Union 2014 – Source: EP


European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)

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Policy Officer Raffaela Kihrer, raffaela.kihrer[at]eaea.org

Lifelong Learning Platform

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Communication Officer Andrea Lapegna, andrea.lapegna[at]lllplatform.eu