Learning is a lifelong journey.

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning views lifelong learning as an integrated good. This holistic view is intersectoral and transcends sectors, serving as a guideline for education in the 21st century.

The NGDIL fully supports this mandate. A continuous, voluntary, and self-conscious pursuit of knowledge stimulates all people, everywhere.

Why we do what we do.

By pursuing new technologies and interoperable education systems, we are working towards a world where education is accessible to everyone. A world where the individual is encouraged to commit to self-development and the development of the communities they are part of.

Learning should be an inclusive activity at all levels, whether it is a single skills course or an extensive degree program. Through research and development, we will continue to discuss the practical integration of lifelong learning in all our efforts.

UNESCO Lifelong Learning: 5 elements.

Lifelong development has never been more important, whether it is for individuals, cities, or the global community of education policymakers. It is central to the United Nations' development agenda and a major focus in UNESCO's work. Five elements are central:

All age groups.

Educational opportunities must be available to everyone, regardless of their age group: from the youngest child to the oldest retiree, everyone has the right to learn.

All levels of education.

Learning activities should be encouraged at every level, from basic literacy to advanced degrees. Accessible learning opportunities should be available to everyone.

All learning modalities.

The emphasis is on equality in value of all different learning modalities, whether they use distance, personal, or hybrid approaches.

All learning spaces.

Every classroom is important, whether it is at school, in the office, online, or at the workplace. Every space used for learning is equally important.

A variety of purposes.

Whether it is individual competitiveness and employability, social inclusion, personal development, or citizenship, every learning goal has value. The emphasis on Lifelong Learning.

EU adults participate in LLL
Europeans not active in LLL

The emphasis on Lifelong Learning.

It is human nature to be curious. That curiosity leads to learning, which in turn leads to development and a better way of life, as an individual and as a society.

We promote lifelong development and are committed to building a progressive society. A society that promotes good mental health and well-being. With better-educated staff, more and more from collaborations, and a growing inclusive global society as a whole. There is still a long way to go: Only 10% of adults within the EU participate in LLL.

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How life long learning can help.

At the heart of lifelong learning is the promotion of and extensive access to personal development opportunities. At the same time, society also benefits from collective improvements in skills and the further development of individuals:

Increased skills of the local population
Improved health and mental well-being of the community
Higher degree of motivation for community improvement
Increasing degree of regional innovation and economic progress
A more collaborative and interactive community
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