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ERIC Number: ED441076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Pages: 156
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-2-87116-294-8
Lifelong Learning: The Contribution of Education Systems in the Member States of the European Union. Results of the EURYDICE Survey. Survey 2.
EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).
A survey offers the first overview of lifelong learning activities undertaken in the member states of the European Union, noting the strategies being implemented to varying degrees from one country to the next and presenting a first snapshot of the trends that have developed. The survey found that lifelong learning is a concept that emerged in the 1970s and defines lifelong learning in terms of individual responsibility. The survey also notes the challenges facing the education systems, such as strengthening basic learning, facilitating access and diversifying provision in higher education. The member states have all included lifelong learning in the role of enhancing employability. They are looking to their school systems to instill the ability and desire to learn from compulsory education onward and to adapt higher education to demand. The bulk of the document consists of country reports on the state of lifelong learning efforts in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. (Contains 24 references and a questionnaire.) (KC)
EURYDICE, European Unit, Rue d'Arlon 15, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium (Also available in French and Portuguese, paper only). Tel: 32-2-238-30-11; Fax: 32-2-230-65-62; e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education and Culture.
Authoring Institution: EURYDICE European Unit, Brussels (Belgium).
Identifiers - Location: European Union