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ERIC Number: EJ813717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Towards CONFINTEA VI: Lifelong Learning Advocacy in South Eastern Europe
Dimitrova, Anelia
Convergence, v40 n3-4 p115-129 2007
Adult learning is a field that has so far been neglected in education and training reforms in South Eastern European countries and territories but which is beginning to emerge as an important policy area. Further efforts are needed to foster national policy debate about the importance of lifelong learning (and adult education as a vital component of it) for increasing the employability and competitiveness of the people and the countries in the SEE region, and for strengthening social cohesion, active citizenship and personal development. The peculiar post-war situation in the region requires additional efforts from all actors involved in terms of new skills to build trust and reconciliation between divided communities. Against this background, the regional office of DVV International initiated a new project in 2008, aimed at promoting lifelong learning in the region by empowering adult education experts in the region to conduct more effective lobbying and advocacy for lifelong learning, using in particular the upcoming International Conference on Adult Education--CONFINTEA VI--as both an advocacy tool and a mid-term goal. (Contains 6 notes.)
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. Renaissance House, 20 Princess Road West, Leicester, LE1 6TP, UK. Tel: +44-1162-044200; Fax: +44-1162-044262; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Europe; Kosovo; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia