Equipping adults for the 21st Century: Joining Forces for Action on Skills and Competences

When :

from Monday 9 December, 2013
to Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Type of event :

Category 6-Expert Committee

Where :

Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, Vilnius, Lithuania, Konstitucijos pr. 20, LT-09308 , Vilnius, Lithuania

Contact :


This conference is organized by the Directorate-General for Education, and Culture of the European Commission (DG EAC) and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) In the framework of the Lithuanian Presidency of the European Union. It aims implementing the Renewed European Agenda for Adult Learning and follow-up on CONFINTEA VI.
The DG EAC, UIL and the Lithuanian Ministry of Education have agreed to organise a joint 1.5 day conference on adult learning in Europe, to take place during the Lithuanian Presidency of the European Union.

The conference aims to assess implementation of the Renewed European Agenda for Adult Learning and the Belém Framework for Action against the overall findings of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC). It will discuss what policy action is needed to increase access to and participation in adult education, and how quality and efficiency of adult learning could be improved.

Whilst the various reports to be presented will take stock of the situation at the moment, it should come up with recommendations on how policies should improve and on some immediate actions to be taken, in order to ensure that all adults have access to relevant and high quality learning opportunities throughout their lives.

200 experts from the EU and UNESCO Member States from the “Pan-European Region” will be invited. They include the National Coordinators for Adult Learning; members of the EU’s Thematic Working Groups on quality and financing adult learning; Directors-General responsible for adult education; adult education associations, as well as representatives of regional or multi-lateral organisations, European and international associations and institutions.