To achieve principle 1 of the European Pillar of Social Rights and the EU-level target of 60% of all adults taking part in training every year by 2030, life-long learning must be accessible at all ages.
In our joint Policy Statement, we welcome the EU initiative on individual learning accounts which could become a powerful tool of individual empowerment. Yet to make them relevant at all ages, AGE specifically suggests:
- to mention older workers in the recommendation, emphasising the need of training entitlements and targeted communication to prevent professional exclusion and tackle unemployment at older age;
- to lift the age limit which is discriminatory and goes against to the right to education;
- to embrace the diversity of the European population and ensure accessible, adapted, adequate learning opportunities for all.
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