Life-long learning must be accessible at all ages - AGE Policy Paper

nicole-honeywill-1089680-unsplashTo 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.

Read our Policy Paper

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