The European elections are an opportunity to create a Learning Europe

The 2019 European elections are an opportunity to shape the future of Europe – in EAEA’s vision a Learning Europe with all necessary skills, knowledge and competences. We want to make the candidates for Member of the European Parliament (MEP) aware about the importance of adult education and invite them to support our vision.

As EAEA we are very concerned about the challenges of Europe linked to skills and competences, from digitalization to democracy to employability. The 2019 European elections are an opportunity to shape the our vision of a Learning Europe with all necessary skills, knowledge and competences. EAEA aims to strengthen adult learning and education at the European Level and raise its visibility among the candidates for the upcoming European elections in May 2019.

Adult education helps change lives and transform societies – it is a human right and common good. Our updated EAEA manifesto outlines how adult education contributes to the positive development of Europe, its transformative possibilities and the power and joy of learning. However, solid public investments in adult education organisations and adult learners need to be made. Adult education needs to be clearly framed within an overall lifelong learning strategy that takes into account and gives equal importance to all sectors and all forms of learning (formal, non-formal and informal).

Candidates for Members of the European Parliament can support EAEA’s vision and goals for the future of Europe. Therefore, on behalf of millions of adult learners and educators, EAEA asks its members to contact candidates and invite them to become “Supporter of Adult Learning and Education” and share their visions about a Learning Europe. We want to know how committed MEP candidates are to promote adult education in Europe.

We will present their answers, together with the candidate’s profile, on our website this spring and disseminate them widely across Europe.

Take a look at our previous European elections campaign in 2014 and MEP candidates’ answers