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Title: Life-Long Learning Programmes
Posted By: Krini Askanis
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European Success Stories

Education and Training for Social Inclusion towards an inclusive Europe

The European Union had designated 2010 as the European year for combating poverty and social exclusion. One of the priorities is related to the importance of facilitating access to education and training to all.

Projects made by trainers teachers in education and training activities are for the following programmes:

  • Comenius for school education
  • Erasmus for higher education
  • Grundtvig for adult education
  • Leonardo de Vinci for vocational education and training

Life-long learning programmes enable individuals at all stages of their lives to pursue stimulating learning opportunities across Europe. The Jean Monnet programme stimulates teaching, reflection and debate on the European integration process at higher education institutions worldwide.

LLP Objectives

  • More opportunities for lifelong learning within Member States.
  • More contribution of lifelong learning to social cohesion active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, gender equality and personal fulfilment.
  • More participation of people of all ages in lifelong learning, including those with special needs and disadvantaged groups, regardless of their socio-economic background.
  • More development of ICT-BASED content, services, pedagogies and practice for lifelong learning.

How does the Language Programme Contribute to Social Inclusion?

European societies are facing rapid change due to globalisation. As a result, day-to-day experiences of many Europeans are becoming more international and, consequently, more multilingual.Therefore, everyone should have access to appropriate language training so that there is no undue linguistic obstacle to living, working or communicating in the European Union. Mastering language skills can increase employability as well as enabling citizens to express themselves and to participate actively in society. The LLP programmes also includes a key transversal activity, “Languages” that is devoted to the teaching and learning of languages. It contains a wealth of opportunities for language project and brings inspiration to transnational cooperation.


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