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Lifelong Learning in the European Union: whither the Lisbon Strategy?

2 June 2005


In this Issue Paper, Hywel Ceri Jones, examines why the lifelong learning principle emerged in the Lisbon Agenda. He sets out priorities for the EU in the second half of the Lisbon Process, to make Europe a globally competitive player by 2010. He advocates greater and better spending for education and training on the European level and argues that increased early childhood education, higher standards for vocational training, better linkages between universities and industry and a greater emphasis on 're-skilling' and lifelong learning can have a crucial impact on Europe's competitiveness and help involve European citizens in the Lisbon Process.

Lifelong Learning in the European Union: whither the Lisbon Strategy?