Lifelong Learning - A Tool For All Ages

Lifelong Learning - A Tool For All Ages 

Lifelong learning is of key importance for individuals of all ages and holds an array of benefits for them and society. It promotes their full economic and societal participation, enables them to be better informed and more active citizens, contributes to their personal well being and fulfilment, supports their creativity and innovation, and increases their efficiency as workers or volunteers. 

Learning is intrinsic and we engage in learning throughout our whole lives.
However, the age of an individual has a clear impact on their propensity to take up or have access to opportunities for training and lifelong learning. Participation rates decline in relation to a person’s age and level of initial education. This is an important challenge for policy makers. Training and educational efforts need to reach people of all ages. 

Date: 12/01/2007
Author: AGE Platform Europe
Organization: AGE Platform Europe
Reference: http://www.age-platform.eu/images/stories/EN/AGE_leaflet_lifelong_learning.pdf
Only for Members: No
Content type: Good practises
Tags: cognition, health, senior generation
Categories: Overall support