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12 February 2016

Kick-off Meeting in Hannover

On February 11th and 12th, 2016, the project partners met in Hannover, Germany to start the…
07 September 2016

Conference in Switzerland

Adult Learning Conference in Switzerland: September 2016
29 September 2016

Partner Meeting in Copenhagen

29-30 September 2016: Second partner meeting in Copenhagen to discuss the (almost) finalised…
04 April 2017

Partner Meeting in Porto

The first multiplier event of the Finale projectc was held in Porto, Portugal, on 5 April 2017. It…
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06 December 2017

Meeting and Multiplier Event in Brussels

6 December 2017: Final event and multiplier event in Brussels, Belgium

Alan Tuckett: Why There is so Little Political Commitment to Adult Education

In an article for the World Economic Forum, adult education expert Alan Tuckett explores the question of why there is not more financial and political commitment to adult education, even though there is ample evidence of its benefits to the individual, the economy and society.

He writes: "The benefits of adult learning are felt across the range of government departments - the improved health, notably mental health, that learners enjoy benefits health budgets, and offender learning reduces recidivism benefiting justice departments, for example. But on the other hand, the expenditure tends to be made in the margins of the education budget where schools' and universities' needs inevitably dominate".

Read the full article "Lifelong learning helps people, governments and business. Why don't we do more of it?" at


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