"Development of Lifelong Learning Strategy"

2005 - 2008. The project is financed by ESF and the Republic of Latvia.

The goals of the project are: in cooperation with regional development agencies to elaborate lifelong learning policy guidelines and the action plan, as well as the necessary informative and organizational system for the development of lifelong learning in regions. Elaboration of the lifelong learning policy guidelines is related to the long-term and short-term goals of the National Programme "Development and Implementation of Lifelong Learning Strategy". 

This project is the basis for the National Programme "Development and Implementation of Lifelong Learning Strategy". Different social partners will be involved in its implementation. 

There have been already worked out the basic guidelines of the lifelong learning policy. There has been carried out a research "Availability of Lifelong Learning and Chances of Educating in Latvia" (2006). 
Currently the work continues on the following activities:
- Elaboration of action plan for implementation of the basic guidelines of lifelong learning policy. 
- Consultative and educational activities in cooperation with regional development agencies and development councils in order to create lifelong learning support system in the municipalities. 
- Publicity and informative activities. 
- Educational activities and consultations about the implementation of lifelong learning strategy.

Results of the project:
 - Basic guidelines of lifelong learning policy have been elaborated; personnel of the regional development agencies and municipalities has been trained.
- The action plan for the implementation of the basic guidelines of lifelong learning policy has been elaborated, as well as the recommendations for decision-makers in education policy. Lifelong learning coordinators in the regions have been trained. 
- There is a united lifelong learning network in Latvia; the capacity of the education centres has been strengthened. 

More information about lifelong learning: http://www.muzizglitibavisiem.lv



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