The Council adopted a resolution on a renewed European agenda for adult learning, which aims to bring fresh impetus to this important area of education.
The agenda both sets out a long-term vision in this field up to 2020 and establishes a number of short-term priorities to be achieved by 2014.
- autonomy of the learner but also responsibility for his/her learning pathway and outcomes;
- learning later in life to promote active, autonomous and healthy ageing among seniors and using their knowledge and experience for the benefit of society;
- greater access to higher education for adults;
- developing new skills necessary for active participation in modern society;
- solidarity between different age groups, between cultures and people of all backgrounds;
- designation of national coordinators to facilitate cooperation with the European Commission and effective liaison with multiple stakeholders in each country."