Scientists at the JRC's Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) have carried out an independent audit of the European Lifelong Learning Indicators (ELLI) Index, a new aggregate measure for the country-level assessment of lifelong learning in the EU Member States.

The audit concludes that the ELLI-Index is built according to sound statistical methodology and has the potential to open up ideas and dialogues relating to lifelong and life-wide learning to a wider population within and outside Europe.

The ELLI project is an initiative led by the Bertelsmann Foundation and this index represents a first step towards making lifelong learning more tangible and measurable. The conceptual framework for the ELLI-Index is loosely based on UNESCO's International Commission on Education for the 21st Century and identifies four major dimensions of learning.

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