News

Towards equitable and inclusive quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030

May 20, 2015

Mr Arne Carlsen, Director of the UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning, will chair a group session at the World Education Forum 2015, which is being held from 19 to 22 May 2015 in Incheon, Republic of Korea, on Operationalising Lifelong Learning.more

2015 edition of Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks

Apr 27, 2015

UNESCO HQ, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) launched the 2015 edition of the Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks at the 5th...more

New lifelong learning terminology in Spanish and Portuguese

Apr 22, 2015

A pioneer project has developed a Spanish and Portuguese glossary with new terms and concepts in lifelong learning. The glossary is intended to be used in youth and adult education in Latin America.more

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Publications

Recognition, Validation and Accreditation of Non-formal and Informal Learning in UNESCO Member States

Apr 16, 2015

‘The recent development of lifelong learning policies in many UNESCO Member States has shown that there is a growing demand for the knowledge, skills and competences acquired by adults and young people over the course of their lives to be evaluated and accredited within different contexts: work,...more

Lifelong learning in Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda and Tanzania

Apr 01, 2015

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning has produced a study on key issues and policy considerations in promoting lifelong learning in five African countries. This study draws lessons from desk research and fieldwork that are summarized in ten recommendations for further action and reform.more

Accreditation of prior learning as a lever for lifelong learning: lessons learnt from the New Opportunities Initiative, Portugal

The book gives an account of the research conducted in the independent evaluation of the New Opportunities Initiative (NOI), one of the largest Portuguese governmental programmes in recent decades to upgrade qualifications. The NOI demonstrates that the recognition of non-formal and informal...more

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