International directory of lifelong learning policy and research established
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has created an online International Directory of Lifelong Learning: Policy and Research. The Directory is a compilation of over 200 governmental departments, institutions and agencies involved in lifelong learning policy and research from 98 UNESCO Member States. These entries have been selected from a total of 268 initial entries proposed by the National Commissions for UNESCO of Member States.
The Directory will serve as a tool to collect information, foster exchange and galvanise regional and international collaboration on lifelong learning policy research and practice.
Users of the online Directory, currently available only in English, can easily gain access to information on the mandates, international activities, policy issues and activities of various governmental departments, institutions and agencies. Detailed information on entries can be accessed by region, country or thematic category of mandate or research area.
UIL welcomes new entries to the Directory and information updates on existing entries. Interested governmental departments, research institutes, university faculties, and agencies with a mandate to develop national policy or carry out research in lifelong learning may apply to join the Directory. A Nomination Form (link to be added here) should be downloaded and completed and forwarded to the relevant National Commission for UNESCO for nomination. For information updates on existing entries, please send an e-mail with updated information to LLL.Directory(at)unesco.org.