Lifelong learning is a right not a privilege, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg told delegates at a key international conference this week.

Speaking at the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit, she set out an ambitious vision for lifelong learning, based on the notion of lifelong learning as a human right. Flexible learning solutions were needed to facilitate lifelong learning for all, she said, and were essential to the development of inclusive and sustainable societies.

Madhu Singh, one of the world’s leading experts on the recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of non-formal and informal learning and a long-time member of the UIL team, died suddenly on 11 December 2018 in her hometown of New Delhi, India.

Dr Singh gained her MA in Sociology,...

On 19 and 20 July 2018, experts came together at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning to discuss the development of a handbook on lifelong learning policy development and implementation.

An international team of specialists in the field of lifelong learning has been formed to...