REPORT ON TRENDS & DYNAMICS IN AE LOCAL POLICY MAKING
LEAP reflects on concrete challenges identified in several EU publications on the subject:
* Education and Training 2020, ET2020: “Adult learning is a complex policy field, whose responsibility is often divided across several ministries and agencies at several levels of policy making (municipal, regional, national). This shared responsibility often results in fragmentation and inefficiency”
* In-Depth Analysis of AL Policies and Their Effectiveness in EU, DG EMPL: “[the need to] establish mechanisms for policy alignment at local and regional levels; and build knowledge base concerning what works in adult learning”, and “develop regional, local and sectoral networks as mechanisms for policy alignment“
The project also embraces the UNESCO´s concept and network of Learning Cities. A learning city promotes lifelong learning for all. It is a city that:
- effectively mobilizes its resources in every sector to promote inclusive learning from basic to higher education;
- revitalizes learning in families and communities;
- facilitates learning for and in the workplace;
- extends the use of modern learning technologies;
- enhances quality and excellence in learning; and
- fosters a culture of learning throughout life.
In doing so, the city enhances individual empowerment and social inclusion, economic development and cultural prosperity, and sustainable development.
Mapping represents the Intellectual Output 2 and is designed to study and analyse the local policies, especially the trends and dynamics that drives or inhibits the AE policies on local level.