Initiated by EAEA and Lifelong Learning Platform together with a number of MEPs, the Interest Group on Lifelong Learning brings together civil society, MEPs, and other stakeholders to discuss key issues connected to lifelong learning, with strong emphasis on adult learning and education.

We stand for a comprehensive and trans-sectorial lifelong learning approach. Education, we believe, is not only about employment, but is linked to personal development, social inclusion, active citizenship, and much more. The interest group works as a "watchdog" to what the European Union is doing.

The group aims to promote participation and inclusion in lifelong learning in order to reach the headline targets and objectives of the European Education Area and contribute to sustainable and just growth in the European Union.


Upcoming meetings:

19 March 2024: The ballots are opening - the role of lifelong learning in advancing democratic societies

Venue and time tbc

Past meetings:

Logo of the LLLIG

29 November 2023

European Education Area at a Crossroad: Key Competences and the Upcoming EU Elections

MEPs supporting the Lifelong Learning Interest Group

Photo Dace Melbarde

Dace Melbarde (ECR)


Vice-Chair of the Interest Group
Photo: ©European Union 2019 – Source: EP

Photo Roberta Metsola

Roberta Metsola (EPP)


President of the European Parliament
Photo: ©European Union 2019 – Source: EP


European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)

Mundo-J, Rue de l'Industrie 10, B-1000 Brussels
+32 (0)2 893 25 23
Christin Cieslak, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, christin.cieslak[at]eaea.org

Lifelong Learning Platform

Mundo-J, Rue de l'Industrie 10, B-1000 Brussels
+32 (0)2 893 25 15
Andrei Frank, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, policy[at]lllplatform.eu