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'Promoting Lifelong Learning in Turkey: putting the LLL Strategy in practice'

Promoting Lifelong Learning in Turkey: putting the LLL Strategy in practice

Wprn: WP14-10-01-TUR




This event will be organised by the Turkey Ministry of National Education (MoNE) with the support of the European Training Foundation (ETF) and in cooperation with EU Delegation in Turkey. It is part of the long standing work of the Turkish Government to determine mid- term and long term policy reforms and measures with the aim of extending and improving Life Long Learning provision in Turkey.
At this stage of development, there is a consensus on what can be done to promote lifelong learning and how to go forward from concepts to implementation. Lifelong learning is a tool, and not a goal in itself to improve opportunities for personal and career development. Lifelong learning is a fundamental component in the fight against unemployment and social exclusion and in the efforts to foster economic competitiveness. Although the provision of lifelong learning has to increase to provide more opportunities for lifelong learning, it also has to be relevant to support individual and professional development.
New formal structures are coming into place to make lifelong learning more relevant. These include the Turkish Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning that provides instruments to quality assure and recognise lifelong learning. Hundreds of occupational standards have been used to develop relevant qualifications and training programmes for adults and young people and recognition of prior learning has been tested and developed.
The new LLL strategy 2014-2018 builds on the work done during the previous years. The strategy moves from establishing a lifelong learning infrastructure with a focus on awareness raising, enhancing the opportunities and strengthening and coordinating the LLL system. The target of increasing LLL participating cannot be achieved by the public sector alone. This means that the partnerships with the public sector, with the private sector, with local authorities, with private providers and with non-governmental organisations are gaining importance.
With this new LLL strategy Turkish institutions have moved from 16 to 6 priorities addressing raising awareness about LLL, increase access to LLL, develop a lifelong guidance and counselling system, develop the system for the evaluation of prior learning and develop a LLL monitoring and evaluation system.
The objectives of this event are to: 1. Ensure stakeholders understand the implications of the national lifelong learning strategy; 2. Strengthen ownership of the different priorities among stakeholders; 3. Assist in translating the priorities into doable actions that can be used in building the provincial action plans; 4. Identify next steps including support measures from the EU and the ETF.
Participants will include: policy and technical level representatives from different Ministries and from authorities in charge of vocational qualifications, higher education, public employment services, scientific research, SMEs development, international cooperation and media; stakeholders representing employers’ associations, trade chambers, education and training providers, municipalities’ unions and non-governmental organisations; representatives of the EU Delegation in Ankara and the European Training Foundation.

Type of Event: Operational
Place: Antalya (Turkey)
Date: 03/12/2014
Topic(s): Policies and Systems; Portability of Skills; Employment; portability of skills; Key Competences; Governance of education and training systems
Project: WP14-10-01-TUR
Organiser: Lida Kita, Cristiana Burzio ;
Contacts: Lida Kita, Cristiana Burzio;


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