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We are planning a meeting during the Aveiro Conference (there is a slot on 5th June 14:30-15:30). The idea is that each member could give a brief outline of the financing of ULLL in their countries (institutional + program level) and the main issues they are facing. This should enable us start exchanging and identify themes to be discussed in more depth.
Could you please let us know if you will be able to attend the Aveiro meeting?
The political parties are beginning to negotiate the program of the new Cabinet after general elections in Finland. One of the main parties has suggested to launch a system of learning accounts, into which the employer, the public bodies and the individual could invest. The employee could then use the funds for ‘continuous learning’ (the politically correct concept here these days).
Another viewpoint to this was raised in the Future of Work Conference in Brussels in April. In the panel, a representative of the small enterprises called for ‘field-specific funds’ for lifelong learning. His logic was that this would promote LLL whereas the companies needed not be afraid that their investments in staff development would lead to moving to other companies after training.
Any experience on this in other countries?