As we watch the switch from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy, lifelong learning plays crucial role in achieving social inclusion and strengthening active participation in society. Rapid technological changes and unstable employment situations lead many people to undergo several transitions in their lives as they continually seek to gain additional knowledge and competences. Broader learning opportunities, both outside and within formal education settings, are necessary in order to address these needs.
This document brings together a background paper on Lifelong Learning and a case study by our Member the Movement for Peace (MPDL) from Spain. MPDL set up ‘The School for Peace’ an educational project in one of the most deprived districts of Madrid, El Pozo - Entrevías.