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Lifelong learning in Europe

Lifelong learning is defined as “all learning activity undertaken throughout life, with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and/or qualifications for personal, social and/or professional reasons”. Older people have gained skills throughout their life in formal, informal, and non-formal learning settings. These skills are as important in old age as they are during childhood, adolescence, and adult life. It is a common myth that older people do not learn (any more), the truth is: They just learn differently!

The SLIC workshops is one of the opportunities, especially for disadvantaged older people, to learn about themselves, the skills they have already acquired, and the potential of using it for future action and participation in social activities.