The objective of this action is to support the creation of transversal networks that promote mutual policy learning and exchange of information on good practices and critical factors for the development and implementation of coherent and comprehensive approaches towards lifelong learning.
Such networks should bring together actors across relevant sectors and levels of policy-making and implementation (national, regional, local) from at least 8 countries and provide a forum/platform for joint reflection and European co-operation in identifying and promoting innovation and best practice. The main objective is the pooling of expertise to support lifelong learning policy development, experimentation and implementation at national/regional/local level.
Cooperation and transfer of good practice should focus on the development and implementation of coherent and comprehensive lifelong learning approaches that cover and interlink different sectors and forms of learning and that bridge the worlds of education and work. Such approaches to lifelong learning should aim at promoting opportunities and learning pathways which are learner centred, flexible and without "dead-ends" using innovative and practical lifelong learning instruments to achieve the personal development, employability and the social inclusion of citizens of all age groups and backgrounds, in particular through: