Education, from ITS to Lifelong Learning

Developing the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that enable people to contribute to and benefit from an inclusive and sustainable future is a process based on two pillars:

  • Education, to equip students with the skills they need to become active, responsible and engaged citizens, also in view of rapid economic, environmental and social changes, with jobs that have not yet been created, technologies that have not yet been invented, to solve social problems that have not yet been anticipated (OECD, The Future of Education and Skills, 2018).
  • Lifelong Learning, which is a strategic instrument for implementing innovation into society, with special attention paid to SMEs. Empowering workers to up- and reskill throughout their entire lives is the key-challenge for next years, to increase permeability between different education pathways/systems and improve flexibility.