The Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Road Map for Lifelong Employability

The conference is now history, but the impact lives on, and is embodied in a Road Map from Lillehammer with advices to Goverments and international organisations, education sector and enterprises as well as educators and learners.

This road map is a set of recommendations to achieve lifelong learning for lifelong employability. It is based on the recognition of the need for continuous adaption and acquirement of new skills as decisive factors for developing an inclusive and sustainable working life for us as individuals, as a society and globally as a community. Further, the road map is a contribution to protect human dignity at work and the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.”

The recommendations are directly derived from the ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit 2019. An overall aim for the conference was to create a meeting place for stakeholders and actors from education, public and private sector, labour unions, governments and intergovernmental organisations. These parties were reflected in the plenary programme, the many break-out sessions, as well as in the topics addressed. All speakers and participants at the conference were invited by the Core Programme Committee to contribute to the road map, and the results reflects their contributions and priorities. 

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Lifelong learning for lifelong employability

The speed of digitalisation is constantly challenging and affecting the ways we work. These challenges require new skills and competencies which again has led to an increasing focus on and demand for lifelong learning by society.

While digitalisation throws up new challenges, it is also the solution to address these. Through enabling accessibility and flexible delivery of new competency training, lifelong learning can be made available to all. However, these solutions to address societal needs of the work force of tomorrow, requires a close collaboration between providers of higher education, researchers, work life organisations and industries, technology suppliers and businesses.

Within this context, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences and ICDE wished welcome to the ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit 2019 in Lillehammer, February 11. – 13. 2019.

The Summit was an international meeting place where higher education met business for developing lifelong learning for the future. Researchers and professionals in lifelong learning and ICT in education exchanged and shared their research and knowledge with representatives from industries and employers organisations.

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