International Seminar for European Masters in Lifelong Learning

The European Master’s Programme in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management (MA LLL) is one of the European Union’s flagship Erasmus Mundus programmes. This truly international programme, with students from over 40 countries worldwide, operates through a network of four universities in Bilbao, Copenhagen, London and Melbourne. Within the framework of its partnership agreement with MA LLL, UIL was invited to participate in the annual international MA LLL seminar from 18 to 21 November 2014 at Deusto University in Bilbao, Spain. This included a workshop on UIL’s activities and a keynote speech delivered by UIL Senior Programme Specialist Ulrike Hanemann, one of the three visiting scholars to the seminar, on the integration of literacy and basic skills into lifelong learning policies. Around 50 students, supervisors and coordinators from the four universities attended the seminar. MA LLL offers a unique way for students to learn how to analyse, develop and implement lifelong learning policies, as it provides opportunity to study in intercultural cohorts in different countries. Around 140 students have graduated so far as lifelong learning professionals. Many of them have completed internships at UIL.