The Effects of Adult Learning

Professor Jyri Manninen explains the results of the BELL-project (Benefits of Lifelong Learning), May 2014, interviewed by Johanni Larjanko.


The Benefits of Lifelong Learning (BeLL) study investigated the benefits to learners of participation in organised non-formal, non-vocational, voluntary adult education (hereafter “liberal adult education”) in Europe. Funded by the European Commission within the Lifelong Learning Programme (“Studies and Comparative Research, KA1”), the BeLL study was carried out by a consortium of partner organisations from nine Member States plus Serbia as a tenth associated partner. The project ran from 1 November 2011 to 31 January 2014.

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Jyri Manninen, Doctor of Education, University of Eastern Finland
Saara Luukannel, Licentiate in Philosophy, Palmenia Center for Continuing Education, University of Helsinki