Euroopa 6.Raamprogrammi integreeritud projekt, milles osaleb 13 institutsiooni erinevatest Euroopa riikidest. Projekti eesmärgiks on analüüsida haridussüsteemi rolli elukestva õppe ja ühiskonna sidususe tagamisel Euroopa riikides. Projekt keskendub makrostruktuuride, poliitikate ja institutsioonide mõju analüüsimisele. Projekti käigus viiakse läbi üks haridussüsteemis õppijate kvantitatiivuuring ja kaks kvalitatiivuuringut (haridusametnike ja tööandjate intervjuud), samuti analüüsitakse EuroStati poolt läbiviidava Täiskasvanute Koolituse Uuringu andmeid
The project is financed by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme. The project engages fourteen institutions from different European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway, Scotland, Slovenia and Russian Federation. LLL2010 started on 1 September 2005 and will be finished by 28 February 2011. The project focuses on the contribution of the education systems to the process of making lifelong learning a reality and its role as a potential agency of social integration. Its aims and objectives are to study the effect of country-specific institutions on access of adults to the education system and to assess the effectiveness of access policies and practices in different EU member states, as well as in associated countries and their implications for the creation of European knowledge society. Within the project empirical studies will be carried out with regard to macro, meso and micro levels in order to take into account macro-structural factors and national policies, as well as institutional factors and actors’ motivation and actions, which are all considered to influence the role of educational systems in promoting lifelong learning. Project includes 5 Subprojects, which will help to achieve the objectives of the whole project. Subproject 1: Review of literature and policy documents. Subproject 2: Research I (individual aspect) investigates participation and non-participation of adults in formal learning on the basis of the Eurostat Adult Education Survey (2006-2007). Subproject 3: Research II (individual aspect) consists of a survey of adults studying in the formal education system. Subproject 4: Research III (institutional aspect) is directed to SME’s and the participation of workers in formal learning. This will involve interviews with SME managers. Subproject 5: Research IV (Institutional aspect) consists of interviews with schools and universities management, officials and other stakeholders in adult education.