It is political and scientific consensus, that in a knowledge-based Europe an efficient life long learning process for people is essential.
Inclusion of informal learning, recognition of competences, earned in former learning processes, self-controlling, competence development, networking, learning guidance, popularisation and equal opportunities with access to learning are in the focus of life long learning strategies.
To implement these approaches into peoples thinking and acting is a great challenge.
The EC declares in its paper of strategy “Europe 2020” in guideline 8 the demanding aim to “develop work force, with labour market demanded qualification and support for a high quality of jobs and life-long learning”. Project PRO-LEARN aims to promote the life long strategy, raising the awareness of its contents, discussion and its further development with protagonists in training and education. Consortium will support transnational cooperation by exchange of regional and national experiences and approaches, close European cooperation between providers of education and training. Learners, teachers and trainers will develop approaches to promote motivation, guidance, ability and empowerment. As an extraordinary characteristic, the project will support learners over the whole span of life, with different social and cultural backgrounds.
Methods and new approaches will help trainers and teachers to foster learners in motivation, orientation and empowerment. Development, test and transfer of innovative best practice within the European regions will fulfil the European strategy with life and will encourage people to design their own tailor made learning process.
The project PRO-LEARN will produce methodological approaches for motivation, self-confidence and self-responsibility for the individual use of educators and learners.
It provides all outcomes and products to enrich and to promote regional, national and European strategies of life long learning.