7.3.2RECOMMENDATION 2: A BREAKTRHOUGH IN LIFELONG LEARNING

Eagerness to learn, acquiring knowledge, learning new (digital) competences... are key to innovation in a knowledge economy, for a more shockproof society... VARIO cannot emphasize enough that Flanders needs a new mindset, a stronger culture for lifelong learning, for upskilling and reskilling...

Given the potentially high macroeconomic impact of lifelong learning, breakthroughs are imperative in the next decade. The aim should be to triple the number of lifelong learners in Flanders relatively quickly by the end of this Flemish legislature in 2024[1]. The Lifelong Learning Platform announced in the Coalition Agreement, must be set up quickly. Its priority must be to develop an evidence-informed overarching strategy with concrete measures for a learning society as soon as possible.

[1] VARIO Memorandum 2019-2024: https://www.vario.be/en/publications/vario-memorandum-2019-2024