UIL Lifelong Learning Alert No 7 - 8 May 2019


What is happening around lifelong learning these days? How are countries making lifelong learning a reality? What are the latest developments in policy and practice? This is issue No 7, 8 May 2019, of the UIL Lifelong Learning Alert.

The new service offers you regular insights and news on lifelong learning from all world regions. The alert is compiled regularly; the fourth issue is featured below and you can subscribe for this and other UIL publications here.





Europe and North America



Deutsche Welle

Millions of Germans have trouble reading and writing

More than 6 million adults in Germany struggle to read and write simple texts in German, a new study has found. The government touted the results as a success, but experts said low literacy could take an economic toll.









World Book Day raises awareness around the enriching experience of books

World Book and Copyright Day is a Unesco commemorative day celebrated on 23 April, because of its association with the death of literary luminaries such as William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.






Latin America and the Caribbean



Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

Encourage children to read again

Let’s Read will be providing reading material for children from infants to 16-year-olds. The organisation has been working with the Education Ministry providing books for primary schools.




Arab States




The way to the future starts with self-sevelopment, centres around lifelong learning

The way towards the future begins with self-development for individuals and centres around lifelong learning, asserted expert speakers at the third annual Public Administration Forum, held in Dubai, under the theme “Capacity Building for Future Readiness”.






Asia and the Pacific



Asia Development Blog

Tomorrowland: Applying futures studies and foresight in policy dialogue

Futures studies provide tools that allow us to understand past change and current problems, while mapping emerging issues and trends. They enable us to "see" disruption and sense the future.





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