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Dr Muir Houston, Depute Director of CR&DALL, recently attended the 16th International Higher Education Reform (HER) Conference: Digital Society and Higher Education in Mexico City between the 11th and 13th September, 2019. The conference featured a mix of Keynotes, Plenary Panels, and Parallel Paper sessions. Dr Houston's report follows:

This Cedefop briefing paper - Implementing a holistic approach to lifelong learning: Community Lifelong Learning Centres as a gateway to multidisciplinary support teams - aims to inform European Institutions as well as national policy and decision makers on the issue of integrated and holistic approach to lifelong learning. It also share a few recommendations on ways to establish lifelong learning systems at local, regional and national level.

Please find featured below and attached the Spring 2019 issue of the newsletter Ripples, from the Australian Learning Communities Network (ALCN):

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 14, 16 September 2019, of the UIL Lifelong Learning Alert.

The draft National Education Policy (NEP) of India has many important suggestions to make higher education more purposive towards enabling India to achieve its constitutional vision and future aspirations. On the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, for Dr Rajesh Tandon, UNESCO Co-Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, the draft NEP must be informed by Gandhi’s vision for higher education in India.

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