The European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning - EARLALL - currently includes the co-operation of 23 regional and local authorities aiming to influence European policy and to co-operate in projects in the field of lifelong learning.
Lifelong Learning is central to achieving the goals of the Lisbon Agenda which aims at making the EU the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world. EARLALL aims to reach a high degree of collaboration among its members in the field of the Lifelong Learning policies and establish a close cooperation with the European Union institutions.
EARLALL has since its creation in 2001 co-operated in a number of European projects and contributed to the European debate on lifelong learning through various position papers in the European Cohesion policy debate as well as the European Education and Training area.
Current co-operation areas include lifelong learning and entrepreneurship, bilateral agreements to promote mobility and promoting transregional co-operation in the new European Social funds programmes.