Who are we?

EARLALL is a Brussels-based network of regions aiming to contribute to EU policy-making and cooperate in projects in the field of lifelong learning. Based on the unique strengths of every region and local authority, EARLALL facilitates regional collaborations and partnerships, as well as an open and rapid exchange of knowledge in a context of trust and confidence.

The network was established in 2001 under the initiative of regional governments willing to build a solid cooperation in the field of lifelong learning. Indeed, EARLALL believes that regions and local authorities have a privileged role in designing and implementing strategies related to it, since they are in direct contact with educational institutions, the business environment and, most notably, citizens.

Our Strategic Vision

In 2023, EARLALL launched a 5-year strategic plan.The strategic plan provides a clear and overarching vision for EARLALL, outlining its goals and aspirations for the next five years. Through the strategic plan, EARLALL gathers input from its members, partners, and other stakeholders to ensure that the strategies reflect their needs and interests. The strategic plan increases the adaptability and flexibility of our actions, all the more important in the face of the digital and green transition, demographic changes, and uncertainty that many lifelong learning systems are coping with.

Read the strategic plan 2023 – 2025

Our statutes

Our activities

  • We increase and highlight the role of regions and local authorities in planning and implementing lifelong learning policies.
  • We contribute with our expertise to EU policy-making for lifelong learning, and pursue an active dialogue with the European institutions.
  • We facilitate cooperation and joint work through EU-funded projects.
  • We monitor and disseminate information on EU policies, programmes, and funding. 

Our initiatives

Our Partnerships

EARLALL is a member of the Harnessing Talent Platform’s Working Group on Research and Innovation

EARLALL is a member of the European Commission’s Pact for Skills Initiative

EARLALL is a member of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EafA) and co-lead of the EafA community on the role of regions and cities in apprenticeships.