The 2016 Council Resolution on A New Skills Agenda for an Inclusive and Competitive Europe reflects a common vision about the role of skills. With the right skills, people are better equipped to find good-quality jobs and can fulfill their potential as confident, active citizens. In light of the evidence provided by the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) on adult skills levels and deficits for member states, as well as the aims set by the EU Agenda for Adult Learning, it can be concluded that access to lifelong learning is not equally distributed across the adult population. The 2014 Active Aging Index of the EC and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) reinforces the emerging need for active and healthy aging of older people, as the average score of 33,9% among all EU countries fails to meet the 57% target set by 2017, while pointing that Social Participation of older people is lower than ever (17,7%).
Evidently, the project pioneers to design, pilot test, implement, monitor and evaluate a tool kit for the design, development and monitoring of innovative strategies for: