General Directorate for Life Long Learning

General Directorate for Life Long Learning was established in 2011 under the Ministry of National Education. It deals with all the issues related with the non-formal and informal education and training.  

Role in the project:

Observing partner in this consortium: the General Directorate of Lifelong Learning will participate in international mangement meetings and international dissemination activities. They will also be involved in the exchange of materials and good practices. A conference will be organised in Turkey in order to present the evaluation and conclusions of the experimentation in order to convince relevant stakeholders of the importance of Educational Guidance for low skilled adults and present the different models together with the conditions and criteria.

Activities include: establishing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policies in order to disseminate education and training in a way to continue lifelong learning; carrying out non-formal education and open education services. Preparing the programmes, training material and tools for the non-formal education and training are part of the responsibilities of the directorate. 

There are 6 groups under the directorate:

  • Education Policies and Programmes, mainly responsible for developing and disseminating lifelong education and training strategies and policies;
  • preparing LLL programmes, developing policies to support informal learning;
  • Open Education, mainly responsible for defining methods and principles related with open education system, following the registration, transfer and graduation, guidance and counseling issues in the open education institutions, carrying out tasks for the accreditation of informal learning;
  • Social and Cultural Training and Activities, mainly responsible for carrying out work related with the skill and hobby courses and cultural activities, planning and implementing all kinds of training and socio-cultural training and activities for the children, youth and families;
  • Monitoring and Evaluation, mainly responsible for all kinds of monitoring and evaluating activities of the non-formal education and training;
  • Social Partners and Projects, mainly responsible for preparing and implementing project activities for the services to be realised effectively and efficiently, cooperating  with related public institutions, sector and non-governmental organisations and enabling coordination amongst them.