Founded in 2001, EARLALL is a unique Brussels-based network of 13 regions (plus observers and partner regions) aiming to influence European policy and to co-operate in projects in the field of lifelong learning.
Based on the unique strengths of every region and local authority, EARLALL facilitates regional collaboration and partnerships and the open and rapid exchange of knowledge in a context of trust and confidence. EARLALL supports its members engage in and shape EU lifelong learning policy, develop successful projects at the EU level and raise their profile in Brussels.
EARLALL’s goals are cooperation and attention to raising the role and visibility of regional and local authorities in the field of lifelong learning at European and international level. EARLALL believes that regions and local authorities have a privileged role in designing and implementing strategies on lifelong learning since they are in direct contact with citizens, educational institutions and business environment.
We increase and highlight the role of regions and local authorities in planning and implementing lifelong learning policies.
We influence EU policies for lifelong learning and pursues an active dialogue with EU institutions.
We facilitate cooperation and joint work through EU funded projects.
We monitor and disseminate information on EU policies, programmes, and funding.
EARLALL is an international non-profit association registered in Belgium and established in 2001 under the initiative of regional governments willing to build a solid cooperation in the field of lifelong learning.
The network is managed by a General Assembly, consisting of its members and a Board of representatives of these.
The General Assembly meets annualy.
Members of the Board are elected by the General Assembly.
President: Basque Country
Vice-president: Brittany Region
Treasurer: Jämtland Region
Board members: Baden-Württemberg, Catalonia, Tuscany, and Veneto
The secretariat in Brussels ensures the day-to-day management.
Members are actively involved in the life of the association through their participation in meetings, technical working groups specialised in particular issues, thematic seminars, and other events to take forward joint projects.
Download our Statute in English or French, and our Regulations.
Networks and Partnerships
Why become a member?
Regional and local authorities responsible for lifelong learning policies need a strong organization to promote and represent their interests. The strength of EARLALL lies with its members. EARLALL believes that regions and local authorities have a privileged role in designing and implementing strategies on lifelong learning since they are in direct contact with citizens, educational institutions and business environment.
EARLALL is a respected, professional, open and dynamic Brussels-based network within the Brussels lifelong learning landscape.
EARLALL offers to regional and local authorities the following services:
access to information and advice
participation in EU projects
influencing future EU policy and programmes
positioning pioneering initiatives and best practices
How to join us?
If you wish to become an EARLALL Member, please read and agree with the Earlall Statute and Regulations. An Application Form should be completed and signed by your political representative, then it should be sent to the EARLALL secretariat together with a declaration on the competence of your Regional/Local Government in the field of education/lifelong learning, related to the objectives of the EARLALL – please see art 4 of the statute for the EARLALL objectives.
Please note that only regional and local authorities with competence in lifelong learning can become members, while other organisations have the possibility to become observers of the organization.
Download our membership procedure