European conferences on the prerequisites, consequences and contradictions of lifelong learning 1996 (Dresden) and 1998 (Lissabon).
In 1996, the European Year of Lifelong Learning, IRIS together with other EGRIS partners initiated a series of two European conferences to clarify the meaning and the impli8cations of the conceopt of lifeling learning. The first conference 1996 in Dresden under the title “Options for the Integration of Living, Learning and Working” dealt with the relationship between lifelong larning and changed life courses as well as the biographical perspective of individuals. The second conference 1998 in Lisbon “Differences and Divisions” addressed the contradictions between the diversification of learning and education and the persisting social inequalities. The conference proceedings have been published in two volumes (see publications).