Nordic co-operation is based on shared values, culture and history, and in particular, on a shared view of democracy and education. Adult learning is a priority areas of Nordic co-operation. Together with the sub-programme Nordplus Voksen, the NVL comprises MR-U’s efforts within the policy area of adult learning.
The NVL’s primary tasks include: promoting the development and implementation of strategies for lifelong learning and skills development; contributing to personal development and democratic participation; promoting collaboration with the Nordplus Voksen framework programme; providing structured and strategic information on the experiences and results of Nordic co-operation; and establishing synergies with international, and especially European, co-operation on adult learning.
Its work is organised by way of a number of networks and working groups that, in addition to their national foundations, involve civil society and business.
- promote the development and implementation of lifelong learning and skills development in various areas of adult learning in the Nordic countries;
- contribute to the development of Nordic education systems through ongoing and strengthened policy dialogue with MR-U/EK-U and decision-makers, as well as co-operate with the rotating presidencies of the Nordic Council of Ministers;
- contribute to personal development and democratic participation through different forms of adult learning;
- together with Nordplus, promote dialogue and interaction with the Nordplus Voksen framework programme;
- promote interaction with civil society and business, and raise public awareness; and
- provide structured and strategic information on the experiences and results of Nordic co-operation on adult learning, both within the Nordic Region and internationally, especially at European level.