I Online consultation (2012) Revision vs. restatement Recommendation vs. convention Learning vs. education Adult vs. youth & adult Actions (What to be done) Procedures (How it works) Wording (Conceptual clarity) L I N K I NG
Public Draft (2014) Actualizing (conceptions) AE as core component of LLL and denoting the entire body of organized learning processes (I.1) L I N K I NG AE to participate in changing working environments, but also to engage with poverty alleviation, intergenerational solidarity, social mobility, justice, equity, exclusion, violence, environmental protection and climate change (I.4 & 5) & recognition of private sector (III.12ii) UN declarations, conventions and recommendation on TVET, but also CONFINTEAs IV, V, VI, BFA & GRALE (Preamble & III.8) Policy to advocate for the indispensable function of AE (III.12b) & governance to recognize the contribution of the civil society (III.14e)
II Online consultation (2014) No more: “empowerment”, “joy of learning”, “advocacy” But: explicit reference to community, popular and liberal education Wishes & fears Revisions to text Actualizing (conceptions) Actions Procedures Wording New foci (e.g., literacy measurements, post-2015, OER, neuroscience research etc.) • Final draft (2014)
Democratizing policy-making? • Do ‘open’ consultation works? • Who participates? Why? How? • How do open consultations ‘fit’ into the broader decision-making process? • Whose voice is represented? Whose voice is not? Why?
Consultation timeline I Online consultation (June 2012) II Online consultation (June 2014) Final Draft (April 2015) Public Draft (June 2014) 1976R 2015 2012 2014 Consultation Member States (Sep 2014- Jan 2015) I Expert meeting consultation (July 2012) II Expert meeting consultation (May 2014)