The social significance of lifelong learning has experienced significant growth in recent years. At the same time, scope of application of lifelong learning and labour law have become increasingly intertwined and overlapped. Topics such as upskilling, reskilling, employability, and employment security have gained substantial societal relevance. Furthermore, new institutions, including just transition procedures, have emerged.

The role of labour law within the context of lifelong learning is a multidimensional phenomenon. It is enshrined in EU regulations, national legislation, collective agreements, company-level policies, and numerous other agreements. While EU regulations have gained increasing importance, national legislation, institutions, and industrial relations have also influence the means to implement lifelong learning.

The primary objective of this research project is to analyse lifelong learning from the perspective of various aspects of labour law. It seeks to deepen our comprehension of the relationship between lifelong learning and labour law as well as understanding of contemporary labour law.

Workshop, 25-26 May Helsinki, Finland

The two-day workshop on Lifelong Learning and Labour Law was successfully held at the University of Helsinki Faculty of Law. The event featured a series of fascinating  presentations that explored the intricate relationship between labour law and lifelong learning, with a special emphasis on various national characteristics, institutional frameworks, EU regulations, and the pivotal role played by different stakeholders.