Sunday, 24 August 2008

Launch meeting - 5 p.m. Tuesday 30 September: Campaigning Alliance for Lifelong Learning

Dear Colleagues
CALL Launch meeting - 5 p.m. Tuesday 30 September - UCU Conference Centre, 27 Britannia St, Kings Cross, WC1X 9JP.

If you are concerned about the loss of over 1.5 million publicly-funded adult education places ... Come to the launch meeting of CALL - the Campaigning Alliance for Lifelong Learning - on 30 September (details below) and

Please return the attached registration form to . Book early because this promises to be a big event with over 40 already indicating on Facebook that they will be coming.

Supporting / Affiliating to CALL

CALL has been launched initially by NIACE, NUS, UCU, UNISON, and the WEA but we want it to involve all those people and organisations who agree with the six points (below).

If you are interested in being involved or in your organisation affiliating to CALL, please inform Funso Akande on giving your details:



Position held (if any)



Individual involvement: YES / NO

Organisation affiliation: YES / NO

Any Other Information:

With best wishes

~paul ~

Paul Mackney - NIACE Associate Director (FE)

E: / M: 0797 435 3709

A: NIACE, CAN Mezzanine, 32-36 Loman Street, London SE1 0EH

FOUNDING STATEMENT FROM Campaigning Alliance for Lifelong Learning

We have founded CALL, the Campaigning Alliance for Lifelong Learning , because we believe that affordable access to the life changing opportunities provided by education is the hallmark of a civilised society.

CALL is a non-party political alliance. The only qualification for joining is commitment to our six founding principles below.

Our founding conference will take place at 27 Britannia St, London, WC1X 9JP on 30 September 2008 at 5.00pm. Discussion will focus on a new manifesto for the expansion life long learning. If you want to attend or send a conference delegate, you can either:

· complete and return the attached form

· register online at

CALL believes our education system should provide:

1. quality of access to high quality education for all learners (regardless of: class, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, asylum status or employment status), including a statutory right to learning in the workplace

2. universal access to basic skills, ESOL and ICT courses and a first level three qualification regardless of age

3. learner, teacher and community involvement in all levels of decision-making about their learning wherever it takes place

4. learning for personal wellbeing and development and the maintenance of local authority adult education

5. a path out of poverty and disadvantage including widening participation in higher education and the provision of a second chance later in life

6. a stable, motivated and rewarded workforce of professional practitioners.


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