"The aim of this article is to examine how EU lifelong learning policies are
trying to reach the vulnerable by looking at what measures against social
exclusion they offer and how equitable these measures are. It is a qualitative
study that focuses on policy documents that form the European Union’s legal
and political frameworks of reference in the lifelong learning area since 1992.
The document analysis has been complemented by semi-structured interviews
with EU lifelong learning experts. The findings show that early school