The first Intensive Programme 'Comparative Studies in International and European Strategies in Lifelong Learning' took place in Wuerzburg on 9–22 February 2014. The International Winter School was attended by 51 master's students from five European countries (Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, and the United Kingdom). During the programme they discussed theories and approaches to be used for analysing European and international lifelong leaning strategies. Furthermore, the programme featured direct interactions with key European stakeholders in lifelong learning and with lifelong learning practitioners, especially from the local adult and continuing education community in Wuerzburg. A further activity was the comparison of subtopics of lifelong learning in selected European countries. In small international project groups students represented their home countries and compared their national approaches towards realising lifelong learning.