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NECE 2018 approaching! Save the date

When? 6-9 September 2018
Where? Marseille, France
Liberal democracy is in a state of crisis. Worldwide, a “democratic recession” can be observed, even in countries that have long claimed a leading role in defending and spreading democratic values and freedoms. Uncertainties about the future of the European Union and its transformation into a “Citizens’ Europe” are shaping the run-up to the European Parliament elections in May 2019. At the same time we observe new signals for a renewed emphasis on the value […]


SAVE THE DATE – Strategy/Job/Society for VET – Venice may 28th 2018 – Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista

EVTA (European Vocational Education and Training Association) and ENAIP NET, the Italian consortium of regional Enaip bodies, promote the event “Strategy/Job/Society for VET”, which will be held in Venice on the 28th of May in the majestic location of Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista.
Distinguished keynote speakers will debate on VET’s future trends within nowadays ever-changing society and labour market:

Joao Santos, Deputy Head of Unit VET Vocational training, Apprenticeship & Adult Learning – D.G. Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion at European […]


Launch of the EU survey ‘Vocational Education and Training 2035’

The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) is currently working on a project focusing on the ‘Changing Nature and Role of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Europe‘. The research will support the European Commission and the EU Member States in setting objectives for post-2020 European cooperation in the area of vocational education and training. The project is coordinated by 3s Unternehmensberatung and consortium partners include Danish Technological Institute (DTI, DNK), University of Warwick (IER, UK), Tallinn University (IISS, EST), Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (FGB, IT), and the Federal […]


BETA Europe – Interview with David López


This interview appeared on BETA Europe’s March newsletter
Tell us a bit about yourself – your academic background, and how your career path led you to Lifelong Learning Platform?
Education is the revolving centre of my personal and professional path; it has always been and will continue to guide my actions. My studies focused broadly on civilisation and language, but also in administration, economics and most of all social studies. I was originally a teacher in primary school, and […]


PLA on “linguistic and cultural diversity” in Helsinki, Finland

From SIRIUS Network newsletter
Two days long peer learning activity (PLA) on “linguistic and cultural diversity- integration of migrants through inclusive education in schools” held in Helsinki, Finland, on March 22-23. The activity was organized by the European Commission and hosted by the Ministry of education and culture, Finland. SIRIUS’ member, Nafisa Yeasmin, from the University of Lapland, Finland, was invited to attend the PLA on behalf of the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) representing both the LLLP and SIRIUS.
Nafisa sent […]


EAEA’s open call for Grundtvig award

Each year, the EAEA celebrates innovation and excellence in adult education by awarding successful adult education projects. This year, the EAEA Grundtvig Awards – themed “Cooperations and Partnerships” – will be given to projects that produce new partnerships and promote innovative cooperations. All participating projects will get European-wide visibility – don’t miss the opportunity! Read more about the criteria and apply by completing the submission form on the EAEA website by April 15th!


A Bachelor is a Bachelor: EURASHE releases a statement on Recognition of Qualifications

EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education) released its position on the recognition of qualifications.  The statement responds to the EU’s public consultation on promoting the mutual recognition of qualifications and study periods abroad. This should serve for further EC recommendations within the discussion on European Education Area.

EURASHE holds the view that each level of the three-tier system including the Short Cycle Higher Education has a generic quality and value, irrespective the ‘status’ of the institution and the […]


Message to Europeans 3.0 – A renewed narrative for the European Union

Message to Europeans 3.0” is a new European project awarded to EucA and partners
(CIME, Italian Council of the European Movement, Bibó István Szakkollégium and Studentski Dom Ljubljana).
With the aim of building a shared “new narrative” for the European Union a team of 40
students selected as “Student Leaders” will be engaged in various activities encouraging democratic participation, and inspiring young people’s civic engagement in the European countries. The goal of the project is to propose a new “Message […]


Europeana to launch new awards: here is the #edTech Challenge 2018

Our partners and colleagues at Europeana  are very happy to announce a new competition focused this time on education: Europeana #edTech Challenge 2018. Europeana invites digital publishers, entrepreneurs, developers, designers and cultural heritage digital thinkers to submit their best idea(s) that use cultural heritage and digital technologies to foster innovative learning and teaching. The price is €20.000 and the deadline for submission is 28th February. All the information required for the application and the assessment criteria are available on […]


COMMUNIA – Educators ask for a better copyright

As appeared on the COMMUNIA website, today a joint letter was sent to all MEPs working on copyright reform. The letter is an urgent request to improve the education exception in the proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. It is supported by 35 organisations representing schools, libraries, universities and non-formal education, and also individual educators and information specialists.
The future of education determines the future of society. In the letter we explain the changes […]