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Lifelong Learning Platform – European Civil Society for Education is looking for a Policy & Advocacy Officer

The Lifelong Learning Platform (LLL-P) is an umbrella organisation that gathers 40 European organisations and networks active in the field of education, training and youth, based all over Europe and beyond. LLL-P aims to voice citizens’ concerns about lifelong learning. The Platform promotes a holistic vision of lifelong learning. If you are interested to embrace such an aim, you are welcome to express your interest in this new opening.
The Lifelong Learning Platform is looking for a highly motivated dynamic […]

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Education and lifelong learning priority action for the European Pillar of Social Rights

The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the emphasis given to education and lifelong learning in the newly presented recommendation of the European Commission for a Pillar of Social Rights. After more than a year of negotiations, the Commission has put forward a set of applicable principles to scale up social inclusion and step up social progress.
The Lifelong Learning Platform and its members have participated extensively in the consultations with EC officials and have communicated the needs of NGOs in […]

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Key Competences for Lifelong Learning

The Lifelong Learning Platform, together with the contributions of its members, has developed a reaction to the review process of the Key Competences Framework.
The paper is a reaction to the review process of the European Framework for Key Competences for Lifelong Learning. Ten years after the release of this framework, the European Commission launched the review process of the Framework, as part of the New Skills Agenda for Europe initiative. The Lifelong Learning Platform acknowledges the importance of the common […]

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The debate on NGO funding in the EU: LLLP contribution

On the rise, up on the agenda of the EU Parliament, lies a controversial proposal by Markus Pieper, a German lawmaker from the EPP-affiliated Christian Democratic Union (CDU). The MEP recently presented an own-initiative report in the European Parliament urging stricter rules on EU-funded NGOs. According to the German MEP, the European Commission should stop funding NGOs which oppose the EU’s “strategic commercial and security objectives”, a phrase that angered civil society groups.
This opinion has raised a huge buzz, together […]

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Launch of the Erasmus+ evaluation survey 2017!

The Erasmus+ Survey 2017 is launched! The LLLPlatform makes an annual review of the Erasmus+ programme implementation and shares its results with policy-makers to enhance the application process and the content of the programme. This survey is conducted by the Platform to evaluate how beneficiaries (like you) have experienced the past round of applications of the Erasmus+ programme: what do you think of Erasmus+? Are you satisfied with its new features? What problems did you encounter? What suggestions for improvement […]

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The future of Europe is a Learning Europe!

BRUSSELS – 5 April 2017 – The Lifelong Learning Platform, European Civil Society for Education, together with its members, welcomes the European Commission’s promise to look more thoroughly at the social dimension of Europe such as expressed in the White paper on the Future of Europe. However, we are also concerned about the fact that it lacks an analysis of what really brings Europeans together and what drives the European identity among its citizens. As the Brexit begins, we are convinced that education and lifelong […]

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Education in a Digital World: Think outside the box!

Digitalisation is ever growing and will inevitably affect all sectors. Yet we still struggle to understand the extent of it and few are fully prepared for it: there is a change in the nature of the race between man and the machine, and the machine is running faster. The challenge of education in a digital world commands us to open education as widely as possible to include all, through flexible pathways and innovative thinking in order to enable all to adapt […]

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EU Solidarity Corps not to be funded with Erasmus+ budget, urge culture MEPs

In a Press Release on 22 March, the European parliament CULT Committee call for the new European Solidarity Corps to have its own budget and not be funded at the expense of the Erasmus+ or Europe for Citizens programmes. “Offering young people an opportunity to take part in solidarity schemes all over Europe would help them to gain experience for future long-term jobs,” they add. The LLLPlatform welcomes the Parliament’s position in light of its November 2016 opinion. The European […]

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60 years later, the Europe we want is Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive

“As we mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, we have a momentous opportunity to take stock of how far Europe has come – and how far we still have to go in order to offer a sustainable and prosperous future to everyone in Europe.” On this date, civil society organisations, including the LLLPlatform called on leaders of Europe to show “vision and courage to set Europe on the path to a sustainable future which realises the rights of all people […]

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Lifelong Learning Interest Group Meeting: Short Overview

The first 2017 meeting of the LLL Interest Group was held on 21 March in the European Parliament.  The discussion on “Principles of Inclusiveness for Improved and Modernised Education” was based on the Maltese Presidency Council conclusions presented by Mr. Micaleff Grimaud (PermRep) and the European Commissions’ Communication on “Improving and Modernising Education” presented by Fiorella Perotto, DG EAC. Discussants highlighted the importance of more EU Member State commitment and better cooperation with civil society organisations, namely regarding the value and […]

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