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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Where refugee children end up and (re-)enter education largely determines their future opportunities. Countries pursue hugely different models to incorporate minors under international protection into their school system, from giving access to all school levels according to pupils’ capabilities, to largely streaming pupils into vocational levels, or placing them into a parallel school system. This recent SIRIUS Policy Brief draws lessons from a comparison of Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Turkey, and identifies major arrangements that affect school […]
The first discussions on the Europass Framework revision by the CULT Committee in the European Parliament took place on 27 February. Despite having undergone several improvements since its launch, the Europass framework still faces major challenges regarding its tools and services due to recent technical, educational and labour market developments. The European Commission’s proposal would revise the Europass tools (and repeal Decision 2241/2004/EC). The objective is to ensure the realisation of the tools’ full potential and to update […]
On 22 February, the EU Commission launched a public consultation on revision of the 2006 Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning, such as planned within the New Skills Agenda for Europe. The consultation will be running until 19 May 2017. The objective of the consultation is to gather input for informed changes to the 2006 Key Competences Framework. The consultation aims to gather inputs on the strengths and weaknesses in use of the 2006 Key Competences Framework; […]
On 28 February, the EU Commission launched its open consultation on the mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+, and will run until 31 May. The consultation aims to gather comments and perspectives from various stakeholders and the general public on the relevance of the Erasmus+ programme’s objectives, the effectiveness of the measures taken to achieve them and the efficiency of their implementation. It will also gather views on the coherence of the programme and its added value in relation to the […]
On 1 March 2017, the European Commission presented a White Paper on the Future of Europe, which forms the Commission’s contribution to the Rome Summit of 25 March 2017. The White Paper sets out the main challenges and opportunities for Europe in the coming decade. It presents five scenarios for how the Union could evolve by 2025 depending on how it chooses to respond. We will only do more together – and more efficiently – thanks to solid yet open […]
In order to commemorate this year’s anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, many events and meetings will be taking place this March in Rome. On 25 March the informal Rome Summit will mark the 60th Anniversary. Around that day the EC is going to publish its White Paper on the Future of the EU and the Social Dimension of the European Monetary Union and the Communication on the Pillar of Social Rights will be publish in the end […]
On 25 January, the EESC adopted an opinion on the outline of a European Pillar of Social Rights. This opinion sets out the European Economic and Social Committee’s initial contribution to shaping what may eventually be a European Pillar of Social Rights. It draws from the rich and diverse discussions during the 28 national debates organised by the Committee, which it believes provides the added value of this opinion. The Committee emphasises that the Pillar must be developed with the […]