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Empowering validation through lifelong learning – The VPL Biennale

The 3rd Validation of Prior Learning (VPL) Biennale took place in Berlin on 6-7 May and focused on taking stock of what has been achieved so far in terms of policy development and implementation. Most of all, it addressed the key issue of how to move forward. The Lifelong Learning Platform was partners in the organisation of this milestone event.

Globalization, new technologies and migration are changing the way we work and learn. Our systems need to reflect the […]

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Global Campaign for Education

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that promotes and defends education as a basic human right. Among our members, ESU campaign and advocate at the international, regional and national level to put pressure on governments and the international community to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.

The GCE movement was founded in 1999, in the build-up to the World Education Forum in Dakar, to provide a platform to unify and coordinate civil society voices […]

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The role of non-formal and informal learning in ensuring inclusive education

Inclusiveness is one of the pillars of education: because of our core values, no education system can be considered successful without being inclusive. This is why efforts shall be made to make education as close to our idea of inclusiveness as possible, thriving to understand cultural and social differences without flattening them in a homogeneous maelstrom.

In these efforts to ensure inclusiveness, a great emphasis shall be placed on the role of civil society organisations, non-formal education providers and other […]

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Europe Day – The Sibiou Declaration and the need for a stronger Europe

On May 8th, on the occasion of the #EuropeDay, European leaders have gathered in Sibiou, Romania, to take stock of the progress made towards a stronger Europe. In light of the upcoming European elections, they unanimously adopted a list of 10 commitments that shall guide European future. The claims reinforce the idea of a strong, united Europe, a statement that will accompany those same leaders through their political campaigns.

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Peer-Learning Activity on Promoting Common Values and Inclusive Education

The Lifelong Learning Platform, the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education and the European Commission joined forces to deliver a unique peer-learning activity on “Promoting Common Values and Inclusive Education through Cooperation between Education Institutions and Civil Society”. The event, which took place on 4-5 April in Zagreb, Croatia, was organised under the umbrella of the Education & Training 2020 Thematic Working Group on Promoting Common Values and Inclusive Education.

The whole event was a great opportunity for European member States […]

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Civil Society Day – Outcomes of the Consultation with NGOs

The Civil Society Day, co-organised by the European Commission Directorate General for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports and the Lifelong Learning Platform as a follow up to the Future of Learning Forum, was held on 25 January 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.
Participating NGOs engaged in the topic “Future of Learning: next priorities of the education and training framework considering current societal challenges”. We discussed education and training, and what it needs to take up a more prominent role when addressing demographic […]

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New publication – Erasmus+ Implementation Survey Report 2018

Eager to know what beneficiaries of Erasmus+ think of the programme? The LLLPlatform runs 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 LLLPlatform to evaluate how EU networks 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 […]

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The EU and young people: take LLLP’s Survey

What do young people think of the EU? How much do they know about its structure and potential? What are their hopes for the future of Europe? These are some of the questions at the basis of the Study “Prejudices in schools. Youngsters and the EU: perceptions, knowledge and expectation”  implemented by three partner organisations: the Lifelong Learning Platform, OBESSU and JEF Europe on behalf of the European Economic and Social Committee.
The study is taking […]

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CULT Committee adopts report on Erasmus: strong call for LLL approach

In the context of the MFF negotiations, the LLLPlatform is happy to share yet another milestone achievement! The European Parliament’s CULT Committee adopted its report on the 2021-2027 Erasmus+ programme!
This report, pending the final adoption in the Plenary on 25 March, outlines the Parliament’s position ahead of the “trilogue” negotiations with the European Commission and Council of the EU for the definition of the new Erasmus+ programme.
The Lifelong Learning Platform is particularly happy because we see our advocacy efforts, […]

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New publication: briefing paper on Implementing a holistic approach to lifelong learning

The “well-being” dimension of learning is becoming key in today’s society. Learning plays an important role in improving the quality of people’s lives, in particular the most deprived. In partnership with the Educational Disadvantage Centre, Institute of Education, Dublin City University and Cedefop, the LLLPlatform has addressed the key issue of Community Lifelong Learning Centres as hubs for the blooming of a true lifelong learning approach in our societies. We analysed the current policy context and built on the latest recommendations to […]

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