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Discover the LLLP Annual Conference 2018

When? 5 – 6 July 2018
Where? Vienna, Austria – TU Wien
What? A partnership between lifelong learning and culture
Why? To rethink education in Europe: from validation and recognition to learning environments, all of this with the unmistakable LLLP’s holistic approach
Who? Members, experts, academics, learners, civil society organisations, national, EU and international representatives: all together to debate this great topic!

THE OPENING
We start with sparkles and fireworks! For the opening ceremony, we invited a distinguished panel to discuss Bulgarian and Austrian […]

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LLLP at the EYE2018: spreading the word to make education inclusive for all!

On 1-2 June The Lifelong Learning Platform participated in the European Youth Event 2018 and contributed actively to the Yo!Fest 2018. Both events took place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, to celebrate European youth and its contribution to shaping the future of Europe. The delegation of the LLLP was composed of 11 young Europeans: from the Platform and from member organisations like ESU, EucA and EUF, we all participated to bring the lifelong learning perspective […]

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European Parliament LLL Interest Group: How do we define learning environments in the 21st century?

Brussels, 7 June 2018
On 6 June the European Parliament’s Lifelong Learning Interest Group met to discuss the topic of 21st Century Learning Environments: where is non-formal and informal learning in the Future of Learning? The meeting brought together Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission, civil society organisations and other stakeholders to discuss the concept of learning environments and explore the relationship between such environments across formal, non-formal and informal settings. In that respect, the meeting […]

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LLLPlatform working with international Consortium to advocate for boosting competences for responsible online identity

On the 17-18th of May, DIGIT partner UPI, an Adult Education Centre, hosted the 2nd DIGIT partner meeting in in Žalec, Slovenia where partners got together to discuss upcoming project steps. After a series of FOCUS groups carried out in the partner countries, the data gathered is feeding into the development of the DIGIT Manifesto “Tips on how to stay safe online” which is being put together by Dlearn (European Digital Learning Network) based in Italy. The second part of the […]

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LLLP reaction to MFF – an EU budget that empowers its citizens through learning and cooperation

On 2 May, the European Commission released its proposal for the 2021-2027 EU Multiannual Financial Framework. The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the steps towards a rational adjustment of spending in areas such as agriculture and the commitment to double the budget of Erasmus+ – a commendable first step to boost the inclusiveness and accessibility of this iconic EU programme in the field of education, training and lifelong learning. However, instead of an even more ambitious vision for the future of […]

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LLLP’s first reaction to the Building a stronger Europe package

On May 22nd, the European Commission has released an additional package to advance in building a European Education Area by 2025, as announced in the November’s communication ahead of the Gothenburg Summit. This package seeks to reinforce the cultural dimension of the European Union and bolster youth participation. It includes a new set of measures for Education, a new Youth Strategy and a new Agenda […]

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LLLP reflection on “Educate to Create” conference: taking steps towards a learner-centred approach

On 19-20 April, the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union organised its flagship conference on digital skills “Educate to Create: from Digital Consumers to Digital Creators”. The one and a half day conference focused on how to promote digital creativity among learners, with attention to issues such as teacher training, gender equality, internet connectivity for schools and rural areas, and cooperation of educational establishments with industry and non-formal education. The conference was attended by both national […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Quality and effective apprenticeships: towards a true learning experience?

On 15 March, the EPSCO Council adopted a recommendation on a framework for quality and effective apprenticeships which is said to help young people to enter the world of work.
The recommendation encourages the development of a highly skilled and qualified workforce which is responsive to the needs of the labour market. By applying common criteria for the quality and effectiveness of apprenticeships, member states will be better able to develop and promote their national apprenticeship schemes.
The recommendation foresees […]

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