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The new approach in entrepreneurship education, a paradigm shift in the EU

This article was written by Ulla-Alexandra Mattl, with the contributions of Pauline Boivin, Andrew Todd and Brikena Xhomaqi as co-authors. It was originally published on the blog of the European Entrepreneurship Hub
“I am almost 18 and I have no idea about taxes, rent or insurance. But, I can analyse a poem. In 4 languages.” This tweet by the 17-year-old Naina sparked a debate in 2015 about the relevance of what students are learning in the classroom. Today, […]

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Erasmusx10 Campaign launched!

This is it!
Earlier this year, President Juncker called for an increase of the overall budget by 9 times!

Juncker declarations follow the political will of a consistent increase of the Erasmus+ budget expressed by several heads of State and government of some Member States such as Belgium, France, Italy. Furthermore, during the Rome Summit on the 60th anniversary of the treaty.
Civil society organisations could not sit on the bench. We accepted the challenge and, within the Erasmus+ Coalition, we […]

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LLLP Annual Conference Report published

The Annual Conference 2017 took place on 31 May and 1 June in Tallinn, Estonia. This year’s topic is “Education in a digital world. Reducing inequalities through lifelong learning”. 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 to yet unknown developments. The two days in Tallinn have brought us vibrant inputs, valuable contributions and […]

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Worrying trends in financing education in Europe: down by 11% since 2009!

Recently, Eurostat compiled an informed study on how much of their GDP EU countries destine to education, in all of its forms. The study refers to expenditures in 2015, and data are somehow very low. But they made us wonder: what’s the trend throughout the years?
We have compared the same study that Eurostat publishes regularly, and found out what we feared: Member States are decreasing their share of budget, diminishing the support to education.
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The European Commission published the Annual Erasmus+ work programme for 2018

The European Commission has published the annual Erasmus+ work programme for 2018.
The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the increase in the budget for the Key Action 1 “Learning mobility of individuals” and for the Key Action 2 “Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices” in 2018. However, we regretfully remark that no further increase has been proposed for the Key Action 3 “Support for policy reform”.
A further concern is that the efforts invested in implementing and […]

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European Commission’s public consultation on the “Recommendation on Promoting social inclusion and shared values through formal and non-formal learning”

The European Commission has opened a public consultation on the “Recommendation on Promoting social inclusion and shared values through formal and non-formal learning”. The online questionnaire will gauge public opinion on the importance of equipping young people with shared values and how education and non-formal learning can help achieve this aim in view of creating more socially cohesive societies. The results of the public consultation will be used together with the other data and research […]

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Project Development Workshop 2017 – Call for Project Ideas!

Do you have a great idea for an innovative European Project on tackling challenges related to the professional development of teachers and trainers? Does it align with the recent EU communication on “School Development and Excellent Teaching for a Great Start in Life”?
Whether it is in higher education, school or vocational education and training, adult education, youth or sports, get ready to develop your Erasmus+ project proposal and benefit from EU funding. Let’s shape the Teachers and Trainers […]

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Survey on future development in Education and Training in the era of digital transformation

Dlearn in cooperation with the European Association of Career Guidance and the European Association of Erasmus Coordinators promotes a survey to collect trends and ideas about the future development in Education and Training in the era of digital transformation. The initiative is part of the Digital Skills and Job Coalition’s pledge awarded to Dlearn.
We are keen to understand your point of view as we promote a bottom-up approach for this survey, that will be shared among all European […]

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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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