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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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Save the date for LLLP Annual Conference 2019

The Lifelong Learning Platform is happy to announce the dates of its next Annual Conference for 19-20 June 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The debates will turn around the exciting and topical theme of “Learning Democracy, Values and Participation”.

2019 will be a crucial year for Europe, as the political landscape is compelled to change in the May elections: through this topic the LLLPlatform will seek to bring back the discussions around citizenship education, active citizenship, and the values that inform […]

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ILO report on Future of Work calls for effective lifelong learning systems

The International Labour Organization published its report on “Work for a brighter future“, by its Global Commission on the Future of Work. The report proposes a human-centred agenda for the future of work that strengthens the social contract by placing people and the work they do at the centre of economic and social policy and business practice. This agenda consists of three pillars of action, which in combination would drive growth, equity and sustainability for present and future generations:

Increasing […]

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Integrating cultural diversity in higher education

After three long and rewarding years of work, the HE4u2 consortium and project coordinators are happy to announce that the HE4u2 project has achieved the targeted objectives and will be officially closed by 31 December 2018. The project had started in January 2016 funded under the Erasmus+ programme, aiming to address the needs of migrant or ethnic minority students via a better integration of cultural diversity into higher education teaching and learning practices.
The HE4u2 project has developed an approach […]

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Peer learning on validation of transversal skills through volunteering

The Lifelong Learning Platform and the European Volunteer Centre with the support of Cedefop organised a peer learning activity in Brussels, on 22-23 January. The PLA looked at the way validation approaches identify and document soft and/or transversal skills and competences. Using learning outcomes of – mainly but not solely – volunteering activities, participants discussed how to strengthen the conceptual basis of validation and how to further cooperate.
Around 50 participants from NGOs, European institutions, national governments and research centres […]

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Inclusive Mobility Alliance launched

The Inclusive Mobility Alliance project has started!
On the 27th and 28th of September 2018, more than 20 organisations with expertise in the fields of Youth mobility, Higher Education mobility and Disability have gathered in Brussels to start discussing and defining what it means to organise an Inclusive Mobility (aka a mobility that is fully inclusive and allows everybody to take part in it, regardless of their socio-economic background).

Since 2007, the number of students with disabilities taking part in Erasmus+ has been almost stagnating while the […]

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