The Lifelong Learning Interest Group, composed of Members of the European Parliament and representatives of civil society, met on 24 January 2018 for the event “Taking stock of Lifelong Learning in Europe – what will a European Education Area bring”, hosted by MEP Sirpa Pietikainen.
The event began with a presentation of the Guiding Principles for Lifelong Learning, based on the outcomes of the Interest Group meetings held since its inception in September 2015. Discussions followed on how the application of these […]
Today, the European Commission followed-up its November Communication on “Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture” with a new package of measures aimed at strengthening key competences, digital skills and the European dimension of teaching.
The package consists of three initiatives:
David Lopez, President of the Lifelong Learning Platform was asked by “France Volontaires” what volunteering mean for lifelong learning.
“When it comes to education and lifelong learning, the tension between the acquisition of competences and citizenship education is of particular relevance for the European point of view. Thus, it is crucial to develop a consistent policy on volunteering.” Read here is his perspective, in French.
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 […]
Nowadays, pupils are familiar with the global fight against climate change towards a more sustainable world. Many of them are wise consumers in the fight against this world challenge, they have learned how to minimize waste and save water. But are they aware of their impact as energy consumers? Young people won’t become wise consumers unless they learn how to improve their energy consumption. The aim of this competition is to bring together secondary school teachers in Europe to […]
ELIANT, an alliance of 10 European associations concerned with agriculture, nutrition, medicine and health, patients’ rights, education, care for people with special needs, democracy and ethical economics, will hold a conference in Brussels on 7 November. The conference will address the following key questions and challenges which concern European citizens: Why is freedom of choice a crucial issue and a challenge for the cultural development of Europe? How can freedom of choice be promoted and guaranteed, and what can European citizens do about it? The conference […]
On 7 June, The European Commission registered a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) inviting the Commission to propose “a set of incentive measures, including support and monitoring, to develop citizenship education in curricula on all levels of formal education throughout Europe, aimed at shaping democratic citizens”. This registration starts a one-year process of collection of signatures in support of the proposed European Citizens’ Initiative by its organisers. The initiative “More than Education” is based on the observation that throughout Europe, […]
Against the background of a global “refugee crisis” deeply affecting the state of the European Union and its neighbours, NECE 2016, organised in cooperation with LLLPlatform member DARE Network, will aim at two areas: firstly, it will look at the ongoing European response to the issue of migration including the divisions within and between European societies. Secondly, participants will be called to discuss how citizenship education should react to the polarising debate and the controversies about migration, diversity and identity […]
This NESET report on “Education Policies and Practices to Foster Tolerance, Respect for Diversity and Civic Responsibility in Children and Young People” reviews relevant European and international research in order to reveal how European education systems can better prepare future citizens for tolerance, respect for diversity and civic responsibility. The report highlights evidence-based best practices that have demonstrated their value across time and geographical boundaries. These practices can serve as a useful starting point for developing effective initiatives in […]
As part of the commemoration of the January 2015 attacks in Paris against freedom of speech and thus, against the core of European fundamental values, the LLLPlatform released a Position Paper on “Education to foster intercultural understanding and solidarity in Europe”. To face the challenges ahead, the paper explores how education may be the mean to establish a holistic and sustainable society, using long-term and wholesome solutions. The Platform suggests that by promoting active educational settings, these will carry […]