Culture and Education for All: Building the Skills for More Resilient Societies
Brussels, 16 March 2018
Civil society organisation, European and International Institutions, permanent representations, universities, teachers and stakeholders came together on March 14th to discuss a common approach to linking culture and education. In light of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and the European Commission’s 2017 Communication on “Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture” the debate aimed at discussing possible synergies between the two policy fields […]
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 […]
As appeared on the COMMUNIA website, today a joint letter was sent to all MEPs working on copyright reform. The letter is an urgent request to improve the education exception in the proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. It is supported by 35 organisations representing schools, libraries, universities and non-formal education, and also individual educators and information specialists.
The future of education determines the future of society. In the letter we explain the changes […]
The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the European Commission’s vision for a European Education Area laying the foundation for a Social Europe
On 14 November, the European Commission released a new Communication “Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture” as a contribution to the meeting of EU leaders at the Gothenburg Social Summit today (17 November). The Lifelong Learning Platform believes that the vision set out by Vice-President Katainen and Commissioner Navracsics for a European Education Area by 2025 would […]
The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, shows the potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). It also shows that education needs a major transformation to fulfill that potential and meet the current challenges facing humanity and the planet.
In recognising the “significant importance of investment in public education, to the maximum of available resources,” the resolution adopted during the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) stresses that education policies and programs are consistent with human rights standards and principles. “This resolution reaffirms that public education is the foundation of universal human rights,” said Education International (EI) General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen. This puts the burden of regulation squarely on the shoulders of governments to make sure […]
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, […]
“The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4) is an opportunity the world cannot afford to miss. 75 million children are denied their right to a high-quality education due to crises and 250 million children are not learning basic skills in numeracy and literacy. Achieving inclusive and quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030 will require all hands on deck.” Read UNESCO’s IIIEP Letter on Financing Education 2030.
This consultation seeks stakeholder views of a revision of the financial rules applicable to the EU budget. The objectives of this revision are: a simpler regulatory and financial set up, additional synergies and flexibility for budget implementation and a clear accountability framework. All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Input is particularly sought from recipients and beneficiaries of EU funding and the entrusted entities and partners with whom the Commission works through the current indirect management mode. The […]