On September 30th, the European Commission unveiled its plans for three long-awaited strategic proposals: the Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027), the European Research Area, and the European Education Area to be achieved by 2025. The communications outline a number of actions for the next five years. The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the new wide-ranging vision for European education and training as an acknowledgement of the key role it plays to Europe’s social and sustainable future. We also […]More
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On September 30th, the European Commission unveiled its plans for three long-awaited strategic proposals: on the Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027), the European Research Area, and the European Education Area (to be achieved by 2025). The press conference was led by the interventions of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and Commissioner Mariya Gabriel.
Executive Vice-President Vestager announced that the new Digital Education Action Plan (DEAP) will be implemented bearing in mind the multiple hard lessons drawn […]
The fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) was launched on 5 December in Brussels at a meeting of the Interest Group on Lifelong Learning. The event, hosted by the Permanent Representation of Lower Saxony to the EU, took place in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Week 2019.
Focus on adult learning to develop integrated, holistic solutions to global challenges
The need for better recognition as well as financing of the education sector was at the centre of the […]More
A delegation from the Lifelong Learning Platform had the pleasure to meet with the new Chair of the CULT Committee, MEP Sabine Verheyen (Germany, EPP). The meeting was a very fruitful discussion, focusing on the future of lifelong learning and the work of the Euroepan Parliament for the coming months.
MEP Verheyen showed great interest in the activities of the LLLPlatform, including the Lifelong Learning Interest Group of the European Parliament. She praised the work of LLLP and its […]More
Press Release – Education and Finance Ministers meet in a first-ever joint meeting to discuss investment in education: will funding match the high expectations for education and training?
Helsinki, 8 November 2019 – Upon the initiative of the current Finnish Presidency, and for the first time, the Council of education ministers (EYCS) and the Council of finance ministers (ECOFIN) convened together in a joint meeting. A symbolic merging of two spheres, the event was titled ‘A strong economic base for Europe: pursuing effectiveness, efficiency and quality of education and training’. The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes such a meeting, an invaluable opportunity to raise awareness on the importance of […]More
The Lifelong Learning Platform reacted to the publication of the European Education and Training Monitor 2019, which focuses on teachers and educators, as well as on their roles in the European education systems.
The Lifelong Learning Platform – European civil society network for education welcomes the 2019 Education and Training Monitor published by the EU Commission on September 26th, the European Day of Languages. This year’s report highlights the achievement of the target on tertiary education attainment and the general […]More
European Commission President-Elect Ursula Von der Leyen unveiled the new Commissioners’ portfolios in today’s press conference. We are sad to see that education and lifelong learning are not accorded their rightful place and visibility in this proposed Commission and are mentioned only as part of the wider ‘Innovation and Youth’, which erases in a blind hit also culture, sports and research. Mariya Gabriel (Bulgaria) will have the difficult task to make education policies arise from the whirlwind of innovation and […]More
Inclusiveness is one of the pillars of education: because of our core values, no education system can be considered successful without being inclusive. This is why efforts shall be made to make education as close to our idea of inclusiveness as possible, thriving to understand cultural and social differences without flattening them in a homogeneous maelstrom.
In these efforts to ensure inclusiveness, a great emphasis shall be placed on the role of civil society organisations, non-formal education providers and other […]More
On May 8th, on the occasion of the #EuropeDay, European leaders have gathered in Sibiou, Romania, to take stock of the progress made towards a stronger Europe. In light of the upcoming European elections, they unanimously adopted a list of 10 commitments that shall guide European future. The claims reinforce the idea of a strong, united Europe, a statement that will accompany those same leaders through their political campaigns.
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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 […]