This interview appeared on BETA Europe’s March newsletter
Tell us a bit about yourself – your academic background, and how your career path led you to Lifelong Learning Platform?
Education is the revolving centre of my personal and professional path; it has always been and will continue to guide my actions. My studies focused broadly on civilisation and language, but also in administration, economics and most of all social studies. I was originally a teacher in primary school, and […]
The European Commission has published the mid-term evaluation report of the Erasmus+ Programme. The evaluation builds on over a million responses to questions related to the most well-known programme of the Union, and it establishes itself as the most comprehensive and recent source of evidence.
The main highlights from the Commission are:
Erasmus+ is felt as to be supportive in both employment terms and active citizenship
Evidence shows that Erasmus+ is more coherent, relevant and partly more efficient and simpler than its predecessors.
The evaluation makes a […]
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Earlier this year, President Juncker invited the institutions to be nine times more ambitious!
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 came up […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Erasmus+ Survey 2017 is launched! The LLLPlatform makes 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 Platform to evaluate how beneficiaries (like you) 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 suggestions for improvement […]
On 28 February, the EU Commission launched its open consultation on the mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+, and will run until 31 May. The consultation aims to gather comments and perspectives from various stakeholders and the general public on the relevance of the Erasmus+ programme’s objectives, the effectiveness of the measures taken to achieve them and the efficiency of their implementation. It will also gather views on the coherence of the programme and its added value in relation to the […]
“The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth,” Erasmus
In 2017, we celebrate the 30 years of what is, without a doubt, the most successful European Union initiative: the Erasmus exchange programme. Concomitant with the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, founding stone of the Union, this one year long campaign will celebrate diversity, tolerance, citizenship, democracy, all the values the Union is built on; and education, key instrument in bringing Europeans together.
On 5 December, the CULT Committee in the Parliament organised an exchange of views between MEPs and Commissioner Navracsics. The Commissioner announced that main topics in education for next year will be high quality inclusive school education and modernisation of higher education. The Commissioner also announced the European Solidarity Corps. Several MEPs expressed their lack of understanding about the link with the EVS and their dissatisfaction with the fact that from the announced 50 million Euros increase in the budget of Erasmus+ for 2017, 20 million […]
On 8 November, the LLLPlatform published a press release in reaction to the newly launched Education and Training Monitor 2016.
Press release: Education and Training Monitor 2016 – Investment in education and a lifelong learning approach: The only way to reach ET2020 targets The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the 2016 Education and Training Monitor published by the EU Commission on 7 November. This 2016 report highlights the persistent challenges Europe has been facing for years, such as […]