In our modern world, people need a higher and broader set of skills to work, communicate, access information, products and services, and take part in social and civic activities.
Under the inputs of civil society and third parties, and upon the thrust of the EU Council revised recommendations on the EQF, the European Commission has now released the revision of the European Qualification Framework for lifelong learning.
We are happy to acknowledge another step forward in the European cooperation, and the […]
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 […]
The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the European Commission’s Communication “Building a stronger Europe: the role of youth, education and culture policies” and other proposals launched on 22 May as the second package of measures for creating a European Education Area. It is glad to see the commitment to ensure this Area covers learners of all age groups and sectors, including VET and adult learning, and to support Member States in improving the “lifelong-learning based nature” of […]
On 15 March, the EPSCO Council adopted a recommendation on a framework for quality and effective apprenticeships which is said to help young people to enter the world of work.
The recommendation encourages the development of a highly skilled and qualified workforce which is responsive to the needs of the labour market. By applying common criteria for the quality and effectiveness of apprenticeships, member states will be better able to develop and promote their national apprenticeship schemes.
The recommendation foresees […]
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:
The first discussions on the Europass Framework revision by the CULT Committee in the European Parliament took place on 27 February. Despite having undergone several improvements since its launch, the Europass framework still faces major challenges regarding its tools and services due to recent technical, educational and labour market developments. The European Commission’s proposal would revise the Europass tools (and repeal Decision 2241/2004/EC). The objective is to ensure the realisation of the tools’ full potential and to update […]
On 22 February, the EU Commission launched a public consultation on revision of the 2006 Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning, such as planned within the New Skills Agenda for Europe. The consultation will be running until 19 May 2017. The objective of the consultation is to gather input for informed changes to the 2006 Key Competences Framework. The consultation aims to gather inputs on the strengths and weaknesses in use of the 2006 Key Competences Framework; […]
On 7 December 2016, the European Commission adopted a Communication setting out its vision for ensuring a high quality education for all. The Communication on improving and modernising education emphasises the strategic of importance of education in the EU. Investing in education represents society investing in its people and its future. The Commission recognises the achievements and progress of education and training systems across the EU in recent years. At the same time, the latest results of the OECD PISA survey, […]
This year’s Education and Training Monitor explores societal challenges, addresses migration and demography, analyses the key competences that education should help develop, the progress made in raising educational outcomes (reducing early school leaving and underachievement and increasing tertiary educational attainment) at EU and Member States levels.