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 […]
What do young people think of the EU? How much do they know about its structure and potential? What are their hopes for the future of Europe? These are some of the questions at the basis of the Study “Prejudices in schools. Youngsters and the EU: perceptions, knowledge and expectation” implemented by three partner organisations: the Lifelong Learning Platform, OBESSU and JEF Europe on behalf of the European Economic and Social Committee.
The study is taking […]
VIENNA – The Annual Conference of the Lifelong Learning Platform on “Lifelong Learning Culture: A partnership for rethinking education” took place at the very beginning of the Austrian Presidency of the European Union.
On 5-6 July over a hundred representatives from the education and culture sectors including political representatives, civil society organisations, academics and practitioners gathered in Vienna for the Lifelong Learning Platform’s Annual Conference “Lifelong Learning Culture: A partnership for rethinking education”. The purpose of the conference was to highlight […]
On May 22nd, the European Commission has released an additional package to advance in building a European Education Area by 2025, as announced in the November’s communication ahead of the Gothenburg Summit. This package seeks to reinforce the cultural dimension of the European Union and bolster youth participation. It includes a new set of measures for Education, a new Youth Strategy and a new Agenda […]
The Lifelong Learning Platform published a statement as reaction to the “Future of Learning” package, that the European Commission proposed in January 2018.
LLLP welcomes the prominence given to education and training at the EU level in recent months. At the Gothenburg Social Summit on 17 November, EU leaders had an informal lunch debate on education and culture for the first time. In the run-up to this debate, the European Commission set out a vision for a European Education Area […]
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 […]
On 1 March 2017, the European Commission presented a White Paper on the Future of Europe, which forms the Commission’s contribution to the Rome Summit of 25 March 2017. The White Paper sets out the main challenges and opportunities for Europe in the coming decade. It presents five scenarios for how the Union could evolve by 2025 depending on how it chooses to respond. We will only do more together – and more efficiently – thanks to solid yet open […]
On 25 January, the EESC adopted an opinion on the outline of a European Pillar of Social Rights. This opinion sets out the European Economic and Social Committee’s initial contribution to shaping what may eventually be a European Pillar of Social Rights. It draws from the rich and diverse discussions during the 28 national debates organised by the Committee, which it believes provides the added value of this opinion. The Committee emphasises that the Pillar must be developed with the […]
European Heads of State met in Brussels on 15 December for a final formal meeting in 2016. The main topics on the table were migration, security and external relations. However, with the recent launch of the European Solidarity Corps (7 December), education was briefly dealt with through the prism of economy, social development and youth. “The European Council calls for the continuation of the Youth Guarantee and welcomes the increased support for the Youth Employment Initiative. It also […]
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 […]