The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the emphasis given to education and lifelong learning in the newly presented recommendation of the European Commission for a Pillar of Social Rights. After more than a year of negotiations, the Commission has put forward a set of applicable principles to scale up social inclusion and step up social progress.
The Lifelong Learning Platform and its members have participated extensively in the consultations with EC officials and have communicated the needs of NGOs in […]
Where refugee children end up and (re-)enter education largely determines their future opportunities. Countries pursue hugely different models to incorporate minors under international protection into their school system, from giving access to all school levels according to pupils’ capabilities, to largely streaming pupils into vocational levels, or placing them into a parallel school system. This recent SIRIUS Policy Brief draws lessons from a comparison of Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Turkey, and identifies major arrangements that affect school […]
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 […]
The Civil Society Day, co-organised by the European Commission DG EAC and the Lifelong Learning Platform, was held on 19 October in Brussels. This year’s focus was on “Inclusive education,” a concept that reveals the transformative effect of education on society as a whole. However, this effect requires mainstreaming the concept through all areas of education, involving the many educational actors – representing formal, non-formal and informal sectors – in a dialogue with the institutions to develop effective educational policies. Participants […]
The European Commission has launched a new consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights. This consultation process has three main aims: 1/ Assess the present EU social “acquis”: Which existing rights are practiced and remain relevant for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges? Should we consider new ways to deliver on these rights?; 2/ Reflect on new trends in work patterns and societies: What is the impact of new technologies, demographic trends and other factors on our working life and […]
Since its creation, the Lifelong Learning Platform has always advocated for holistic and humanistic vision of education that builds inclusive societies and good quality lifelong learning opportunities for all people, as laid in the LLL Platform Manifesto as well. In this policy paper, the LLLPlatform calls on EU Member States and other relevant actors to take responsibility, respect international laws and ensure integration of refugees and migrants into host societies through lifelong learning!
The Paper will be discussed on 11 […]
On 28 September, EAEA will be hosting a debate on the role of adult education in the context of migration, the inclusion of refugees and migrants and how collaboration and cooperation on this issue across sectors can be improved. The debate will bring together political and civil society organisation representatives, researchers and learners. Find out more and register.
If recent events have proven anything, it’s that the world in which our young people are growing up is turbulent and unpredictable. Over the past 12 months, Think Global has been working together with OCR to look more closely at questions about the skills young people really need to live and work in such a world. Read Think Global’s Study here.
Applications for the 2016 Civil Society Prize are open. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will reward a project improving migrants’ lives and integration in Europe. Since 2006, the EESC has been rewarding initiatives undertaken by civil society organisations and/or individuals who contribute at all levels to promoting European integration. It is also a way for the EESC to raise awareness of civil society’s enormous amount of work and achievements. The winners (maximum 5) will share up to €50 000. The offical award ceremony will take place […]
On 14 June, the European Commission issued a new Communication,indicating ways to prevent radicalisation which leads to violent extremism and terrorism. The Communication rightly addresses the need to prevent our citizens ending up on the margins of society and embracing violent behaviours and ideologies, and tackling the hatred that is spreading within an increasing group of our citizens. The LLL-P welcomes the emphasis placed on the importance of combating hate speech and teaching media literacy, empowering civil society, working with communities, supporting educators and educational institutions, […]