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 […]
Culture and Education for All: Building the Skills for More Resilient Societies
Brussels, 16 March 2018
Civil society organisation, European and International Institutions, permanent representations, universities, teachers and stakeholders came together on March 14th to discuss a common approach to linking culture and education. In light of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and the European Commission’s 2017 Communication on “Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture” the debate aimed at discussing possible synergies between the two policy fields […]
Two months ago the European Commission launched the idea of creating a European Solidarity Corps by which young people will be able to volunteer across Europe to help respond to crisis situations. The LLLP welcomed the initiative, but together with member organisations, it came up with some ideas how to make sure it works well in reality. In particular, it emphasised on the importance of training and support for volunteers, developing a quality charter and creating synergies with other initiatives, […]
As learning mobility is increasingly being employed as a pedagogical tool both in formal and non-formal contexts, issues of quality become a more pressing concern than before. And for a good reason: good quality in learning mobility will ensure that outcomes be optimised and that processes of recognition be facilitated. Moreover, there is a – sometimes very direct – correlation between quality and quantity: the more we know about quality and how to achieve it, the more confident and effective […]
The highly positive impact of learning mobility on youth has been proven, recognised and supported via concrete measures and programmes that demonstrate Europe’s willingness to place learning mobility high on the educational and youth agendas. Despite this, the school period spent abroad is not recognised in many European countries. EEE-YFU and EFIL launched a campaign for the recognition of the study period abroad. Partners are EPA, EUROCLIO, KeyCoNet and OBESSU. The objective of the #RecogniseStudyAbroad campaign is to raise awareness among policy-makers and educational stakeholders about the lack of recognition of long-term pupil […]
The mobility scoreboard for initial vocational education and training (IVET), a new tool to assist policy-makers in the area of learning mobility developed by Cedefop in close cooperation with the European Commission, was presented at an event in Thessaloniki on 3 June. Participants included Erasmus+ agencies, IVET institutions, teachers and trainers, guidance personnel, students’ associations, companies involved in mobility projects, Cedefop’s ReferNet partners and EU-level stakeholders. A prototype with information on 28 countries (26 EU Member States, Iceland and Norway) is […]
Temporary schooling abroad is not recognised in many European countries. This means that students often need to attend an additional year of school, once back in their home country. Lack of recognition is a great barrier of access to school exchange programmes and to mobility in general: students and their parents are afraid of “losing a year” and falling behind; teachers and school heads often discourage students’ participation in study abroad programmes, or only allow academically high achieving students to participate, as they […]
Organised by ESN, EFIL, EEE-YFU and EucA, with the support and facilitation of the LifeLong Learning Platform, this thematic workshop explored the issue of quality learning mobility, both from the policy and from the practice perspective. The workshop wished to help participants get a better understanding of the implementation of current instruments for quality learning mobility, in particular the European Quality Charter for Mobility, and offer a space for joint reflection on the kind of support […]
The European Platform on Learning Mobility (EPLM), joint initiative of the Council of Europe and Commission, focuses on the learning mobility of young people and of practitioners in the youth field, and particularly in various forms of youth work, which, in the view of the EPLM, should be supported by European youth policy. It focuses on non-formal learning with links to informal learning as well as to formal education. Learning mobility in this framework aims to increase participation, active […]
EUCA’s proposal builds on the Erasmus+ program’s aim to form highly qualified and internationally experienced young people through learning mobility, by creating a pathway to excellence in the European Higher Education Area for talented students. Its aim is to guide students towards partnerships between Universities and residential colleges within a high quality learning environment that encourages the development of a dynamic mix of academic skills and soft skills provided by the non-formal educational opportunities in university colleges. Learn more about […]