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New: LLLP contribution to EIT consultation

The Lifelong Learning Platform is happy to announce its contribution to the consultation put forward by the European Commission on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and its Strategic Innovation Agenda for 2021-2027.

During summer, the European Commission had suggested modifying the legal base of the EIT to align it with the EU’s next research and innovation programme Horizon Europe (2021-2027). In the words of Commissioner Navracsics, the renews strategy would serve three objectives: 1. […]

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Save the date for the LLLWeek19!

The LLLPlatform is absolutely delighted to announce the dates of the 9th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week, which will be held in Brussels on December 2-6th!

This year it will be dedicated to “Learning Democracy, Values and Participation”! Debates will focus on the role of civil society organisations working in education to foster democracy: the ways and the places we learn about our society and the key place of common values in education!

We are going to be having debates […]

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A roadmap to civil dialogue in the EU

At a moment when basic civil rights are challenged across the European Union, European Institutions need to lead by examples in ensuring that organised civil society can flourish and be empowered. Concrete measures must be introduced to support and develop civic space in the Europe.

Civil Society Europe calls on all EU institutions to recognise in their work and statements the specific role of civil society organisations: NGOs, Associations and Foundations in the development of a European democratic society.

We have developed […]

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Five takeaways from the LLLP Annual Conference 2019

The Lifelong Learning Platform’s Annual Conference took place on 19-20 June in Brussels, the perfect place to take stock of the EU elections and assess the role education will play in the future of Europe. It gathered stakeholders from all education sectors and interests, tackling together the topic of “Learning democracy, values and participation: the added value of lifelong learning”. A very dynamic discussion saw the light, and there was general concordance on some key issues. 

1. Our democracy needs all […]

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DIMELI4AC project concludes its research on digital media literacy in schools and plans the next steps

DIMELI4AC partners met in Hannover on July 11-12 to wrap up the results of their first nine months of collaboration. After conducting extensive research on the state of digital media literacy in four countries, it was time to evaluate the work done so far and plan the next few steps ahead.

DIMELI4AC is an Erasmus+ KA2 project which aims to promote the development of digital media literacy and critical thinking skills among students aged 10 to 15 with the […]

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EU Baseline Report on Quality Assurance in Entrepreneurship Education ready for publication

On June 27-28 IN-QUAL partners
flew to Piraeus (Greece) to wrap up their first six months of work and plan the
publication of the EU Baseline Report.

IN-QUAL project aims to support entrepreneurship education providers in the implementation of quality assurance systems and to promote a EU-wide culture of quality inspired by the EQAVET standards.

Since the project kicked off in November 2018, partners have been busy conducting research on the status quo of quality assurance provisions for entrepreneurship education at national […]

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The European Qualifications Framework: supporting learning, work and cross-border mobility

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 […]

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Misunderstanding the role of CSOs: practical examples

What is exactly the function of civil society organisations? How can they bridge the EU and its citizens?

In a long interview, Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre, addressed the topical issue of involving citizens in their democracy. Building on the recommendations and following the results of the European Citizens Consultations, he winked at civil society organisations as those “actors who are independent of national or European institutions” and that need to bridge public institutions […]

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CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS partners look forward to the publication of Comparative Report on coding and STEM skills for primary schools

CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS partners met in sunny Heraklion (Crete) on June 24-25 to discuss the results of their first six months of work and plan ahead for the development of teaching materials combining coding skills and robotics.

CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS is an Erasmus+ KA2 project which aims to promote robotics in primary schools as an interactive and engaging channel to introduce kids to coding and STEM skills.

Over the past few months, CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS partners have been busy researching the status quo of […]

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LLLP-Cedefop Policy Forum on Community Lifelong Learning Centres

On 29 May Cedefop and LLLP in cooperation with the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU organised the policy forum “What role for Community Lifelong Learning Centres: the potential of one-stop-shops for preventing youth at risk from disconnecting”.

Building on the LLLP briefing paper Community Lifelong Learning Centres a gateway to multidisciplinary support teams and with participation from LLLP members, the event focused on how such centres, based in schools or other spaces in the local […]

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