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 […]
The fourth European Vocational Skills Week took place in Helsinki on 14-18 October 2019. An initiative of the European Commission, the European Vocational Skills Week seeks to highlight excellence in vocational education and training (VET), showing that VET is a valuable professional and learning path. This fourth edition was hosted by the Finish Presidency. The Lifelong Learning Platform and its members (EVTA, EfVET, EURASHE, EDEN, EUCEN, EPA, All Digital, EAEA, RICDM) participated actively in the various discussions tables. Luis Costa, […]
The Lifelong Learning Platform reacted to the publication of the European Education and Training Monitor 2019, which focuses on teachers and educators, as well as on their roles in the European education systems.
The Lifelong Learning Platform – European civil society network for education welcomes the 2019 Education and Training Monitor published by the EU Commission on September 26th, the European Day of Languages. This year’s report highlights the achievement of the target on tertiary education attainment and the general […]
On October 18th, during the closing remarks of the European VVocational Skills Week, the Lifelong Learning Platform releases one of its greatest efforts: the 2019 position paper on 21st century learning environments.
Learning can happen anytime, anywhere, and the spaces where this learning occurs are incredibly and increasingly diverse. Education systems are undergoing a paradigm shift in the struggle to meet the needs of learners in a world that is rapidly changing from a technological, demographic, societal and environmental perspective. […]
BRUSSELS, 30 September 2019 – On 25 September, ahead of the second European Education Summit, the European Parliament’s Lifelong Learning Interest Group met to discuss Skills for Life, Skills for the Future with Members of the European Parliament Julie Ward and Sirpa Pietikäinen, representatives of the European Commission, Finnish Presidency of the Council and stakeholders from all sectors of education, training and beyond. The meeting focused on how to better implement the concept of life skills, which enable people […]
August 12 – Aachen: LLLP joined the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) conference on ‘Thinking Tomorrow’s Education’.
In the renewed European context, it is timely to assess the role that evidence-based policy plays in education and, vice-versa, how research should (or should not) be used for policy-making. Research and education have always been closely linked, and it’s only natural that it is so: researchers and academia often operate in what is called the knowledge triangle: education, research […]
The Lifelong Learning Platform is happy to share the results of the Policy Forum held in may with Cedefop. Following the many valuable inputs that the two organisations received, we have come up with a revised Briefing Paper on the potential of Community Lifelong Learning Centres as a gateway to multidisciplinary support teams.
The paper explores the cross-sector approach and one-stop-shops as tools to prevent early leaving from education and training. It also suggests recommendations and next steps […]
The 2019 Erasmus+ Survey is out!The Lifelong Learning Platform organises a yearly evaluation of the implementation of the Erasmus+ programme. The survey aims to provide decision-makers with an evaluation coming from the programme’s direct beneficiaries on what works and what could be improved. Because of this, the survey is targetted to civil society organisations who benefitted from the Erasmus+ funds in 2018! The survey contains questions on various aspects related for instance to the application procedures, to the relations with the […]
European Commission President-Elect Ursula Von der Leyen unveiled the new Commissioners’ portfolios in today’s press conference. We are sad to see that education and lifelong learning are not accorded their rightful place and visibility in this proposed Commission and are mentioned only as part of the wider ‘Innovation and Youth’, which erases in a blind hit also culture, sports and research. Mariya Gabriel (Bulgaria) will have the difficult task to make education policies arise from the whirlwind of innovation and […]
If you are interested in international cooperation and feel like being a potential partner in an innovative project on skills, you can apply for the following project ideas until October the 7th 2019. On October the 14th 2019 you will know […]