The 5th edition of the LLL Week was held from 30 November to 4 December, in and out of the European Parliament. The LLLWeek2015 was also the opportunity for the LLLPlatform to launch its new Manifesto on Building the future of learning in Europe.
“A humanistic and holistic approach of learning, from cradle to grave, is of continued relevance in today’s world and a viable foundation for the rethinking of education in knowledge intensive societies. Adopting a vision, whose rationale is not limited to a single objective, but comprehends its multiple facets is not only relevant but also necessary in today’s context.”
This Manifesto is addressed to policy-makers and educational actors from all over Europe in order to take action to make lifelong learning a reality for all!
This year’s hot topics were:
- Education in promoting intercultural dialogue and citizenship
- Guidance and counselling to take validation to the next level
- Media literacy: XXI Century challenge
Many other events also took place during the week, such as an Employability and Lifelong Learning session, a Youth and Mobility event, high-level meetings with Commissioners and representatives Erasmus+ Survey 2015 Result Dissemination, EAEA Younger Staff Training, a Project Development Day…
We would like to thank Krystyna Lybacka (S&D, PL), patron of the 2015 edition.
Why a “Lifelong Learning Week”?
Although the concept of “lifelong learning” (LLL) is widely used, its meaning differs according to whom is using it. In our view, lifelong learning covers education and training across all ages and in all areas of life be it formal, non-formal or informal. It shall enable citizen’s emancipation and full participation in society in its civic, social and economic dimensions. The idea of organising Lifelong Learning Weeks aims to raise awareness of Lifelong Learning (LLL) in Europe and of the need to adopt a holistic and democratic approach at all levels of decision-making, implementation and evaluation. This is necessary if we want the EU to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy as set in the Europe 2020 strategy.