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Annual Conferences

The Lifelong Learning Platform organises an Annual Conferences on transversal and strategic issues in lifelong learning. We invite speakers and participants from various sectors of education and training as to see how a same problematic is tackled in a university, an association or a training centre, by the parents, the learners, the educators or managers. Social partners and representatives of national, regional and European institutions participate as well, to broaden the debate and disseminate our results to a larger audience.

Past Annual Conferences

  • 2016: Imagining the learning community of tomorrow

    The learning community of tomorrow, what will it look like? The speed at which society has evolved in the last decades makes it difficult to conceive what might be happening in 10 years, let alone 20 or 50. But this is not enough to stop us from hoping for a better future. On the contrary, it seems the perfect time to design the society we dream of, and what role education will play in realising it! The LLLPlatform held […]

  • 2015: Paving the way for learning and qualifications

    On 16th June 2015, EUCIS-LLL organised its Annual Conference on “Lifelong Learning, paving the way for learning and qualifications”. These conferences, bringing together participants from a variety of sectors, ranging from public institutions, private enterprises to civil society organisations, constitute a milestone in EUCIS-LLL’s daily work: your experiences and exchanges help us shape policy recommendations and constitute a genuine moment of dialogue and peer exchange on lifelong learning.
    Read the full conference report!
    High level speakers including Claude Meisch, Luxembourgish Minister for Education, Childhood and Youth, stressed the importance of […]

  • 2014: Addressing Inequalities in Education and Training

    2014 is a turning point for European cooperation in education and training “ET2020”. It is the moment to take stock of more than a decade of community action in the field, but also to make concrete proposals for improving both the priorities and the working methods. This is a very timely debate because after the European elections there will be a new Commissioner as well as new Members of Parliament to take forward the achievements to date, deliver […]

  • 2013: Rethinking Learning: Transversal Competences in the spotlight

    “Rethinking Learning: Transversal competences in the spotlight” was the theme of EUCIS-LLL Annual Conference 2013 that took place on 14 May in Vilnius, Lithuania. Check out the Final Report. The aim of EUCIS-LLL Annual Conference 2013 “Rethinking Learning: Transversal competences in the spotlight” was to create a debate around the concept and role of transversal competences in the framework of the European strategy on “Rethinking Education”. Contributing every day through grassroots initiatives to equip people with […]

  • 2012: Social Innovation for Active Inclusion

    Our Annual Conference on “Social innovation for active inclusion” gathered more than 100 participants from all over Europe that came to listen to our high level speakers and exchange knowledge and good practices. EUCIS-LLL would like to send many thanks to all our speakers, workshop animators and participants for having made of this day a fruitful and enthusiastic learning process but also a great leap forward for social innovation and active inclusion. Read the Final Report!

  • 2011: The role, place and value of volunteering

    Volunteers play an essential role within education and training organisations in the formal and non-formal systems. For instance, it is crucial to look at the role of volunteering to develop skills and competencies for personal, social and civic development as well as to look at ways of recognizing or validating them. Educational providers have also a specific role to play regarding volunteering in terms of guidance and training. The conference will tackle these issues notably during its four thematic workshops. […]

  • 2010: the social dimension of Education and Training

    More than 90 participants from various sectors of education and training, European, national and local authorities and social partners, were invited to discuss and share their perspectives and experiences on four main topics: active aging and intergenerational solidarity; social innovation in Lifelong learning: new ways to provide new skills for new societies, fighting social inclusion and poverty: investing in LLL, the key to economic and social recovery and Mobility for all: removing the barriers, creating opportunities.
    On the basis of […]

  • 2007: Autonomy of universities in Europe, what for?

    EUCIS-LLL organised an international conference on the autonomy of European universities during the European Education Fair held in Paris, on 23 November 2007. This conference was facilitated by our secretary general, Michel FEUTRIE, who is also president of the European University Continuing Education Network of contuining (EUCEN). It gathered around 150 persons to discuss about higher education reform in France in a European context. This case study led participants to discuss the ultimate goals of such reforms. Is an increased […]

  • 2006: Non formal education, a project for the inhabitants in the city?

    This seminar took place on 13 September 2006 in Lyon, France, in the frame of the Preparatory days of the IX International Congress of Educating Cities that was held on 14-17 September 2006 in Lyon, France. It was organized by EUCIS-LLL is close collaboration with French organisations: Ligue de lenseignement, CEMEA, Francas and Leo Lagrange. More than 160 persons came to discuss, exchange and compare, their reflections on the role of non formal education in the city and on its […]

  • 2004: Skills for life, a Key to LLL

    The Conference “Skills for life as the key to lifelong learning, towards achieving the Lisbon strategy”, held on 17 May 2004 in Brussels, was the culmination of the first year’s work of the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning. Representatives of its six member organisations, EAEA, EVTA, EFVET, EURO-WEA, SOLIDAR and CSR Europe, had worked together to identify key issues and analysed sixty examples of practice, from which 25 best practice examples had been selected to illustrate seven main requirements […]

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