Today, the concept of “lifelong learning” (LLL) might be widely used, but its meaning differs according to whom is using it. According to the LLL-P, 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 on Lifelong Learning in Europe and to put forward the need to adopt a holistic 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.
Save the date for LLLWeek2016!
The LLLPlatform will be holding its 6th Lifelong Learning Week (LLLWeek) on 10-13 October 2016 in Brussels. This year the LLLWeek will be run in partnership with the European Youth Forum. It is also supported by the LLL Interest Group and the Youth Intergroup. Activities and events will this year be organised around three strands: 1) Learning to Live Together; 2) 21st Century Skills; 3) Flexible Learning Pathways
Save the date and stay tuned for the full programme of events!
The 5th edition of the LLL Week was held from 30 November to 4 December, in and out of the European Parliament, and under the patronage of MEP Krystyna Lybacka (S&D, PL). This year’s hot topics were:
- Education to promote intercultural dialogue and citizenship
- Guidance and counselling to take validation to the next level
- Media literacy: XXI Century challenge