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LLLWeek

The LLLWeek aims to raise awareness on lifelong learning’s capacity to answer many challenges of modern societies. The LLLWeek has over time become a milestone in the European education agenda, thanks to the support of civil society actors and Members of the European Parliament. The idea is to bring together learners and educators, field workers and policy-makers, researchers and political representatives, and give them the opportunity to discuss today’s greatest educational challenges.

LLLWeek2019: Learning Democracy, Values and Participation

The LLLWeek 2019 took place on 2-6 December on th topic of “Learning Democracy, Values and Participation”! Debate focused 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! The week gathered almost 900 participants, coming from and European and international institutions, experts, academics, civil society representatives, and much more…! Stay tuned for the complete report.


The 8th edition of the LLLWeek tackled the burning topic of “Lifelong Learning Culture – A partnership for rethinking education”. MEP Jill Evans was the host of the LLLWeek, and we organised 10 debates on the most various topics: from citizenship education to access to culture, from validation and volunteering to consumer education. We are proud to say that we brought together learners and educators, field workers and policy-makers, researchers and political representatives, and gave us all the opportunity to discuss today’s greatest educational challenges.

LLLWeek2017: Education in a Digital World

The LLLPlatform held its 7th Lifelong Learning Week (LLLWeek) on 20-24 November 2017 in Brussels. For the seventh edition, the LLLWeek took place in cooperation with the 2nd edition of the Vocational Skills Week. For the second year in a row, the LLLWeek benefited from the partnership with the European Youth Forum. The LLLPlatform is also proud to announce that the LLLWeek2017 was supported by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, as well as the LLL Interest Group and the Youth Intergroup. The main topic of the week was Education in a Digital World, the Platform’s theme of the year, envisaging the subject under 3 sub-topics which also govern the LLLAwards2017:

  • Education and Democracy
  • Education and Social Inclusion
  • Education and Innovative Pedagogy

Cooperation with the European Vocational Skills Week

The European Commission is organising a Second European Vocational Skills Week, to take place on 20 to 24 November 2017. Building on the success of the first Week in 2016, the Commission will continue to encourage us all to “Discover Your Talent” by focusing on excellent VET for quality careers. 2017 will see a particular focus on mobility, the importance of skills in sectors, and VET-business partnerships, through meetings in Brussels and national opening events in Member States. The Commission is looking for many events and activities across Europe from September to December 2017 to be associated with the Week, and placed on a central electronic map. In addition, a focused communications campaign will highlight all that’s going on to promote the central message. Join the European Commission in 2017 and “Discover Your Talent“!

LLLWeek2016: Learning to live together

programme_lllweek2016The 6th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week (#LLLWeek16) was held from 10 to 13 October in Brussels, gathering circa 200 policy-makers and educational stakeholders representing civil society organisations, academics and decision-makers, highlighting the key role lifelong learning plays in facing major societal  challenges nowadays. This year and for the first time, the LLLWeek was organised in partnership with the European Youth Forum, merging with the former Youth Education Week, to show our commitment to joining forces with young people and youth organisations. The 2016 LLLWeek was supported by the Youth Intergroup and the Lifelong Learning Interest Group.

“Collaboration between Civil Society Organisations such as the Lifelong Learning Platform and the European Youth Forum and the European Parliament is crucial in order to boost innovation in policy-making and vitality of the public debate in the education field. Our changing world needs flexible solutions and an inclusive perspective: education is not just a matter of employment, yet it covers active citizenship, human capital development and social inclusion. We must stand for a comprehensive acknowledgement and a strong improvement of all sectors of formal, non-formal and informal learning,” MEP Brando Benifei

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“Reforming Erasmus+”, a debate among stakeholders chaired by MEP Milan Zver (second left) with MEP Andrey Novakov and MEP Emilian Pavel (right), European Parliament, 10 October.

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“Education to ensure integration”, a debate chaired by MEP Teresa Cachia at the Fondation Universitaire in Brussels, 11 October.

Past LLLWeek

  • Event report – “Inclusion at schools: from policy to practice”

    On the 6th of December, in the frame of the 2019 LLLWeek, the “Inclusion at schools: from policy to practice” (agenda) event took place at VLEVA, the Liaison agency Flanders-Europe. It was organised by LLLP with the support of Inscool project partners and EVBB, the European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training.

    See the pictures

    LLLWeek 2019 – Learning Democracy, Values and Participation: a success!

    The 9th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week took place in the European Parliament on 2-6 December 2019. It was a dense week of debates, discussions and reflections upon the LLLP’s theme of the year: Learning democracy, values and participation: the added value of lifelong learning

    Some figures?🔸 900 participants (almost) 🏟🔸 hundreds of pictures (click here for the photo album) 📸🔸 dozens of amazing speakers and experts 🗣🔸 15 events ⚡️🔸 12 MEPs involved throughout the week […]

  • Press release – GRALE 4 Report launched at Lifelong Learning Interest Group meeting – LLLWeek19

    The fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) was launched on 5 December in Brussels at a meeting of the Interest Group on Lifelong Learning. The event, hosted by the Permanent Representation of Lower Saxony to the EU, took place in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Week 2019.

    Focus on adult learning to develop integrated, holistic solutions to global challenges

    The need for better recognition as well as financing of the education sector was at the centre of the […]

  • LLLP is looking for volunteers!

    The Lifelong Learning Platform is looking for volunteers during the LLLWeek 2019!

    On 2-6 December, the LLLPlatform will engage in its most iconic event in Brussels. With several debates, discussions in the EU Parliament, the LLLWeek Reception, workshops and internal working groups, there will be my opportunities to engage the education stakeholders and policy-makers. We are very ambitious with the LLLWeek, but also short-handed and the Secretariat is looking for extra help!

    Volunteers will engage in events activities, such as registration […]

  • Register to 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 […]

  • LLLWeek18 – Lifelong Learning Culture in the European Parliament

    The 8th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week took place in the European Parliament on 3-7 December 2018. It was a dense week of debates, discussions and reflections upon the LLLP’s theme of the year: Lifelong Learning Culture: A partnership for rethinking education.

    The week kicked-off with a lively LLL Civil Society Forum in the splendid Fondation Universitaire. Civil society organisations active in education and training debated their own role vis-à-vis the latest EU policy, and their contribution […]

  • Press release – Lifelong Learning Interest Group on “Investing in education and lifelong learning”

    The third meeting of the Lifelong Learning Interest Group of the European Parliament in 2018 took place on 4 December as part of the 2018 Lifelong Learning Week. Organised by the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) and the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA), the meeting gave the opportunity to Members of the European Parliament, representatives of civil society and stakeholders from all sectors of education and training to discuss the topic of Investing in […]

  • Registrations open for the LLLWeek2018!

    This year, the LLLWeek can count on 10 different events, covering all the spectrum of “Lifelong Learning Culture”. Curious to hear more about the MFF, about the place of culture and active citizenship in education, or about  career guidance and intercultural learning ?
    Discover the programme of the LLLWeek 2018! Pick your favorite events, and don’t miss the chance to participate to the most exciting happening in lifelong learning!

  • LLLWeek 2018: Call for volunteers

    The Lifelong Learning Platform is looking for volunteers during the LLLWeek 2018!
    On 3-7 December, the LLLPlatform will engage in its most iconic event in Brussels. With several debates, discussions in the EU Parliament, the LLLWeek Reception, workshops and internal working groups, there will be my opportunities to engage the education stakeholders. We are very ambitious with the LLLWeek, but also short-handed and the Secretariat is looking for extra help!
    Volunteers will be engaged in events activities, such as registration of […]

  • Save the date for the LLLWeek2018!

    The LLLPlatform will be holding its 8th Lifelong Learning Week (LLLWeek) on 3-7 December 2018 in Brussels. We are very happy to say that the LLLWeek will take place in cooperation and with the support of the LLL Interest Group and the Youth Intergroup.

    The LLLWeek has over time become a milestone in the European education agenda, thanks to the support of civil society actors and of Members of the European Parliament, bringing together learners and educators, field workers and policy-makers, […]

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