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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.

LLLWeek2017: Education in a Digital World

The LLLPlatform will be holding its 7th Lifelong Learning Week (LLLWeek) on 20-24 November 2017 in Brussels. This year, the LLLWeek will be in cooperation with the 2nd edition of the Vocational Skills Week. For the second year in a row, the LLLWeek will be run in partnership with the European Youth Forum and, for the very first time, with Telecentre Europe European Schoolnet in the frame of the i-Linc Project.

The LLLPlatform is also proud to announce that the LLLWeek2017 will be supported by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. It will also enjoy 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, thinkers and political representatives and give them the opportunity to discuss today’s greatest educational challenges.

The main topic of the week will be 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

  • LLLWeek Reception 2017 – Save the date

    The LLLWeek Reception 2017

    When? On Monday, November 21st, from 18.00 to 21.00

    Where? In Brussels! Venue will come shortly
    What? During the second day of the LLLWeek 2017, we invite to you to discover the Lifelong Learning Platform, our partners the European Youth Forum, and our initiatives. The Reception will be a joyful occasion to round up the year in the LLLP, with insights on the work of the EU institutions in the field of choice. Experts, academics, civil society organisations and MEPs will […]

  • LLLAwards 2017 – Submit your application

    The focus of the 2017 LLLAwards edition is education in the digital era tackling different aspects on how this technological development is affecting and transforming educational practices.
    The LLLPlatform will reward three outstanding initiatives or projects under the following three categories:

    Education and Democracy: This category will reward initiatives that enhance critical thinking using digital tools, that raises awareness of civic rights within the internet, and promote active participation in democracy in the digital era.
    Education and Social Inclusion: This category will reward initiatives that […]

  • LLLWeek2017: This year in partnership with the VET Week!

    The LLLPlatform is happy to announce that the LLLWeek2017 will take place on 20-24 November in Brussels. This year and for the first time, the week will be organised in partnership with the European Commission and its VET Week. The Platform has also renewed its successful partnership with the European Youth Forum for the organisation of the week again this year. The LLLWeek aims to raise awareness on lifelong learning’s capacity to answer many challenges of […]

  • LLLWeek2016 Report: Learning to Live Together

    The 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.
    Read the final report...
    The LLLWeek2016 invited participants to discuss key challenges for educational policies, namely the impact of the economic and social crisis, migration flows, the emergence of populist movements or terrorist […]

  • LLLWeek2016: Main Conclusions

    The 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 […]

  • LLLWeek2016: View Full Programme

    The Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) will be holding its 6th Lifelong Learning Week (LLLWeek) from 10th October to 13th October 2016 in Brussels. 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. Building on the long-standing partnership between the Lifelong Learning Platform and the European Youth Forum, and on the successful experience of the European Youth Forum’s previous editions of the […]

  • LLLAwards2016: Celebrating Creative and Inclusive Intiatives in Lifelong Learning!

    The Lifelong Learning Platform has launched the Lifelong Learning Awards to celebrate creative and inclusive practices during its Lifelong Learning Week 2016.
    In 2016, the Lifelong Learning Platform will focus on the first priority of its Lifelong Learning Manifesto: “Building inclusive and democratic educational systems”. This priority covers different important issues such as citizenship and global education, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, fighting prejudices and discrimination, educational institutions democratic governance and learner participation, learning mobility for all and the use of arts […]

  • 2015: Investing in education for inclusive societies

    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 […]

  • 2014: Building Together the Future of Learning

    EUCIS-LLL organised successfully its 4th Lifelong Learning Week from 2 to 11 December, with the support of Julie Ward (S&D, UK). The name of the Week is rightly associated with our Manifesto “Building together the future of learning.” Namely, the topics discussed at our main events of the Week were rooted in the three pillars, focusing on the issue of efficiency and equity when it comes to funding of education, tackling exclusion and inequalities in education and training and validation of non-formal and […]

  • 2013: Preparing for EU Elections

    This year, the Week had a particular focus on the upcoming European Elections of Spring 2014. At this occasion EUCIS-LLL launched its Manifesto for the European elections and many events took place in order to provide ideas on how to modernise education and training systems in Europe.
    Civil Society Meeting Place
    EUCIS-LLL members had stands from 2 to 6 December at the European Parliament. Animations and other activities were organised during the whole week.
    Exhibition
    The 10 finalists pictures of EUCIS-LLL contest on “The Future of […]

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