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Policy debates

The LLLPlatform organises policy events on transversal issues such as the access to lifelong learning or learning mobility. These events are a tool to exchange good practices coming from the various sectors represented in the platform. The goal is to see how a same problematic is tackled in a university, in an association or in a training centre, by the parents, the teachers, the school heads, etc. This lifelong learning approach is central.

Such policy events also enable the members to discuss with representatives of the European institutions in order to confront their realities to the policies implemented at national or European levels. They represent a unique opportunity for our members to push forward some proposals and to discuss openly with public authorities representatives.

Past Policy debates


    The EU-funded project COMANITY has been running since 2017 helping to improve the skills of youth workers to reach disadvantaged youth in local communities. LLLP is in charge of the organisation of its final conference where a policy round table will bring together the views of the different European institutions with the presence of MEP Kostas Arvanitis and Head of Unit at DG EAC, Florencia Van Houdt, along with civil society and other European stakeholders.

    One out of every six […]

  • Briefing paper – Community lifelong learning centres

    The Lifelong Learning Platform is happy to share the results of the Policy Forum held in may with Cedefop. Following the many valuable inputs that the two organisations received, we have come up with a revised Briefing Paper on the potential of Community Lifelong Learning Centres as a gateway to multidisciplinary support teams.

    The paper explores the cross-sector approach and one-stop-shops as tools to prevent early leaving from education and training. It also suggests recommendations and next steps […]

  • Conference: What role of education for responsible and safe online behaviours?

    Save the date! On 24 of October 2019 policy-makers, civil society, educational stakeholders, researchers and companies will meet in Brussels (Belgium) to share and discuss initiatives that aim to “raise awareness and boost competences for responsible online identity”.

    The European Conference on Digital Footprint is co-organised by the European Digital Learning Network (Dlearn) and the Lifelong Learning Platform, with the support of the DIGIT project partners. It aims to address the topic of “digital footprint”, i.e. the record […]

  • 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 – LLLP Annual Conference in Vienna

    VIENNA – The Annual Conference of the Lifelong Learning Platform on “Lifelong Learning Culture: A partnership for rethinking education” took place at the very beginning of the Austrian Presidency of the European Union.
    On 5-6 July over a hundred representatives from the education and culture sectors including political representatives, civil society organisations, academics and practitioners gathered in Vienna for the Lifelong Learning Platform’s Annual Conference “Lifelong Learning Culture: A partnership for rethinking education”. The purpose of the conference was to highlight […]

  • European Conference on Innovative Assessment Methods for Validation

    Come and Join us at the InnoVal’s final conference!
    The Lifelong Learning Platform and its InnoVal project partners are happy to invite you to the European Conference on Innovative Assessment Methods for Validation.
    We will take stock of the recent policy developments in line with the 2012 Council Recommendation on Validation of Non-Formal and Informal Learning (VNFIL), and discuss the next steps forward.
    The second part will be about InnoVal project outcomes focusing on innovative assessment methods targeting ‘disadvantaged groups’. The consortium partners will showcase numerous […]

  • Media Literacy, XXI Century Challenge, 2015

    European Parliament, 3 December (11’00-13’00)
    It is essential today that all citizens acquire digital and media competences in order to ensure their interactions with media are positive and enriching.  Media literacy should not be treated as an isolated or independent skill. It is a necessary part of active citizenship and is key to the full development of freedom of expression and to the right to information. It is therefore an essential part of participative democracy and intercultural dialogue. Educators all over Europe are confronted with […]

  • Guidance and counselling to take validation to the next level, 2015

    European Parliament – 2 December (13.00-15.00)
    The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomed the 2012 Council Recommendation on the validation of non-formal and informal learning (VNIL) as it gave a political impulse for Member States to speed up the building of validation systems. Significant progress has been made in the last few years, especially with regard to the development of the legal frameworks and strategies. However more efforts should be made in order to increase the potential benefits of validation for a wider […]

  • Seminar on Learning Mobility, 2015

    Organised by ESNEFILEEE-YFU and EucA, with the support and facilitation of the LifeLong Learning Platform, this thematic workshop explored the issue of quality learning mobility, both from the policy and from the practice perspective.
    The workshop wished to help participants get a better understanding of the implementation of current instruments for quality learning mobility, in particular the European Quality Charter for Mobility, and offer a space for joint reflection on the kind of support […]

  • Education for Intercultural Dialogue

    European Parliament, 2 December, 16.30-18.30
    How can the development of cooperation, critical thinking, shared responsibility, communication and active participation be strengthened in Europe? How can we move from a culture of individualism and competition to a culture of collaboration and solidarity? How can we strengthen the intercultural dimension of education so that it really contributes to social transformation and sustainability? How to ensure that the complexities involved in education, such as identity and nationality, culture and diversity, rights and responsibilities, dignity […]

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