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LLLAwards 2018: Call for applications

The focus of the third edition of the LLLAwards edition is the potential of European culture to boost the major transformation we seek in our society, tackling different aspects on how this technological development is affecting and transforming education practices. The aim will be to award three initiatives in three different categories, as follows:


Learning environments
Practices in this first sub-theme will discuss the role of lifelong learning in ensuring that all learning environments are taken into account when formulating European policies in education and training. Best practices in informal and non-formal settings are very welcome, in order to understand the magnitude of those environments when developing transversal competences, as well as proposals for policy reforms that keep into account the unique role of lifelong learning in fostering key competences.

Validation, recognition and accreditation
The role of lifelong learning and culture to bridge the gaps between theory and practice is acknowledged worldwide. Practices submitted in this sub-topic will lean upon the different skills sets that inform the Key Competences and will put forward interesting tools to validate these skills sets. The sub-topic can as well be understood through the lense of cultural diversity. Variety of target groups is welcome, from all age groups, as well as disadvantaged background as primary beneficiaries of the tools. A particular emphasis shall be placed to enable culture actors to have a say when assessing transversal competences.

Holistic approaches to active citizenship through education and culture
Practices submitted under this heading shall lean upon how culture-based competences can contribute to create active citizens. A particular focus shall be placed on cultural awareness, learning to learn and social and civic competences as fosterous of self-awareness and personal development within societies. Best practices presented should link education and culture to a renewed active citizenship and, if desired, European identity.

Eligibility criteria

  • Person or organisation or project
  • The initiative takes place in the field of Education and Training;
  • The initiative applies methods from formal, non-formal and/or informal education or takes place in a formal, non-formal and/or informal educational environment;
  • The initiative targets any age group and may target several age groups;
  • The initiative targets any areas of life and may combine several;
  • The initiative is based on a cross-sectoral cooperation (involving civil society organisation, schools, trade unions, companies, universities…);
  • The initiative should not be older than 4 years;
  • The initiative must not have already been awarded by another European Prize;
  • Applicants must be over 18;
  • Applicants must be European citizens and/or active in one of the EU Member States.



Deadline is on August 15th!

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