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Evidence-based policy-making in education & training: a forced marriage between education and research?

August 12 – Aachen: LLLP joined the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) conference on ‘Thinking Tomorrow’s Education’.

In the renewed European context, it is timely to assess the role that evidence-based policy plays in education and, vice-versa, how research should (or should not) be used for policy-making. Research and education have always been closely linked, and it’s only natural that it is so: researchers and academia often operate in what is called the knowledge triangle: education, research […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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New – Erasmus+ survey 2019

The 2019 Erasmus+ Survey is out!The Lifelong Learning Platform organises a yearly evaluation of the implementation of the Erasmus+ programme. The survey aims to provide decision-makers with an evaluation coming from the programme’s direct beneficiaries on what works and what could be improved. Because of this, the survey is targetted to civil society organisations who benefitted from the Erasmus+ funds in 2018! The survey contains questions on various aspects related for instance to the application procedures, to the relations with the […]

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Ursula, where did you hide education? – Reaction to New Commissioners’ portfolios

European Commission President-Elect Ursula Von der Leyen unveiled the new Commissioners’ portfolios in today’s press conference. We are sad to see that education and lifelong learning are not accorded their rightful place and visibility in this proposed Commission and are mentioned only as part of the wider ‘Innovation and Youth’, which erases in a blind hit also culture, sports and research. Mariya Gabriel (Bulgaria) will have the difficult task to make education policies arise from the whirlwind of innovation and […]

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Project Development Workshop 2019: call for partners

Transforming education!For a technology-driven world10 potential project leaders are looking for a partnership with you

10 organisations are looking for partners in their European consortium on skills to apply for the upcoming Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic partnership and KA3 Policy reforms calls.

If you are interested in international cooperation and feel like being a potential partner in an innovative project on skills, you can apply for the following project ideas until October the 7th 2019. On October the 14th 2019 you will know […]

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New: LLLP contribution to EIT consultation

The Lifelong Learning Platform is happy to announce its contribution to the consultation put forward by the European Commission on the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and its Strategic Innovation Agenda for 2021-2027.

During summer, the European Commission had suggested modifying the legal base of the EIT to align it with the EU’s next research and innovation programme Horizon Europe (2021-2027). In the words of Commissioner Navracsics, the renews strategy would serve three objectives: 1. […]

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Save the date for 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 […]

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Jean Monnet Prize – Applications open!

The Jean Monnet Prize for European Integration aims at honouring Jean Monnet’s memory and life achievements. It does so by rewarding talented individuals or groups having contributed to supporting or strengthening European Integration through a project they designed and implemented. The winning project receives a 1,500€ grant. Read here the full statute of the Jean Monnet Prize.

All projects either implemented (or under implementation at the moment of the application) promoting European integration can apply to […]

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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 […]

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