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LLL Interest Group: Guiding Principles for a European Lifelong Learning Area

The Lifelong Learning Interest Group, composed of Members of the European Parliament and representatives of civil society, met on 24 January 2018 for the event “Taking stock of Lifelong Learning in Europe – what will a European Education Area bring”, hosted by MEP Sirpa Pietikainen.

The event began with a presentation of the Guiding Principles for Lifelong Learning, based on the outcomes of the Interest Group meetings held since its inception in September 2015. Discussions followed on how the application of these […]

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Mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ Programme published

The European Commission has published the mid-term evaluation report of the Erasmus+ Programme. The evaluation builds on over a million responses to questions related to the most well-known programme of the Union, and it establishes itself as the most comprehensive and recent source of evidence.
The main highlights from the Commission are:

Erasmus+ is felt as to be supportive in both employment terms and active citizenship
Evidence shows that Erasmus+ is more coherent, relevant and partly more efficient and simpler than its predecessors.
The evaluation makes a […]

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Europeana to launch new awards: here is the #edTech Challenge 2018

Our partners and colleagues at Europeana  are very happy to announce a new competition focused this time on education: Europeana #edTech Challenge 2018. Europeana invites digital publishers, entrepreneurs, developers, designers and cultural heritage digital thinkers to submit their best idea(s) that use cultural heritage and digital technologies to foster innovative learning and teaching. The price is €20.000 and the deadline for submission is 28th February. All the information required for the application and the assessment criteria are available on […]

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New Commission package released: LLLP asks for a 21st century approach

Today, the European Commission followed-up its November Communication on “Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture” with a new package of measures aimed at strengthening key competences, digital skills and the European dimension of teaching.
The package consists of three initiatives:

A Council Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning which updates the 2006 Recommendation on Key Competences, giving further emphasis to civic and entrepreneurship competence
A Digital Education Action Plan which sets out the priorities of making better use […]

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COMMUNIA – Educators ask for a better copyright

As appeared on the COMMUNIA website, today a joint letter was sent to all MEPs working on copyright reform. The letter is an urgent request to improve the education exception in the proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. It is supported by 35 organisations representing schools, libraries, universities and non-formal education, and also individual educators and information specialists.
The future of education determines the future of society. In the letter we explain the changes […]

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Taking stock of Lifelong Learning in Europe – what will a European Education Area bring?

The Lifelong Learning Interest Group has come to its midway point, time to assess the progress and plan ahead!
The LLL-IG will meet again in the beginning of 2018, on January 24th at 14:30 in the European Parliament. This meeting, under the title “Taking stock of Lifelong Learning in Europe – what will a European Education Area bring?” will be the occasion to discuss the newly proposed European Education Area.
We would like to use this meeting as an […]

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LLLAwards 2017 – Winners unveiled at the LLLWeek Reception

During the LLLWeek17 Reception, the awardees of the LLLAwards 2017 have been unveiled!
Drum roll for the LLLAwards! And the winners are…

“Education and Innovative Pedagogy”: Historiana eLearning Environments by EUROCLIO, for its outstanding work in declining digital tools and empowerment of citizenship educators.
“Education and Social Inclusion”: Learning Circles, by the Peer2Peer University and Centre for Research […]

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How can educational research inform policy-making?

The Lifelong Learning Platform participated in a mobility learning activity at CICERO Learning, a network for distinguished researchers and research groups on learning based at the University of Helsinki. Andrew Todd, Policy and Advocacy Officer at the LLLPlatform, shares here his experience and insights on how innovative research can contribute to education policy.
How can educational research inform policy-making? This was a question at the forefront of my mind when I visited CICERO Learning at the University of Helsinki in […]

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European perspectives: volunteers and lifelong learning

David Lopez, President of the Lifelong Learning Platform was asked by “France Volontaires” what volunteering mean for lifelong learning.
“When it comes to education and lifelong learning, the tension between the acquisition of competences and citizenship education is of particular relevance for the European point of view. Thus, it is crucial to develop a consistent policy on volunteering.”
Read here is his perspective, in French.

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