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Educational robotics for students and teachers: bring on STEM skills!

On January 23-24, CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS partners flew to the north of Sweden to discuss the work of the past six months and discuss the next steps ahead.

CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS is an Erasmus+ KA2 project which aims to promote the development of STEM skills among students aged 9-12 through the channel of educational robotics (in particular through the LEGO Boost set).

In the second half of 2019, CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS partners have focused on finalising one of the core project results: a comprehensive Educational Back […]

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COMANITY, a new programme for youth and social inclusion

For two years, the Lifelong Learning platform cooperated with 8 organisations (university, research centers, municipality, social cooperative, NGOs) from across the EU to develop a new inclusive programme for youth workers and young people, the COMANITY programme. As the European project is coming to its end and because it was such a great and successful programme, we want to give it a legacy. That’s why we are launching this call for interest and participation.  

What is it? 

The COMANITY programme is a unique blended programme for youth […]

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Event report – “Inclusion at schools: from policy to practice”

On the 6th of December, in the frame of the 2019 LLLWeek, the “Inclusion at schools: from policy to practice” (agenda) event took place at VLEVA, the Liaison agency Flanders-Europe. It was organised by LLLP with the support of Inscool project partners and EVBB, the European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training.

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EVENT REPORT – SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE OF YOUTH WORK

On November 13th, LLLP with the support of COMANITY project partners organised an EU Round Table on the very timely topic of ‘Skills for the Future of Youth work‘ in Brussels (agenda). It was the COMANITY project’s final conference. The event was therefore also a celebration of two years of fruitful collaborative work between the nine organisations that composed the partnership. Over 60 participants from across the EU attended and actively contributed to the discussions. 

See the photos of the event here

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PISA 2018 Results: A wake-Up call to put Wellbeing not numbers at the heart of policy-making

December 3, Brussels – The OECD PISA 2018 and of the EU results were launched on the 3 December in Brussels. The Lifelong Learning Platform participated in the launching event which confirmed our biggest concern: pupils’ wellbeing is a major challenge. While PISA focuses on fundamental competencies such as reading, mathematics, and sciences it also looks at the general satisfaction of pupils with school experience.

Building on a detailed analysis, the report shows that the number of underachieving […]

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Building a Community of Practice for Validation in the EU

LLLP and partners launched a survey on the needs for a Community of Practice in the field of Validation for Prior Learning – VPL and Validation of Non-Formal and Informal Learning – VNFIL.

Please find the survey here: https://bit.ly/2PAv9Kg

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LLLWeek 2019 – Learning Democracy, Values and Participation: a success!

The 9th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week took place in the European Parliament on 2-6 December 2019. It was a dense week of debates, discussions and reflections upon the LLLP’s theme of the year: Learning democracy, values and participation: the added value of lifelong learning

Some figures?🔸 900 participants (almost) 🏟🔸 hundreds of pictures (click here for the photo album) 📸🔸 dozens of amazing speakers and experts 🗣🔸 15 events ⚡️🔸 12 MEPs involved throughout the week […]

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Press release – GRALE 4 Report launched at Lifelong Learning Interest Group meeting – LLLWeek19

The fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) was launched on 5 December in Brussels at a meeting of the Interest Group on Lifelong Learning. The event, hosted by the Permanent Representation of Lower Saxony to the EU, took place in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Week 2019.

Focus on adult learning to develop integrated, holistic solutions to global challenges

The need for better recognition as well as financing of the education sector was at the centre of the […]

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Bridge47 roadmap – what more can we do to reach SDG 4?

The Bridge 47 network, coordinated by Fingo Finland, met in early November in Helsinki for the Envision 4.7 event to discuss European agenda alignment with the SDG goal 4 and its Target 4.7. 

Target 4.7 postulates that:

“By 2030, [we should] ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and […]

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Meeting MEP Verheyen, Chair of the CULT Committee: what will the future hold for lifelong learning?

A delegation from the Lifelong Learning Platform had the pleasure to meet with the new Chair of the CULT Committee, MEP Sabine Verheyen (Germany, EPP). The meeting was a very fruitful discussion, focusing on the future of lifelong learning and the work of the Euroepan Parliament for the coming months. 

MEP Verheyen showed great interest in the activities of the LLLPlatform, including the Lifelong Learning Interest Group of the European Parliament. She praised the work of LLLP and its […]

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