Around 90 key European and national stakeholders and social partners representing leading EU and national institutions will be gathered in Brussels during the Cedefop-LLLPlatform Policy Forum to explore the potential of Community lifelong learning centres (CLLC) as one-stop shops for preventing young people at risk and early-school leavers from disconnecting. The event will be hosted by the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in its permanent representation to the EU in Brussels.
During the event, Cedefop will launch the new edition, currently under development, of its web platform VET toolkit for tackling early leaving assisting policy makers and VET providers in taking action towards a comprehensive approach to tackling early leaving from education and training.
The Lifelong Learning Platform and the Educational Disadvantage Centre, Institute of Education, Dublin City University will present their joint briefing paper on “Implementing a holistic approach to lifelong learning: Community Lifelong Learning Centres as a gateway to multidisciplinary support teams”.
Representatives from good practices in using integrated service delivery (one-stop shops, case management and multi-skilled teams) in different settings will present their approach and benefits for establishing CLLCs in disadvantaged areas across Europe. Viewing community lifelong learning centres as a gateway to multidisciplinary teams based services for those with complex needs, envisages a colocation between these centres and the teams, as part of a one stop shop.
A high-level panel with key national and EU stakeholders is invited to reflect on thepost-2020 EU and national agendas on tackling early leaving from education and training and their contribution to raising citizens’ skills and improving youth social inclusion and labour market integration.
The forum will address some key issues:
- What is the stocktaking of current strategies and programmes to tackle early leaving from education and training?
- Is early leaving from education and training still a challenge in Europe? Why?
- What challenges are currently faced by Member States in the implementation of their policies to tackle early leaving from education and training? What new challenges lie ahead?
- What are the ongoing discussions on the post-2020 strategies and programmes to tackle early leaving from education and training at EU and national levels to raise citizens’ low skills, tackle youth unemployment and increase social inclusion?
- What role can community lifelong learning centres have in EU and national strategies to support the social inclusion and labour market integration of youth at risk?
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