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The Europe 2020 strategy launched in March 2010 is giving the overall direction and political priorities for promoting smart, sustainable and inclusive growth up to 2020. It is conceived as a partnership between the EU and its Member States driven by the promotion of growth and jobs.

Constructed around five headline targets in the areas of employment, research and development, climate and energy, education and the fight against poverty and social inclusion, the strategy also set out a series of action programmes, called “flagship initiatives”.

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The LLL Platform is monitoring this process and is pushing for the involvement of stakeholders at the European and national level. It is coordinating the LLL-HUB project that aims to assses the situation in 7 countries and to produce recommendations.


  • Press release – LLLP Annual Conference in Vienna

    VIENNA – The Annual Conference of the Lifelong Learning Platform on “Lifelong Learning Culture: A partnership for rethinking education” took place at the very beginning of the Austrian Presidency of the European Union.
    On 5-6 July over a hundred representatives from the education and culture sectors including political representatives, civil society organisations, academics and practitioners gathered in Vienna for the Lifelong Learning Platform’s Annual Conference “Lifelong Learning Culture: A partnership for rethinking education”. The purpose of the conference was to highlight […]

  • LLLP’s first reaction to the Building a stronger Europe package

    On May 22nd, the European Commission has released an additional package to advance in building a European Education Area by 2025, as announced in the November’s communication ahead of the Gothenburg Summit. This package seeks to reinforce the cultural dimension of the European Union and bolster youth participation. It includes a new set of measures for Education, a new Youth Strategy and a new Agenda […]

  • Building bridges between all forms and sectors of education is the future of learning in Europe – LLLP Reaction to the Future of Learning in Europe

    The Lifelong Learning Platform published a statement as reaction to the “Future of Learning” package, that the European Commission proposed in January 2018.
    LLLP welcomes the prominence given to education and training at the EU level in recent months. At the Gothenburg Social Summit on 17 November, EU leaders had an informal lunch debate on education and culture for the first time. In the run-up to this debate, the European Commission set out a vision for a European Education Area […]

  • Policy Statement – LLLP welcomes the European Commission’s vision for a European Education Area laying the foundation for a Social Europe

    The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the European Commission’s vision for a European Education Area laying the foundation for a Social Europe
    On 14 November, the European Commission released a new Communication “Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture” as a contribution to the meeting of EU leaders at the Gothenburg Social Summit today (17 November).  The Lifelong Learning Platform believes that the vision set out by Vice-President Katainen and Commissioner Navracsics for a European Education Area by 2025 would […]

  • White Paper on the Future of Europe

    On 1 March 2017, the European Commission presented a White Paper on the Future of Europe, which forms the Commission’s contribution to the Rome Summit of 25 March 2017. The White Paper sets out the main challenges and opportunities for Europe in the coming decade. It presents five scenarios for how the Union could evolve by 2025 depending on how it chooses to respond. We will only do more together – and more efficiently – thanks to solid  yet open […]

  • EESC adopts Opinion on the European Pillar of Social Rights

    On 25 January, the EESC adopted an opinion on the outline of a European Pillar of Social Rights. This opinion sets out the European Economic and Social Committee’s initial contribution to shaping what may eventually be a European Pillar of Social Rights. It draws from the rich and diverse discussions during the 28 national debates organised by the Committee, which it believes provides the added value of this opinion. The Committee emphasises that the Pillar must be developed with the […]

  • European Council: New Skills Agenda, Youth Guarantee and European Solidarity Corps

    European Heads of State met in Brussels on 15 December for a final formal meeting in 2016. The main topics on the table were migration, security and external relations. However, with the recent launch of the European Solidarity Corps (7 December), education was briefly dealt with through the prism of economy, social development and youth. “The European Council calls for the continuation of the Youth Guarantee and welcomes the increased support for the Youth Employment Initiative. It also […]

  • Investment in education and a lifelong learning approach: The only way to reach ET2020 targets

    On 8 November, the LLLPlatform published a press release in reaction to the newly launched Education and Training Monitor 2016.
    Press release: Education and Training Monitor 2016 – Investment in education and a lifelong learning approach: The only way to reach ET2020 targets
    The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the 2016 Education and Training Monitor published by  the EU Commission on 7 November. This 2016 report highlights the persistent challenges Europe has been facing for years, such as […]

  • President Juncker’s State of the Union: Skills for Youth

    President Juncker’s speech on the “State of the Union” for 2016opened on the gloomy recent past and no less bright horizon we stand before as the European Union once again, struggles through an existential crisis: “From high unemployment and social inequality, to mountains of public debt, to the huge challenge of integrating refugees, to the very real threats to our security at home and abroad – every one of Europe’s Member States has been affected.” The LLLPlatform believes that […]

  • Skills Matter

    In the wake of the technological revolution that began in the last decades of the 20th century, labour market demand for information-processing and other high-level cognitive and interpersonal skills is growing substantially. Read the study.

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