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Cultural education

Culture and education are closely intertwined all along citizens’ life. The cultural sector represents a world of thousands of opportunities to learn, be they formal, non-formal or informal. The outcomes of these practices are more and more acknowledged in the educational systems and ought to be better exploited.

Initiation to culture and the arts start from early childhood education and care is acknowledged across the EU as an essential part of the curricula. Arts can also be used to improve the acquisition of transversal competences, crucial to foster one’s creativity and sense of appreciation of cultural diversity.

Their use can contribute to develop a whole set of key competences, from basic (i.e. language skills through acting) to transversal skills (i.e. logic through juggling). This goes notably through the improvement of educators/teachers’ training by sensitizing them to the importance of culture and favouring their collaboration with artists.

The Platform emphasises also the crucial role of culture in broadening the access to lifelong learning, especially for the most disadvantaged groups. Bridging education and culture strategies and policies at EU level to upgrade our people’s transversal skills, increase their employability but also and especially make them socially included, fulfilled individuals and active citizens is essential in that respect.

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  • Integrating cultural diversity in higher education

    After three long and rewarding years of work, the HE4u2 consortium and project coordinators are happy to announce that the HE4u2 project has achieved the targeted objectives and will be officially closed by 31 December 2018. The project had started in January 2016 funded under the Erasmus+ programme, aiming to address the needs of migrant or ethnic minority students via a better integration of cultural diversity into higher education teaching and learning practices.
    The HE4u2 project has developed an approach […]

  • LLLWeek18 – Lifelong Learning Culture in the European Parliament

    The 8th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week took place in the European Parliament on 3-7 December 2018. It was a dense week of debates, discussions and reflections upon the LLLP’s theme of the year: Lifelong Learning Culture: A partnership for rethinking education.

    The week kicked-off with a lively LLL Civil Society Forum in the splendid Fondation Universitaire. Civil society organisations active in education and training debated their own role vis-à-vis the latest EU policy, and their contribution […]

  • Registrations open for the LLLWeek2018!

    This year, the LLLWeek can count on 10 different events, covering all the spectrum of “Lifelong Learning Culture”. Curious to hear more about the MFF, about the place of culture and active citizenship in education, or about  career guidance and intercultural learning ?
    Discover the programme of the LLLWeek 2018! Pick your favorite events, and don’t miss the chance to participate to the most exciting happening in lifelong learning!

  • PDW18 – 10 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 an international cooperation and feel like being a potential partner in an innovative project on skills, you can apply for one of the following project ideas until 30 September 2018 (midnight). On 5 October 2018 you will know whether you were selected to participate in the project development […]

  • 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 […]

  • Project Development Workshop 2018 – Submit your project ideas and build your own consortium!

    The Project Development Workshop is back! This year, with a catch-it-all topic: “Education rethought: make it happen!”. Do you have a great idea for an innovative European Project on new ways of educating? Whether it is in higher education, school or vocational education and training, adult education, youth or sport: get ready to set up your European project proposal and benefit from EU funding from the Erasmus+ programme.
    Mark Thursday 22 and Friday 23 November 2018 in your agenda. The ReSET Task Force […]

  • Discover the LLLP Annual Conference 2018

    When? 5 – 6 July 2018
    Where? Vienna, Austria – TU Wien
    What? A partnership between lifelong learning and culture
    Why? To rethink education in Europe: from validation and recognition to learning environments, all of this with the unmistakable LLLP’s holistic approach
    Who? Members, experts, academics, learners, civil society organisations, national, EU and international representatives: all together to debate this great topic!

    THE OPENING
    We start with sparkles and fireworks! For the opening ceremony, we invited a distinguished panel to discuss Bulgarian and Austrian […]

  • 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 […]

  • Press release – Culture and Education for All

    Culture and Education for All: Building the Skills for More Resilient Societies
    Brussels, 16 March 2018
    Civil society organisation[1], European and International Institutions, permanent representations, universities, teachers and stakeholders came together on March 14th to discuss a common approach to linking culture and education. In light of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and the European Commission’s 2017 Communication on “Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture” the debate aimed at discussing possible synergies between the two policy fields […]

  • 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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