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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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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 […]

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The Lifelong Learning Platform is looking for a Project and Communication Assistant!

The Lifelong Learning Platform is looking for a Project and Communication Assistant!
The Lifelong Learning Platform (LLL-P) is an umbrella organisation that gathers 41 European civil society organisations active in the field of education, training and youth, based all over Europe and beyond. Currently these networks represent more than 50 000 educational institutions and associations covering all sectors of formal, non-formal and informal learning. Their members reach out to several millions of beneficiaries across Europe.
Are you a student or young graduate […]

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Voluntary Services in France, Challenges and Tendencies

This article was written by David Lopez, President of the LLLP, and originally appeared in the magazine Bundesnetzwerk Bürgerschaftliches Engagement.
First of all, it is important to clarify different terms: In English volunteering is unique word used for different activities. In France we have two words: Bénévolat and Volontariat. The notion of volontariat is relatively recent. Bénévolat is considered as a not paid activity, freely chosen which is generally organised within a non-profit institution. The better translation in English is volunteerism.
Volontariat that we […]

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PDW17 – Call for project partners


Teachers and trainers of Tomorrow – 13 potential project leaders are looking for a partnership with you
 
13 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 maximum two of the following project ideas until 22 October 2017 […]

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