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New youth work sharing space: the COMANITY HUB!

The Comanity project, in which LLLP is a partner, aims to support the rise of a new profile in youth work related to social inclusion of marginalized youth – the Community Animateur – foresees an integrated set of actions to reach such an ambitious objective. Among these, the planned and implemented online activities and tools such as the Comanity Hub play a crucial role in guaranteeing wide access and […]

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Five takeaways from the LLLP Annual Conference 2019

The Lifelong Learning Platform’s Annual Conference took place on 19-20 June in Brussels, the perfect place to take stock of the EU elections and assess the role education will play in the future of Europe. It gathered stakeholders from all education sectors and interests, tackling together the topic of “Learning democracy, values and participation: the added value of lifelong learning”. A very dynamic discussion saw the light, and there was general concordance on some key issues. 

1. Our democracy needs all […]

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DIMELI4AC project concludes its research on digital media literacy in schools and plans the next steps

DIMELI4AC partners met in Hannover on July 11-12 to wrap up the results of their first nine months of collaboration. After conducting extensive research on the state of digital media literacy in four countries, it was time to evaluate the work done so far and plan the next few steps ahead.

DIMELI4AC is an Erasmus+ KA2 project which aims to promote the development of digital media literacy and critical thinking skills among students aged 10 to 15 with the […]

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EU Baseline Report on Quality Assurance in Entrepreneurship Education ready for publication

On June 27-28 IN-QUAL partners
flew to Piraeus (Greece) to wrap up their first six months of work and plan the
publication of the EU Baseline Report.

IN-QUAL project aims to support entrepreneurship education providers in the implementation of quality assurance systems and to promote a EU-wide culture of quality inspired by the EQAVET standards.

Since the project kicked off in November 2018, partners have been busy conducting research on the status quo of quality assurance provisions for entrepreneurship education at national […]

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The European Qualifications Framework: supporting learning, work and cross-border mobility

In our modern world, people need a higher and broader set of skills to work, communicate, access information, products and services, and take part in social and civic activities.

Under the inputs of civil society and third parties, and upon the thrust of the EU Council revised recommendations on the EQF, the European Commission has now released the revision of the European Qualification Framework for lifelong learning.

We are happy to acknowledge another step forward in the European cooperation, and the […]

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LLLP General Assembly: important decisions, a new member and a new President!

On June 21st, LLLP members gathered in Brussels from all corners of Europe: a joyful occasion to discuss important issues within the LLLPlatform and to give a most sought-after input to LLLP daily work. Most of the membership was present, and the agenda made room for some important debates and consequent decisions. 

The GA discussed first and foremost the membership satisfaction vis-à-vis the work of the Secretariat. There was a general agreement on the extraordinary quality of the work done: comments […]

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Misunderstanding the role of CSOs: practical examples

What is exactly the function of civil society organisations? How can they bridge the EU and its citizens?

In a long interview, Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre, addressed the topical issue of involving citizens in their democracy. Building on the recommendations and following the results of the European Citizens Consultations, he winked at civil society organisations as those “actors who are independent of national or European institutions” and that need to bridge public institutions […]

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CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS partners look forward to the publication of Comparative Report on coding and STEM skills for primary schools

CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS partners met in sunny Heraklion (Crete) on June 24-25 to discuss the results of their first six months of work and plan ahead for the development of teaching materials combining coding skills and robotics.

CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS is an Erasmus+ KA2 project which aims to promote robotics in primary schools as an interactive and engaging channel to introduce kids to coding and STEM skills.

Over the past few months, CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS partners have been busy researching the status quo of […]

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LLLP-Cedefop Policy Forum on Community Lifelong Learning Centres

On 29 May Cedefop and LLLP in cooperation with the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU organised the policy forum “What role for Community Lifelong Learning Centres: the potential of one-stop-shops for preventing youth at risk from disconnecting”.

Building on the LLLP briefing paper Community Lifelong Learning Centres a gateway to multidisciplinary support teams and with participation from LLLP members, the event focused on how such centres, based in schools or other spaces in the local […]

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European Alliance for Apprenticeships – From schools to work: the role of chambers

The role of lifelong learning in the VET sector is today more important than it has ever been. In a world that is heavily influenced by technological developments, our compass should adapt as well to the new paths.

Such was the topic of the EAfA Meeting “From schools to work – The role of chambers”, that took place in Prague and Mladá Boleslav on 20-21 May, a meeting that dwells into the implications which a changing labour market bears […]

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