Our partners and colleagues at Europeana are very happy to announce a new competition focused this time on education: Europeana #edTech Challenge 2018. Europeana invites digital publishers, entrepreneurs, developers, designers and cultural heritage digital thinkers to submit their best idea(s) that use cultural heritage and digital technologies to foster innovative learning and teaching. The price is €20.000 and the deadline for submission is 28th February. All the information required for the application and the assessment criteria are available on […]More
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 […]
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 […]
News - 12th January 2018
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
News - 3rd November 2017
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 […]
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 […]