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Worrying trends in financing education in Europe: down by 11% since 2009!

Recently, Eurostat compiled an informed study on how much of their GDP EU countries destine to education, in all of its forms. The study refers to expenditures in 2015, and data are somehow very low. But they made us wonder: what’s the trend throughout the years?
We have compared the same study that Eurostat publishes regularly, and found out what we feared: Member States are decreasing their share of budget, diminishing the support to education.
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The European Commission published the Annual Erasmus+ work programme for 2018

The European Commission has published the annual Erasmus+ work programme for 2018.
The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the increase in the budget for the Key Action 1 “Learning mobility of individuals” and for the Key Action 2 “Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices” in 2018. However, we regretfully remark that no further increase has been proposed for the Key Action 3 “Support for policy reform”.
A further concern is that the efforts invested in implementing and […]

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LLLWeek Reception 2017 – Save the date

The LLLWeek Reception 2017

When? On Monday, November 21st, from 18.00 to 21.00

Where? In Brussels! Venue will come shortly
What? During the second day of the LLLWeek 2017, we invite to you to discover the Lifelong Learning Platform, our partners the European Youth Forum, and our initiatives. The Reception will be a joyful occasion to round up the year in the LLLP, with insights on the work of the EU institutions in the field of choice. Experts, academics, civil society organisations and MEPs will […]

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European Commission’s public consultation on the “Recommendation on Promoting social inclusion and shared values through formal and non-formal learning”

The European Commission has opened a public consultation on the “Recommendation on Promoting social inclusion and shared values through formal and non-formal learning”. The online questionnaire will gauge public opinion on the importance of equipping young people with shared values and how education and non-formal learning can help achieve this aim in view of creating more socially cohesive societies. The results of the public consultation will be used together with the other data and research […]

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Project Development Workshop 2017 – Call for Project Ideas!

Do you have a great idea for an innovative European Project on tackling challenges related to the professional development of teachers and trainers? Does it align with the recent EU communication on “School Development and Excellent Teaching for a Great Start in Life”?
Whether it is in higher education, school or vocational education and training, adult education, youth or sports, get ready to develop your Erasmus+ project proposal and benefit from EU funding. Let’s shape the Teachers and Trainers […]

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The priorities of the Estonian presidency unveiled

The priorities of the Estonian presidency build on the European Council’s strategic agenda and common goals formulated by the member states and the EU institutions in the Rome declaration on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties. The Estonian presidency will focus on preserving the common values of prosperity, security, peace and stability in Europe. It will seek to maintain Europe’s unity through practical decisions.
During the next 6 months, the presidency will focus on four key areas:

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The EQF Advisory Group meets to address the role of NGOs in validation

The European Commission, together with the Lifelong Learning Platform, the European Volunteer Centre, and Cedefop is organising a Peer Learning Activity (PLA). The focus of the PLA will be “the role of non-governmental stakeholders in implementing the 2012 Recommendation on validation of non-formal and informal learning“. Important partners of the event are YFJ, EURASHE, EUA, ESU, and ETUC.
This PLA aims at exchanging […]

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The EP joint report on “A New Skills Agenda for Europe”: story of an advocacy success

On June 21st, the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament adopted their joint report on “a new skills agenda for Europe”. The report was the result of joint efforts from civil society organisations and social partners in proposing and constant lobbying on the rapporteurs. The Lifelong Learning Platform is happy to announce that those efforts were taken into consideration by the two Committees. You can […]

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Civil Society Days 2017 – The Europe we strive for!

Monday June 26th will see the opening of the Civil Society Days 2017.
Why? Over the past year Europe has faced many new challenges, most of the time leading some citizens to remarkable dissatisfaction towards the EU institutions. We believe that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are in a key position between citizens and European institutions, giving them the power to offer new perspectives for the Union and to propose concrete solutions for the future of Europe. The Civil Society […]

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Open Public Consultation on Social Inclusion

European Commission’s public consultation on the “Recommendation on Promoting social inclusion and shared values through formal and non-formal learning”
The European Commission has recently published an open public consultation to hear citizens’ views about social inclusion. All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly welcome from: Education and training institutions, Teachers, educators and leaders of educational institutions, Civil society sector organisations, Public authorities at national, regional and local level, Youth organisations, Social partners, Pupils and students.
The online questionnaire […]

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