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BETA Europe – Interview with David López

 

This interview appeared on BETA Europe’s March newsletter
Tell us a bit about yourself – your academic background, and how your career path led you to Lifelong Learning Platform?
 
Education is the revolving centre of my personal and professional path; it has always been and will continue to guide my actions. My studies focused broadly on civilisation and language, but also in administration, economics and most of all social studies. I was originally a teacher in primary school, and […]

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The LLLPlatform announces its 2018 General Assembly

The Lifelong Learning Platform is happy to announce that it will be holding its 2018 General Assembly on 7 July in Vienna, Austria. The G.A. will follow the annual conference and will see the participation of the whole LLLP membership.
Members will gather to discuss the general direction of the LLLP, and will also proceed to the election of four new Steering Committee members. The rotation systems foresees that three members of the Steering Committee will end their […]

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EAEA’s open call for Grundtvig award

Each year, the EAEA celebrates innovation and excellence in adult education by awarding successful adult education projects. This year, the EAEA Grundtvig Awards – themed “Cooperations and Partnerships” – will be given to projects that produce new partnerships and promote innovative cooperations. All participating projects will get European-wide visibility – don’t miss the opportunity! Read more about the criteria and apply by completing the submission form on the EAEA website by April 15th!

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Quality and effective apprenticeships: towards a true learning experience?

On 15 March, the EPSCO Council adopted a recommendation on a framework for quality and effective apprenticeships which is said to help young people to enter the world of work.
The recommendation encourages the development of a highly skilled and qualified workforce which is responsive to the needs of the labour market. By applying common criteria for the quality and effectiveness of apprenticeships, member states will be better able to develop and promote their national apprenticeship schemes.
The recommendation foresees […]

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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 […]

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Building bridges between all forms and sectors of education is the future of learning in Europe – LLLP Reaction to the Future of Learning in Europe

The Lifelong Learning Platform published a statement as reaction to the “Future of Learning” package, that the European Commission proposed in January 2018.
LLLP welcomes the prominence given to education and training at the EU level in recent months. At the Gothenburg Social Summit on 17 November, EU leaders had an informal lunch debate on education and culture for the first time. In the run-up to this debate, the European Commission set out a vision for a European Education Area […]

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LLL Interest Group: Guiding Principles for a European Lifelong Learning Area

The Lifelong Learning Interest Group, composed of Members of the European Parliament and representatives of civil society, met on 24 January 2018 for the event “Taking stock of Lifelong Learning in Europe – what will a European Education Area bring”, hosted by MEP Sirpa Pietikainen.

The event began with a presentation of the Guiding Principles for Lifelong Learning, based on the outcomes of the Interest Group meetings held since its inception in September 2015. Discussions followed on how the application of these […]

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Mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ Programme published

The European Commission has published the mid-term evaluation report of the Erasmus+ Programme. The evaluation builds on over a million responses to questions related to the most well-known programme of the Union, and it establishes itself as the most comprehensive and recent source of evidence.
The main highlights from the Commission are:

Erasmus+ is felt as to be supportive in both employment terms and active citizenship
Evidence shows that Erasmus+ is more coherent, relevant and partly more efficient and simpler than its predecessors.
The evaluation makes a […]

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Europeana to launch new awards: here is the #edTech Challenge 2018

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 […]

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