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LLLP reaction to MFF – an EU budget that empowers its citizens through learning and cooperation

On 2 May, the European Commission released its proposal for the 2021-2027 EU Multiannual Financial Framework. The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the steps towards a rational adjustment of spending in areas such as agriculture and the commitment to double the budget of Erasmus+ – a commendable first step to boost the inclusiveness and accessibility of this iconic EU programme in the field of education, training and lifelong learning. However, instead of an even more ambitious vision for the future of […]

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LLLP’s first reaction to the Building a stronger Europe package

On May 22nd, the European Commission has released an additional package to advance in building a European Education Area by 2025, as announced in the November’s communication ahead of the Gothenburg Summit. This package seeks to reinforce the cultural dimension of the European Union and bolster youth participation. It includes a new set of measures for Education, a new Youth Strategy and a new Agenda […]

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Save the date for the LLLWeek2018!

The LLLPlatform will be holding its 8th Lifelong Learning Week (LLLWeek) on 3-7 December 2018 in Brussels. We are very happy to say that the LLLWeek will take place in cooperation and with the support of the LLL Interest Group and the Youth Intergroup.

The LLLWeek has over time become a milestone in the European education agenda, thanks to the support of civil society actors and of Members of the European Parliament, bringing together learners and educators, field workers and policy-makers, […]

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Open Letter on the EU Copyright Reform

In the context of the public campaign on copyright reform, the Lifelong Learning Platform has endorsed the open letter to EU Ambassadors to ask for a comprehsnsive reform that bears in mind the implication of copyright in education settings. The network seeks to stop this rushed EU copyright reform and addressed itself to the EU Member State Ambassadors and Deputy Ambassadors ahead of the 27 April meeting of the Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments […]

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LLLP reflection on “Educate to Create” conference: taking steps towards a learner-centred approach

On 19-20 April, the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union organised its flagship conference on digital skills “Educate to Create: from Digital Consumers to Digital Creators”. The one and a half day conference focused on how to promote digital creativity among learners, with attention to issues such as teacher training, gender equality, internet connectivity for schools and rural areas, and cooperation of educational establishments with industry and non-formal education. The conference was attended by both national […]

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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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