On October 18th, during the closing remarks of the European VVocational Skills Week, the Lifelong Learning Platform releases one of its greatest efforts: the 2019 position paper on 21st century learning environments.
Learning can happen anytime, anywhere, and the spaces where this learning occurs are incredibly and increasingly diverse. Education systems are undergoing a paradigm shift in the struggle to meet the needs of learners in a world that is rapidly changing from a technological, demographic, societal and environmental perspective. […]
BRUSSELS, 30 September 2019 – On 25 September, ahead of the second European Education Summit, the European Parliament’s Lifelong Learning Interest Group met to discuss Skills for Life, Skills for the Future with Members of the European Parliament Julie Ward and Sirpa Pietikäinen, representatives of the European Commission, Finnish Presidency of the Council and stakeholders from all sectors of education, training and beyond. The meeting focused on how to better implement the concept of life skills, which enable people […]
A short chat with EMDR Europe, the organisations that joined the LLLPlatform in June 2019.
What is EMDR Europe?
Founded in 1999, EMDR Europe is the official professional association of National EMDR Associations, establishing, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of excellence and integrity in EMDR practice, research and education throughout Europe. Its mission is to improve, through EMDR therapy, the lives of people affected by trauma and mental illness related to stressful experiences and relationships, to promote and […]
On the 23rd and 24th of September the LLLP was in Paris, for the kick-off partners’ meeting of the Keep In Pact project, focused on promoting multi-partnership cooperation in lifelong career guidance. The project is coordinated by the Cités des métiers International Network (RICDM), Associate Member of the LLLP, together with Universcience from Paris, Learningdigital from Italy, the Municipality of Porto (Portugal), the Croatian Agency for Science and Higher Education (ASHE) and the Lifelong Learning Platform. The project […]
August 12 – Aachen: LLLP joined the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) conference on ‘Thinking Tomorrow’s Education’.
In the renewed European context, it is timely to assess the role that evidence-based policy plays in education and, vice-versa, how research should (or should not) be used for policy-making. Research and education have always been closely linked, and it’s only natural that it is so: researchers and academia often operate in what is called the knowledge triangle: education, research […]
The Lifelong Learning Platform is looking for volunteers during the LLLWeek 2019!
On 2-6 December, the LLLPlatform will engage in its most iconic event in Brussels. With several debates, discussions in the EU Parliament, the LLLWeek Reception, workshops and internal working groups, there will be my opportunities to engage the education stakeholders and policy-makers. We are very ambitious with the LLLWeek, but also short-handed and the Secretariat is looking for extra help!
Volunteers will engage in events activities, such as registration […]
The Lifelong Learning Platform is happy to share the results of the Policy Forum held in may with Cedefop. Following the many valuable inputs that the two organisations received, we have come up with a revised Briefing Paper on the potential of Community Lifelong Learning Centres as a gateway to multidisciplinary support teams.
The paper explores the cross-sector approach and one-stop-shops as tools to prevent early leaving from education and training. It also suggests recommendations and next steps […]
The 2019 Erasmus+ Survey is out!The Lifelong Learning Platform organises a yearly evaluation of the implementation of the Erasmus+ programme. The survey aims to provide decision-makers with an evaluation coming from the programme’s direct beneficiaries on what works and what could be improved. Because of this, the survey is targetted to civil society organisations who benefitted from the Erasmus+ funds in 2018! The survey contains questions on various aspects related for instance to the application procedures, to the relations with the […]
European Commission President-Elect Ursula Von der Leyen unveiled the new Commissioners’ portfolios in today’s press conference. We are sad to see that education and lifelong learning are not accorded their rightful place and visibility in this proposed Commission and are mentioned only as part of the wider ‘Innovation and Youth’, which erases in a blind hit also culture, sports and research. Mariya Gabriel (Bulgaria) will have the difficult task to make education policies arise from the whirlwind of innovation and […]