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LLL Interest Group

Interest group logo finalInitiated by the Lifelong Learning Platform and EAEA together with a number of MEPs, the Interest Group on Lifelong Learning brings together civil society representatives and MEPs to discuss key issues connected to lifelong learning with strong emphasis on adult education.

An important reason to form the Interest Group on Lifelong Learning is the new European Commission and its priorities. We stand for a comprehensive and trans-sectorial lifelong learning approach, and want to stress that education is not only about employment, but is linked to personal development, social inclusion, active citizenship, and much more.

The interest group works as a “watchdog” to what the European Union is doing. The focus of 2015–2016 is “Inclusive education for inclusive societies”. The group aims to fight inequalities and discrimination in education in order to reach the Europe 2020 and Education and Training 2020 headline targets and contribute to the EU growth strategy this way.

Resources

  • LLL Interest Group meets to discuss the New Skills Agenda for Europe

    In order to be turned into comprehensive lifelong learning strategies at national/regional level, bridges should be built between education, employment and social policies, in a reinforced dialogue and cooperation with civil society. That is why several MEPs and civil society organisations met on 30 November to discuss the new Skills Agenda for Europe with Slovak Presidency of the EU Council and DG EMPL representatives. The event took place just a few days after the EU Council under Slovak Presidency […]

  • 2016: EDUCATION FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING

    The third meeting of the LLL Interest Group on 16 February 2016 gathered educators, learners, stakeholders and policy-makers. The debate that aimed to clear the field in order to understand how the concept is perceived at European level, what initiatives exist on the ground and how to channel best practices up to the decision-making level.
    Personal development, creativity and well-being have the potential of becoming the key outcomes of a learning system that follows the right track. This “right track” involves […]

  • 2015: THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN PROMOTING FUNDAMENTAL VALUES

    Convinced that progress will come from joining forces, civil society organisations and Members of the European Parliament met in the frame of the Lifelong Learning Interest Group on 22 September 2015 to share and learn from each other on their common belief that education is the key to unlocking the stalemate in which citizenship finds itself. This was the second meeting of the LLL Interest Group.
    Europe desperately needs a new democratic impetus. It must today face the challenge of […]

  • 2015: Launching the LIFELONG LEARNING Interest Group!

    EAEA and the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLPlatform) have initiated an Interest Group on Lifelong Learning together with Members of the European Parliament. Hosted by MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (Finland, EPP), the group brings together civil society representatives and MEPs to discuss various key issues connected to lifelong learning. The first meeting took place in Brussels on 16th of April 2015.
    “The idea is to have an interest group on lifelong learning with a strong emphasis on adult education. An important reason to […]

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