Lifelong Learning Platform | LLLP - European Civil Society for Education


The General Assembly

The General Assembly is the highest body of the association. It defines the annual priorities and objectives of the Platform and its work programme. Headed by the President, its annual meeting is attended by all its members (May/June).

The Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the administrative body of the Platform. It is composed of up to 9 elected representatives from its member networks. The Committee is in charge of the daily administrative tasks of the association and of the implementation of the work programme adopted by the General Assembly.

Luis Costa, President

Luis Costa represents the European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, EfVET. Luis is based in Portugal and was elected President in 2019.

Giuseppina Tucci, General Secretary Former Member of the Board, Giuseppina Tucci is now ad-interim Secretary General of OBESSU. She is based in Brussels. 

Joanna Pankowska Joanna is Civic Education Coordinator in AEGEE and she is currently based in Warsaw

Tamara Gojkovic Tamara is Secretary General of YEU International since December 2012, and is involved in civil society since 2003. 

Lucie Susova

Lucie Susova is the Education and Lifelong Learning Coordinator in SOLIDAR, and she is based in Brussels.

Jean-Marie Dujardin

Professor at the University of Liège, Jean-Marie Dujardin represents EUCEN, the European University Continuing Education Network.

Susana Pinto Oliveira

Susana represents the European Association for the Education of Adults and works at EAEA member EPATV, a VET school and adult education centre in the north of Portugal.

Oonagh Aitken

Oonagh Aitken is the President of Volonteurope. She has been the Chief Executive of Volunteering Matters, the UK’s leading volunteering charity.

Arja Krauchenberg

Arja Krauchenberg is the President of the European Parents’ Association. She has a background in adult learning and multilingualism.

The Secretariat

The secretariat ensures the day-to-day management of the platform.


Brikena Xhomaqi

Director / +32 2 89 32 517

Maria Farruggia

Administrative Officer / +32 2 89 32 517

Andrea Lapegna

Communication and Campaign Coordinator / +32 2 89 32 515

Andrew Todd

Policy and Advocacy Coordinator / +32 2 89 32 516


Pauline Boivin

Project and Policy Coordinator / +32 2 89 32 515

Riccardo Gulletta

Programme Coordinator / +32 2 89 32 517

Martina Gerli

Project and Communication Officer / +32 2 89 32 515

Juanma Báez Ramírez

Project and Policy Assistant / +32 2 89 32 516