Why an Annual Theme?
The Lifelong Learning Platform addresses forward-looking issues in the field of education and training on an annual basis. This year’s theme will be explored during different events and meetings at the crossroads between the French and Czech Presidencies of the Council of the EU, thus helping the transition and bridging with the outcomes of the Future of Europe Conference led by the French Presidency.
Investment in education and training: a public good for all
Investment in education and […]
The European Commission published its proposal for a Council Recommendation on learning for environmental sustainability. The aim of the proposal is to support Member States, schools, higher education institutions, non-governmental organisations and all education providers in equipping learners with understanding and skills on sustainability, climate change and the environment.
What is it? This proposal serves the European strategy to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent
and envisions decisive actions to be taken now. The European Education Area, the European […]
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will roll out its annual Civil Society Days in March 2022. As in previous years, this flagship civil society conference exhibits a space for citizens, organised civil society and European institutions to engage in an inclusive process with an eye on addressing the major societal challenges the EU currently faces in shaping its future.
The Civil Society Days event is a symbol of the cooperation between the EESC and the members of […]
In our annual position paper for 2021 we delved into teasing apart and unpacking the relationship between assessments and wellbeing. In doing so, we sought to identify the long-lasting impact in which highly stress inducing forms of assessments can have on learners. We also, and perhaps more importantly, demonstrated that assessments can align more harmoniously with wellbeing, and that alternative forms of assessment exist that offer a way forward.
Our paper at a glance:
* We outline the principles for […]
The Lifelong Learning Week marks a focal point in the education and training calendars in Europe. It provides us with a space to discuss, reflect, deliberate, and debate on issues and subjects pertaining to education and training in Europe. It is an opportunity to work alongside members, to showcase their endeavours, and to forge new associations that can sew the seeds for novel avenues of collaboration. And to bring our concerns directly to European decision-makers. Our overall aim is to […]
The Lifelong Learning Platform supports its members and partners in the higher education sector in their fight for overcoming the administrative issues of the new Erasmus+ programme. Together, we have drawn up a statement that sets out some of the main administrative problems impacting students and educators alike as well as a number of concrete solutions to remedy these issues.
Since the beginning of the academic year, students and Higher Education Institutions across Europe have been facing enormous challenges related […]
The meeting of the Lifelong Learning Interest Group on 1 December 2021, taking place online and chaired by MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen, was held under the theme “Funding Education for Wellbeing”.
Well-being in adult learning is in the New European Agenda for Adult Learning
Ema Perme, representative of the Slovenian Presidency, highlighted the recent adoption of the New European Agenda for Adult Learning as one of the most important achievements of the Slovenian Presidency. “Well-being will be one of the cornerstones in […]
All across Europe, the drive towards privatisation and marketisation of education has gathered steam. Our education systems are brashly depicted as an industry, as a source of profits, a zone of competitiveness, with countries, universities and schools ranked by performance indicators. In many instances, teachers and educators have been reduced to tools preparing learners for the labour market. It is not surprising that currently 47% of educators in the EU report quite a bit or a lot of stress at […]
Education for sustainability
In the last few months, the role of education and training as a crucial tool to fight climate change has been widely recognised. For the first time, education ministers took part in the COP26, a move that had been long overdue and which should stay and permeate the agenda of future COP assemblies. Education and lifelong learning are key enablers for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the transformation of our societies. This […]