In the first EU Policy Lab webinar, there will be a presentation about the Malopolska lifelong learning partnership (MPKU) by Magdalena Tarnowska-Torbus from WUP – Labour office in Krakow, Region of Malopolska (Poland). The partnership was created in 2008 and involves over 100 institutional stakeholders in cooperation and transforming the field of adult education within the region. In this webinar, you will hear about how it works and its achievements. The presentation will be followed by a short panel discussion with two other […]
The EESC Civil Society Days 2023 featured three days of debates and exchanges around the link between civil society organisations and democracy, and the need to ensure an active, engaged participation to face the current societal challenges.
LLLP, alongside the European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB) and Cooperatives Europe hosted the workshop “Skills and Lifelong Learning for Democratic Societies” to highlight how the life course perspective, education, training and transversal skills are the way forward for […]
Finance Watch co-published a civil society briefing on how to ensure a reformed European economic governance framework supports the EU’s goals and helps tackling Europe’s multiple crises.
Europe faces serious economic, environmental and social challenges that require reforms and investment. But EU actions to tackle these challenges are constrained by Europe’s own economic governance framework, which has grown overly complex and out of date over the years. The Fiscal Matters coalition, a group of NGOs, unions and think tanks of which […]
This study is the result of research, led by Caritas Italiana, Caritas Europa and Don Bosco International in examining the situation for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and those not in education, employment, or training (NEETs) to transition from schooling into the labour market and to examine the significance of apprenticeships and Vocational Education Trainings (VETs) in supporting this transition and contributing to reducing school dropouts. The findings are based on an analysis of over 375 surveys completed by young […]
The document was developed in the framework of the European Alliance for a Just Transition, an informal coalition of like-minded European stakeholders. It provides a value-based framework for the EGD and all other strategies on climate and environment in Europe. It highlights a number of social goals that should underpin all decisions around the green transition to ensure that it is just and inclusive.
In addition, it provides a list of questions that allows the reader to verify whether a […]
While many believe all students should be taught equitably, in practice there are many barriers to achieving this goal, especially when it comes to inclusive Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (STEM) learning environments. When considering such STEM environments, inclusiveness does not only refer to the education of students with disabilities, but also to those who are underrepresented in STEM due to ethnicity, gender or any other vulnerability factor. Scientix, the community for science education in Europe, organised an online Science […]
The European Union is composed of 242 regions and 1.2 million representatives of local and regional authorities (LRAs). The extent to which they are involved in national and EU lifelong learning policies varies greatly. Results from the 2021 Regional and Local Barometer indicate that 88% of LRAs representatives consider that they should have a bigger say in EU policies. 90% of respondents think it is “very” or “fairly important” for LRAs to increase their influence on national policy-making. If […]
The European Commission has published an evaluation of the 2014 Quality Framework for Traineeships, with the aim of assessing its implementation and contribution across the EU and the overarching goal to strengthen the quality of traineeships.
Traineeships facilitate young pepole’s access to the labour market and play a great role for the majority of the young workforce. It is not by chance that 85% of the trainees surveyed for the evaluation said that traineeships helped them to learn things that […]