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LLLP at the 6th World Forum on Lifelong Learning

The 6th World Forum on Lifelong Learning took place on 1-2 July in a hybrid format, both in Brussels and online. Organised by the World Committee for Lifelong Learning, LLLP’s longstanding partner, and under the patronage of both UNESCO and the European Commission, it sought to address the challenges related to making lifelong learning a tool for personal and professional development in the new global context.
The Forum drew on the expertise of outstanding experts and speakers to formulate […]

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LLLP at the Thematic Cluster of the Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe

As a member of the Civil Society Convention on the Conference on the Future of Europe, the Lifelong Learning Platform participates in thematic clusters. These clusters seek to ensure that common positions are achieved amid civil society organisations and then brought to the attention of the Conference.
Such was the case on July 7th, when LLLP took part in the workshop cluster on education and culture. In our eyes, the main effort was to ensure that a lifelong learning approach is […]

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Save the date for the LLLWeek 2021

The 11th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week will take place on 29 November – 3 December 2021. For 2021, our iconic event will tackle the topic “The changing nature of evaluation in education and its impact on learners’ wellbeing“.

The Lifelong Learning Platform has chosen this as its annual theme, and we have been carrying consultations with members, partners, representatives of the EU institutions, the Portuguese and the Slovenian Presidencies of the EU and several education stakeholders. From our […]

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Lead! Fast forward against school dropout

The LEAD! Project (No more Specific Learning Disorders!) is closer to its final purpose: promoting inclusion of students with SLD (Specific Learning Disorders – dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dysorthography, and dyslexia).
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, and in order to ensure the smooth development of the activities and of the online platform hosting the training modules, a help desk and a community for families, schools and SLD students, the project was extended by 12 months.
During the last months, project partners have been […]

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Surfing the momentum for lifelong learning opportunities: Individual Learning Accounts and Microcredentials

The need for adequate and equitable lifelong learning opportunities has gathered significant consensus in contemporary society. Aside from being a key policy tool in the effort to equip and re-equip the population with much needed upskilling and re-skilling opportunities, it is also a fundamental component in realising a sustainable future that is premised on the principles of active citizenship, learning for learning’s sake, critical thinking and inciting fruitful civic spaces. Establishing a culture of lifelong learning would deconstruct the idea […]

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The Council Recommendation on Education for environmental sustainability – A Civil Society perspective

Education for environmental sustainability covers a fundamental aspect of the Agenda 2030, but should also be seen in the context of a broader approach of education for sustainability, encompassing – in addition to environmental protection in light of planetary boundaries – aspects of social equality, prosperity and well-being. These aspects need to be seen with their interlinkages, which requires system thinking, and inter- and transdisciplinary learning. Promoting education for environmental sustainability should entail initiatives to break down silos between different […]

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European survey on innovative initiatives for the validation of transversal skills

LLLP is a partner in the EU-funded project TRANSVAL-EU, a European policy experimentation concerning innovative approaches for the validation of transversal skills obtained in non-formal and informal learning (VNFIL) contexts, including guidance services.
“Transversal skills and competences (TSCs) are learned and proven abilities which are commonly seen as necessary or valuable for effective action in virtually any kind of work, learning or life activity.  They are “transversal” because they are not exclusively related to any particular context (job, occupation, academic discipline, […]

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The LLLPlatform announces its General Assembly 2021

The Lifelong Learning Platform is delighted to announce that it will be holding its 2021 General Assembly on 23 and 24 September. This is due to take place in a hybrid format – both online and in presence.
As with every year, members will gather to discuss the general direction of LLLP, and will also proceed to the election of three new Steering Committee members. The rotation system has it that three members of the Steering Committee will end their […]

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LLLP is now an official partner of UNESCO

The Lifelong Learning Platform is delighted to announce that we have been successfully admitted to an official partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), with consultative status under the Directives concerning UNESCO’s partnership with non-governmental organisations (36 C/Res. 108). UNESCO believes that education and training is a human right for all throughout life and that access must be matched by quality. The Organisation is the only United Nations agency with a mandate to cover all aspects of education. […]

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Lifelong Learning Lab 1-2 June Recap

The Lifelong Learning Lab took place online at the beginning of June, bringing together over 100 participants to form a space of dialogue and discussion around a number of topics related to EU decision making, the feasibility of  establishing lifelong learning platforms at the national level, and in relation to broadening the collaborative scope of civil society organisations as a means for strengthening their influence in EU decision making arenas.
The discussions that emerged where […]

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