The year 2021 marks the start of a new enabling framework for Education and Training to achieve the European Education Area by 2025, as well as of the renewed Digital Education Action Plan and therefore, an opportunity for Europe and Member States to reflect and build capacities to achieve its goals.
However, Europe and its Member States face difficulties with citizens’ engagement in policy-making because of a lack of trust, knowledge and/or a lack of social dialogue. Policy making lacking citizens’ […]
On 4 March 2021, the European Commission published the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan (Action Plan) centred around three headline targets, the second of which is to ensure at least 60% of adults participate in training every year by 2030. The Action Plan also devotes one of its three main sections to education and training and lists a series of actions to be taken both by the Commission and the Member States with a leading focus on skills. […]
Even before the pandemic, approximately 1 in 4 children were growing up at risk of poverty and social exclusion across the European Union (EU).
On 4 March, the European Commission launched its Communication for the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan. The Action Plan which calls on EU Member States to aim to lift at least 5 million children out of poverty by 2030, will be discussed among EU leaders on 7 and 8 May during the […]
The EU’s new long-term budget for 2021-27, coupled with Next Generation EU is the single largest investment in the history of the European Union. Its core programme, the Recovery and Resilience Facility, is aimed at helping the EU economy recover from the pandemic crisis and foster an economic transformation that meets the targets of the green transition, the digital transformation and the resilience and inclusiveness of European societies. The general framework is set at the European level, while the concrete […]
Announced in 2019, the Conference on the Future of Europe is a political process and forum, with the aim of igniting a pan-European, citizen-led debate on the direction of EU policies. The Conference is the first of its kind: the intention being to bring citizens, civil society, and a variety of other holders into the heart of EU decision making. The digital and green transitions provide the backdrop to the initiative’s development. The EU is hoping to […]
On the 15th of April, MEP Victor Negrescu and MEP Eva Maydell launched the European Education Alliance in an online event with guest speakers Arja Krauchenberg, President of the Lifelong Learning Platform, and Larry Flanagan, President of the European Trade Union Committee for Education. The Alliance enjoys the support of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel who appeared in a video message where she commented on the synergies between this initiative and the achievement of the European Education Area.
Briefly put, […]
On the 25th of March 2021, LLLP project team organised the final conference of the Tampada project on “Wider benefits of learning: Why and How to measure them” (agenda of the conference). LLLP was a partner in this EU-funded project which ran for 30-month. While the other partners hosted events at national level in Greece, Sweden, United Kingdom and Slovenia, LLLP opted for organising a European-wide conference in order to exchange practices and raise […]
The year 2021 marks the start of the European Education Area as well as of the renewed Digital Education Action Plan and therefore, an opportunity for Europe and Member States to reflect and build capacities to achieve its goals. However, Europe and its Member States face difficulties with citizens’ engagement in policy-making because of a lack of trust, knowledge and/or a lack of social dialogue. This is affecting the quality and efficiency of public services such as education and training.
In 2019, 22% of children in the EU were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Now, with a COVID crisis that is threatening the health and well-being of children in Europe, this figure is bound to grow. Because of this, the European Commission has published the long-awaited EU Strategy on the rights of the child, which sets out principles, objectives, actions, and funding mechanisms for the protection and promotion of the rights of the child. LLLP has participated […]
Initiated by the European Food Information Council (EUFIC), a strategic meeting with the FAO in the framework of the UN Food Systems Summit took place in February. Gathering stakeholders in the health, food, environment and education sectors, this meeting paved the way for a shared initiative under the hat of the Food Systems Summit. The scope of such a multipartnership alliance will be to redefine the concepts of healthy and sustainable food systems through communication (and education). Read […]