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LLLP joins the #LearningPlanet Community!


We’re excited to announce our association with #LearningPlanet! 
#Launched by the Learning Planet Institute and UNESCO on the 24th of January 2020 on the occasion of the  International Day of Education, #LearningPlanet is an open alliance with a cause, dedicated to learning stakeholders and  communities. It is a long-term initiative with a mission to gather players from around the world in order to identify,  celebrate, enhance and scale up innovative educational solutions towards sustainable […]

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What of education in the European Semester’s 2022 Country Specific Recommendations?

On 23 May, the European Commission published its European Semester Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) and Country Reports, part of the ‘Spring Package’. The CSRs are to guide the reforms and investment that EU Member States will perform in the coming year.
LLLP has written a reaction to the CSRs expressed in the most recent Semester package, related to education and training. Here, in short-form, we present some of the main points expressed in the reaction.

In general, […]

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LLLP – FIELDS project – skills needs and VET mobility

Implementing the Skills Agenda in the Agriculture, Food and Forestry Sectors: Current and future skill needs for sustainability, digitalisation and the bio-economy

European and global challenges
The Food 2030 policy highlights the vulnerability of agri-production due to the globalisation of the markets, increasing competition, the prices volatility and the economic uncertainty along with the low incremental crop productivity. Those vulnerabilities are stressed by increasing demand for food and feed. On the other side, environmental concerns and climatic changes generate more […]

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LLLP joined a European roundtable on regional policies in lifelong learning in Krakow, Poland – 13-14 June 2022

The COllaborative MOnitoring REgional Lifelong Policies (“COMORELP”) project held a European Round Table conference in a hybrid format in the beautiful venue of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland on 13-14th June 2022 (check the full programme here).

As part of the initiatives of the Laboratories of Regional Lifelong Learning Policies in different EU regions, the conference gathered project partners and stakeholders from across Europe to exchange experiences and share the results of the project achieved so […]

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LLLP Working Group on Internationalisation of Education Gets Off the Mark

Working towards meaningful international cooperation and inclusive mobility
LLLP was founded around internationalisation and mobility (which was cross cutting to all education and training sectors): there was a clear need to share intelligence and knowledge about the topic.
It was also part of our mission and vision and part of the Manifesto from 2015 (Building the Future of Learning). Since then mobility has been high in the EU agenda and it has been slowly extended beyond Higher Education. LLLP was […]

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Changing the tide on learning mobility: for all not the few

Changing the tide on learning mobility: for all not the few

“Not all classrooms have four walls”
The term learning mobility describes an educational process that is fluid across spatial lines. It is a process wherein learners are afforded the opportunity to engage with a learning period in a new cultural setting and form new relations and modes of understanding. It is also, when operating well, a means by which learners’ qualifications and educational backgrounds are recognised and valid at an […]

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Podcast – Learning Communities and Their Added Value

The Lifelong Learning Platform has recently teamed up with EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning In Europe) to take a closer look at the value of learning communities in relation to furthering a culture of lifelong learning in the EU.
In this podcast we look to answer a simple question: what purpose and value do learning communities hold and how can we further support them as integral forms of learning, specifically for adults?
So sit back, put your feet […]

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Highlights from the LLLP General Assembly 2022


Another Lifelong Learning Platform General Assembly has come to an end. Here is a few highlights to catch up on.
The Lifelong Learning Platforms’ General Assembly (GA) took place on Friday 17 of June in Brussels (Mundo-Madou, Av. des Arts 7/8), Belgium. 
By bringing together a large sum of membership representatives, the GA provided a unique opportunity in which members, the Steering Committee and the Secretariat could meet to collectively take stock of the general direction and priorities of the organisation, […]

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LLLP’s takeways from the Validation for Prior Learning Biennale in Iceland

On May 19-20th, LLLP attended one of the main international events around validation, the Validation for Prior Learning (VPL) Biennale. The event which had previously been postponed due to the pandemic took place in Iceland in hybrid format and gathered an impressive number of experts from around the world in person with over 200 attendees!

 
This edition was hosted by The Education and Training Service Centre (ETSC) and aimed at “Building a common ground” between validation experts […]

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Learning from the Lab 2022


The Lifelong Learning Lab for 2022 has come and gone. Here’s a brief recap of the two day event.
For its 2022 edition, and under the patronage of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, LLLP brought its Lifelong Learning Laboratory to France, hosted by the city of Nice. This year, the main point of attention, framing much of the focus, fell on the need to establish ‘lifelong learning entitlements for the future of Europe’. And, perhaps […]

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