Given the changes in the demand for employment and skills expected to materialise over the period to 2030, we ask ourselves what is the role of Vocational Education and Training in meeting those skill needs and what is the investment needed to make sure those needs are met. It is impossible not to see the connections with the ongoing developments around the Green Deal, the expected reforms of the EU fiscal policy and the updated Recommendations on VET and on […]
The LLLWeek 2022 marked the return of this iconic event in a physical format. Addressing the topic of “Investment in Education and Training: A public good for all”, the 12th edition of the LLLWeek took place on 28 November to 2 December. MEP Milan Zver, the former rapporteur for the Erasmus+ Programme within the CULT Committee, was the host for 2022.
Some data about this 12th edition?
In total, 23 events and workshops organised by LLLP and its members took place during […]
Recent increases in funding for education and training, such as the EU directing over EUR70 billion in the sector and Member States increasing their funding of learning as part of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP), might, out of context, appear as a watershed moment for education and training. However, strengthening the role of public funding for education means, conversely, that education stays a public good for all. Therefore, “who” or rather “what instruments” finance lifelong learning are not questions to […]
The CHOICE Project intends to innovate STEM education and contribute to the policy reform of STEM curricula in European secondary schools by providing teachers and students with tools and resources promoting the STE(A)M approach, connecting STEM subjects with Arts and All the other disciplines. The project’s partnership is composed of non-profit organisations, business and private sector, education and training institutions, from five European countries: Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Belgium.
The project’s final conference, ‘Investing in People and STEM […]
The Commission presented its six priorities in 2019 with a view to build a greener, more digital, more inclusive and more resilient EU. While the bulk of education and training policies were assigned to the priority on Promoting our European way of life, all the other dimensions foresee a reliance on education and training systems: since by its very nature education and training is a key transversal policy area for the achievement of all their objectives. When considering the […]
Students with specific learning difficulties (SLD) often feel excluded and misunderstood throughout their school journey, and are subject to early school leaving. The issue lies in school methodologies: with universal learning methods, students are left behind and their potential is un-expressed. To increase social inclusion and decrease early school leaving, students’ needs must be accommodated. The project “Specific Learning Disorders no more! (LEAD!)” precisely aims to empower students with specific learning disorders aged 9-14 years old, to develop the […]
Why do we need to act urgently? Facing the climate change challenges
Last October was among the warmest recorded in Europe since records began, with temperatures rising 8.5 degrees above what is expected on average for this period. However, this sort of news is becoming normalised as we fail to deliver on the urgent systemic changes needed to adapt and counteract the rapid and devastating effects of climate change. Taking this situation into account, last year, the European Commission […]
The 12th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week will take place in Brussels on 28 November – 2 December 2022. A milestone event in the education & training sector, the LLLWeek 2022 will be hosted by MEP Milan Zver, member of the CULT Committee of the European Parliament.
Drawing from the latest developments in European policy, we framed the LLLWeek around the topic “Investment in Education and Training: A Public Good for All”. The goal is to reflect upon the decreasing […]
Since its establishment, the Lifelong Learning Platform promotes a holistic approach to education that best fits a modernised society where learning happens in different environments being them formal, non-formal and informal but it also is a continuous and never-ending process. This multidimensionality of lifelong learning and holistic approach to education emphasises the need to break down silos, fostering cross-sector cooperation to address cross-cutting issues, synergies between different policies and strategies, common grounds of understanding and regular dialogue between education stakeholders.