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 […]
Brussels, 21 February 2023 – For the 14th year in a row, in 2023, ALL DIGITAL, the European association representing networks of digital competence centres and stakeholders, will run the ALL DIGITAL Weeks, the annual digital inclusion and empowerment campaign involving centres, libraries, community centres, schools and other venues across Europe – which over time helped almost 1.5 million people to get online for the first time or enhance their digital skills.
In 2023 the campaign will be […]
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 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 […]
The Presidency of the Council of the EU
The Presidency of the Council of the EU rotates every six months among EU Member States. During this six-month period, the presidency chairs meetings at every level in the Council, helping to ensure the continuity of the EU’s work in the Council. Since the Lisbon Treaties (2009), Member states holding the presidency work together closely in groups of three, called ‘trios’. For the first semester of the year, it will be Sweden […]
The Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) addresses forward-looking issues in the field of education and training on an annual basis. This year’s theme will be explored during different events and meetings at the crossroads between the Swedish and Spanish Presidencies of the Council of the EU, while ensuring that the 2023 Annual Theme is strongly related to the European Year of Skills:
Key competences for all: a lifelong learning approach to skills
Surfing the wave of a fast-paced and ever-changing reality, the European […]
The project ‘Building European Solidarity Today’ (BEST), co-financed by the Erasmus+ program, has successfully closed its third European edition (2020-2022). Coordinated by Center for Peace Studies (Croatia), BEST has also been implemented in France (by La Ligue de l’Enseignement), Spain (by Cives Foundation), Poland (by School with Class Foundation), Italy (by Arci) and Slovenia (by Humanitas).
The initiative was initially imagined and designed in 2002 by the Ligue de l’Enseignement in France to deal with the rise of racism and […]