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A socially just European Green Deal hinges on education and training Lifelong Learning for a Just Transition

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 […]

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The LLLWeek 2022 is here! Register now

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 […]

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LLLP Statement – Pathways to School Success

The Communication on Achieving the European Education Area by 2025 foresaw the adoption of a recommendation to repeal the 2011 Council Recommendation on policies to reduce early school leaving. Based on the 2011 Recommendation’s assessment, its implementation contributed to a decrease in the rate of early leavers from education and training (ELET) at EU level (from 13.4% in 2011 to 9.7% in 2021), and encouraged changes within educational institutions and policies. To continue, the Commission has published […]

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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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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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New Study: Public investment on education and training in the EU: trends, challenges and future prospects

The Lifelong Learning Platform is proud to publish its study for the ongoing campaign on “Invest in ET”.
While the value of quality education and training is strongly acknowledged across EU Member States, it remains the case that public expenditure has failed to recover to pre-financial crisis levels at the EU level. This paper tracks the extent to which public expenditure on education and training has changed over time and puts forth the case for a marked increase in levels of public […]

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LLLP Reaction to Individual Learning Accounts and Microcredentials – A first step to learning entitlements?

The European Union has put forward some serious ambitions in the field of education and training, particularly with regard to upskilling and reskilling the European adult population for the Twin Transitions, aiming to achieve a target of 60% of adults in education or training by 2030 (European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan). Two major tools are being proposed to achieve this endeavour: individual learning accounts,  and micro-credentials. Following a two year process of consultations with experts, stakeholders and Member […]

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Annual Theme 2022 – Investment in education and training: a public good for all

Why an Annual Theme?
The Lifelong Learning Platform 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 French and Czech Presidencies of the Council of the EU, thus helping the transition and bridging with the outcomes of the Future of Europe Conference led by the French Presidency.
Investment in education and training: a public good for all

Why investment?
Investment in education […]

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Wanted! Lifelong learning in the French Presidency priorities

The French Presidency of the Council of the European Union announced its priorities for the ongoing semester. Built on the main structure of the Conference on the Future of Europe, they are said to be taking into account citizens’ recommendations as to what Europe should look like in 2030. 
The polar star seems to stay on the beaten path of other EU priorities like the European Education Area and the European Green deal, only to name a […]

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Education for and as sustainability – Education for Climate Day

Education for sustainability
In the last few months, the role of education and training as a crucial tool to fight climate change has been widely recognised. For the first time, education ministers took part in the COP26, a move that had been long overdue and which should stay and permeate the agenda of future COP assemblies. Education and lifelong learning are key enablers for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the transformation of our societies. This […]

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