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 […]More
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On March 3rd, the European Commission unveiled its 2021-2030 Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This strategy has an important focus on education and training which takes a holistic approach by looking at lifelong learning as an instrument for inclusion. The Strategy mentions that lifelong learning, among others, is indispensable for decent living for all persons with disabilities.
Data shows that young people with disabilities are more prone to early-school leaving, and that fewer learners with disabilities complete […]
On March 4th, the European Commission published its action plan to ‘turn principles into action’ and achieve what was set forth by the European Pillar of Social Rights.
The Action Plan establishes three headline targets for the EU to be achieved by 2030:
At least 78% of people aged 20 to 64 should be in employment.
At least 60% of all adults should participate in training every year.
The number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion should be reduced […]
In 2021, EAEA will focus on digitalisation and promote digital competences in adult education. By selecting this theme EAEA wants to raise awareness of the opportunities, challenges and impact digitalisation has on adult learning and education. Soon we will also publish the Grundtvig Award 2021 call with focus on digitalisation and democracy.
Read more on EAEA’s annual theme
Information and communication technology (ICT) constitutes an essential element of people’s daily lives in 2020 and the world could not be imagined without the use of digital technologies. People do their shopping online, consume media on their electronic devices, rent cars with apps, and meet friends virtually – and this is just a snapshot of the current use of technology. Today, a great part of people’s day-to-day activities rely on digital applications and services. Imagining a world without the internet […]More
BRUSSELS, January 2021 – Lifelong Learning Platform – European Civil Society for Education reaction to the European Commission Communication on Resetting education and training for the digital age
On 30 September 2020, the European Commission launched the Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027 as part of the Education Package. The updated Digital Education Action Plan includes lessons learnt from the Covid-19 crisis as well as from the Open Public Consultation, to which Lifelong Learning Platform participated. It sets […]
The Lifelong Learning Platform – European civil society network for education – welcomes the 2020 Education and Training Monitor, launched by Commissioner Gabriel on 12 November 2020 at the DigiEduHack conference. Expectedly, this year’s edition focuses on digital education and digital competence, also addressing the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on education and training.
The focus of the introductory chapter is on the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on education and training, namely distance learning, for which the Commission expresses […]
Lifelong Learning Interest Group of the European Parliament – Need for a more holistic approach in the European Education Area
BRUSSELS, 9 December 2020. A high-level panel debate during the meeting of the Lifelong Learning Interest Group on 1 December launched a discussion on key issues related to the European Education Area. The discussion took place virtually during the Lifelong Learning Week 2020 and brought together more than 60 key stakeholders in the education, learning and training sector.
A call for more Europe in education
In her opening speech, MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP, Finland) addressed one of the […]
On September 30th, the European Commission unveiled its plans for three long-awaited strategic proposals: the Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027), the European Research Area, and the European Education Area to be achieved by 2025. The communications outline a number of actions for the next five years. The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the new wide-ranging vision for European education and training as an acknowledgement of the key role it plays to Europe’s social and sustainable future. We also […]More
The negotiators of the European Parliament and the German Presidency reached a compromise agreement on the long-term EU Budget on November 10. According to Council sources, this compromise, among other things, helped secure a targeted reinforcement of EU priority programmes by €16 billion through additional means (€12.5 billion), reallocations (€2.5 billion) and more flexibility (€1 billion). The good news is that the Erasmus+ programme will receive additional funding for €2.2 billion, thus increasing its budget from the […]More