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Erasmus Careers – Join the training “Roadmap of the International Student Lifecycle”

The Erasmus Careers consortium is glad to announce the organisation of the staff training titled “Roadmap of the International Student Lifecycle”, taking place from the 22nd to the 24th of November at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). The training is targeted at higher education staff working with international students with the aim to increase their understanding of the international student lifecycle by providing practical exercises based on theory and good practices. The goal is to better understand the […]


Get ready for the 2024 European Parliament elections with COYV’s Online Crash Course

The COYV project seeks to encourage youth multipliers, young people, and especially first time-voters, to actively take part in voting for the European Elections 2024. By organising trainings geared towards increasing youth voting participation rates, and developing an informal alliance of youth organisations, the project seeks to create a link between European initiatives, European civic education and voting. 
These online courses are part of the activities of the project ‘Co-operation Youth vote: Enabling future active European citizens’, with the aim to […]


The European Commission analyses the impact of European Quality Traineeships Framework

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 […]


BEST project results: Delivering solidarity messages through postcards & advocating for Global Civic Education

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 […]


ESU – Survey on Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy and Academic Integrity from a Student Perspective

The European Students Union (ESU)  recently published a report on the topic of academic freedom, institutional autonomy, and academic integrity developed in the framework of the “Academic Freedom – Time to Act!” project, which aims to deepen the knowledge on defending, monitoring and promoting Academic Freedom in Higher Education in Europe.
The report is based on the results of a survey conducted between May and September 2022 with the participation of 645 students from 30 countries. Since the debate around […]


Job Bridge Award – An EU-wide competition on validation of competences in volunteering

Validation of non-formal and informal learning (VNFIL), the process that consist in the identification, documentation, assessment and certification of competences, is high on the agenda of the Lifelong Learning Platform. For that reason, LLLP partnered with 7 other organisations in the European Project “Job Bridge for volunteers” (2018-2020) to develop the capacity of volunteer-based organisations to assess the competences of their volunteers as well as their learning needs and progress.

The applications are now open for […]


COMANITY, a new programme for youth and social inclusion

For two years, the Lifelong Learning platform cooperated with 8 organisations (university, research centers, municipality, social cooperative, NGOs) from across the EU to develop a new inclusive programme for youth workers and young people, the COMANITY programme. As the European project is coming to its end and because it was such a great and successful programme, we want to give it a legacy. That’s why we are launching this call […]



On November 13th, LLLP with the support of COMANITY project partners organised an EU Round Table on the very timely topic of ‘Skills for the Future of Youth work‘ in Brussels (agenda). It was the COMANITY project’s final conference. The event was therefore also a celebration of two years of fruitful collaborative work between the nine organisations that composed the partnership. Over 60 participants from across the EU attended and actively contributed to the discussions. 

See the photos of the event here

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LLLWeek18 – Lifelong Learning Culture in the European Parliament

The 8th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week took place in the European Parliament on 3-7 December 2018. It was a dense week of debates, discussions and reflections upon the LLLP’s theme of the year: Lifelong Learning Culture: A partnership for rethinking education.

The week kicked-off with a lively LLL Civil Society Forum in the splendid Fondation Universitaire. Civil society organisations active in education and training debated their own role vis-à-vis the latest EU policy, and their contribution […]


LLLP at the EYE2018: spreading the word to make education inclusive for all!

On 1-2 June The Lifelong Learning Platform participated in the European Youth Event 2018 and contributed actively to the Yo!Fest 2018. Both events took place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, to celebrate European youth and its contribution to shaping the future of Europe. The delegation of the LLLP was composed of 11 young Europeans: from the Platform and from member organisations like ESU, EucA and EUF, we all participated to bring the lifelong learning perspective […]