The Lifelong Learning Platform organises an Annual Conferences on transversal and strategic issues in lifelong learning. We invite speakers and participants from various sectors of education and training to see how the same problem is tackled in a university, an association or a training centre, by the parents, the learners, the educators or managers. Social partners and representatives of national, regional and European institutions participate as well, to broaden the debate and disseminate our results to a larger audience.
2020: Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Societies
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Annual Conference will take different formats than the one announced in early 2020. While the event will tackle the selected topic of “Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Societies”, LLLP will do so firstly through an online meeting on May 27th and then it will continue the discussion to shape civil society’s positions during the LLLWeek 2020. The online event will address the future of learning, skills, and the very way we learn today, all the while embedding some of the sustainability reflections into the lifelong learning debate. Save the date!
2019: Learning Democracy, Values and Participation
For the 2019 edition, the LLLPlatform gathered education stakeholders in Brussels, Belgium, on 19-20 June to tackle the annual topic of “Learning Democracy, Values and Participation“. While the political landscape in Europe changed due to the European elections, civil society organisations are more determined than ever to build a stronger Europe based on the values of democracy and education. The annual conference had almost 100 participants exchange views and planning ahead on the topics of global citizenship education, validation of volunteers competences and civil society space.
2018: Lifelong Learning Culture
The Annual Conference 2018 took place on 5-6 July 2018 in Vienna, Austria. This year’s topic was “Lifelong Learning Culture: A Partnership for Rethinking Education.” The challenge of the revision of the Key Competences for Lifelong Learning commands us to include all learning environments through effective validation processes, and a truly holistic approach to lifelong learning. The conference saw one hundred participants debate the role of education and culture in building lifelong learning societies: from active citizenship to intercultural dialogue, to validation and to learning environments, the conference opened up pathways for civil society organisations to operate in. The event closed with specific recommendations to improve the European education systems. Relive with us the days in Vienna!
2017: Education in a Digital World
In 2017, the LLLPlatform address its Annual Conference to the topic of “Education in a Digital World“, discussing with education experts the role of technology and digital learning in our society. The challenge of education in a digital world commands us to open education as widely as possible to include all, through flexible pathways and innovative thinking in order to enable all to adapt to yet unknown developments. The two days in Tallinn have brought us vibrant inputs, valuable contributions and have opened our minds on the main topics (and beyond). This is why we are happy to share the report of the conference, including all the interventions from the speakers. Read the report!
2016: Imagining the Learning Community of Tomorrow
The learning community of tomorrow, what will it look like? The speed at which society has evolved in the last decades makes it difficult to conceive what might be happening in 10 years, let alone 20 or 50. But this is not enough to stop us from hoping for a better future. On the contrary, it seems the perfect time to design the society we dream of, and what role education will play in realising it! The LLLPlatform held its Annual Conference 2016 in Bratislava, on 31 May and 1 June. Gathering some 100 experts and practitioners in education, the conference was the opportunity to share practices from all over Europe to learn from each other and build creative solutions. Read more.