The year 2021 marks the start of the European Education Area as well as of the renewed Digital Education Action Plan and therefore, an opportunity for Europe and Member States to reflect and build capacities to achieve its goals. However, Europe and its Member States face difficulties with citizens’ engagement in policy-making because of a lack of trust, knowledge and/or a lack of social dialogue. This is affecting the quality and efficiency of public services such as education and training.
How can we promote EU cooperation in education, training and lifelong learning in national contexts? How can we plant the seed for the creation of a national lifelong learning platform in order to build bridges between sectors?
The Lifelong Learning Platform is delighted to present its pilot activity, the Lifelong Learning Lab – National Training for Education Stakeholders. With this format, LLLP seeks to keep the momentum of EU cooperation to assess EU citizens’ capacity to participate in policy-making, suggest solutions and break silos in the education sectors. Further to this, and following the policy recommendation in its Feasibility study, LLLP would also like to explore the possibilities for national lifelong learning platforms.
LLLP will be focusing these efforts on the Portuguese context, with the support of the Portuguese Presidency and other EU actors.
The goals will be pursued through a two-day event during which LLLP will take participants through a wide range of topics, spacing from EU cooperation in education and training, to EU decision-making processes, and from civil society engagement to national contexts. Save the date for 1-2 June and stay tuned for more information!