The LLLWeek aims to raise awareness on lifelong learning’s capacity to answer many challenges of modern societies. The LLLWeek has over time become a milestone in the European education agenda, thanks to the support of civil society actors and Members of the European Parliament. The idea is to bring together learners and educators, field workers and policy-makers, researchers and political representatives, and allow them to discuss today’s greatest educational challenges.
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LLLWeek 2022 – Investment in Education and Training: A Public Good for All
The LLLWeek 2022 marked the return of this iconic event in a physical format. Addressing the topic of “Investment in Education and Training: A public good for all”, the 12th edition of the LLLWeek took place on 28 November to 2 December with MEP Milan Zver as the host. In total, 23 events and workshops were organised by LLLP and its members during the LLLWeek (including 4 webinars, 2 working group meetings, and 1 Steering Committee meeting) with over 800 participants registered, 7 Members of the European Parliament, as well as 18 representatives of the European Commission. Download the report
* Disclaimer: the event “The forgotten of digitalisation” will be included in an updated version of the report.
LLLWeek 2021 – Rethinking learning outcomes
Building on LLLP’s annual theme of “The changing nature of evaluation in education and its impact on learners’ wellbeing”, the 11th edition of the LLLWeek addressed the contribution of civil society to rethinking assessment methods in order to better align them with wellbeing. Hosted by MEP Victor Negrescu, the LLLWeek hosted 13 (+2) events, welcomed more than 100 participants and joined forces with more than 10 EU and international organisations to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience! Download the report
LLLWeek 2020 – Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Societies
Aligning with the most important and burning topics of the year, the 10th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week addressed “Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Societies”. The reflection, carried out online, involved dozens of policy-makers (including Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission and of the Council Presidency) as well as the organised civil society, whose contribution to the definition of European policies remain indispensable. The events and workshops organised during the LLLWeek represent both the culmination of LLLP’s stances on the matter, and the beginning of a new awareness on the role of education and training in sustainability.
LLLWeek2019 – Learning Democracy, Values and Participation
The 9th edition of the LLLWeek took place on 2-6 December and tackled the burning topic of “Learning Democracy, Values and Participation”, taking stock of the EU Elections in May 2019. MEP Dace Melbarde was the host of the LLLWeek, and we organised 15 debates on the most various topics: from citizenship education to students’ rights, from career guidance to adult learning and education, from validation and volunteering to global citizenship education. We are proud to say that we brought together learners and educators, field workers and policy-makers, researchers and political representatives, and gave us all the opportunity to discuss today’s greatest educational challenges.
LLLWeek2018 – Lifelong Learning Culture
The 8th edition of the LLLWeek tackled the burning topic of “Lifelong Learning Culture – A partnership for rethinking education”. MEP Jill Evans was the host of the LLLWeek, and we organised 10 debates on the most various topics: from citizenship education to access to culture, from validation and volunteering to consumer education. We are proud to say that we brought together learners and educators, field workers and policy-makers, researchers and political representatives, and gave us all the opportunity to discuss today’s greatest educational challenges.
LLLWeek2017: Education in a Digital World
The LLLPlatform held its 7th Lifelong Learning Week (LLLWeek) on 20-24 November 2017 in Brussels. For the seventh edition, the LLLWeek took place in cooperation with the 2nd edition of the Vocational Skills Week. For the second year in a row, the LLLWeek benefited from the partnership with the European Youth Forum. The LLLPlatform is also proud to announce that the LLLWeek2017 was supported by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, as well as the LLL Interest Group and the Youth Intergroup. The main topic of the week was Education in a Digital World, the Platform’s theme of the year, envisaging the subject under 3 sub-topics which also govern the LLLAwards2017:
- Education and Democracy
- Education and Social Inclusion
- Education and Innovative Pedagogy
Cooperation with the European Vocational Skills Week
The European Commission is organising a Second European Vocational Skills Week, to take place on 20 to 24 November 2017. Building on the success of the first Week in 2016, the Commission will continue to encourage us all to “Discover Your Talent” by focusing on excellent VET for quality careers. 2017 will see a particular focus on mobility, the importance of skills in sectors, and VET-business partnerships, through meetings in Brussels and national opening events in Member States. The Commission is looking for many events and activities across Europe from September to December 2017 to be associated with the Week, and placed on a central electronic map. In addition, a focused communications campaign will highlight all that’s going on to promote the central message. Join the European Commission in 2017 and “Discover Your Talent“!
LLLWeek2016: Learning to live together
The 6th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week (#LLLWeek16) was held from 10 to 13 October in Brussels, gathering circa 200 policy-makers and educational stakeholders representing civil society organisations, academics and decision-makers, highlighting the key role lifelong learning plays in facing major societal challenges nowadays. This year and for the first time, the LLLWeek was organised in partnership with the European Youth Forum, merging with the former Youth Education Week, to show our commitment to joining forces with young people and youth organisations. The 2016 LLLWeek was supported by the Youth Intergroup and the Lifelong Learning Interest Group.
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- Read the Main Conclusions!
- View the week’s full programme!
- Check out the LLLWeek2016 Album!
“Collaboration between Civil Society Organisations such as the Lifelong Learning Platform and the European Youth Forum and the European Parliament is crucial in order to boost innovation in policy-making and vitality of the public debate in the education field. Our changing world needs flexible solutions and an inclusive perspective: education is not just a matter of employment, yet it covers active citizenship, human capital development and social inclusion. We must stand for a comprehensive acknowledgement and a strong improvement of all sectors of formal, non-formal and informal learning,” MEP Brando Benifei