LLLWeek 2019 – Programme
This year, the LLLWeek can count on 15 different events, covering all the spectrum of “Learning Democracy, Values and Participation”. Curious to hear more about the role of education in the past EU elections, the way to promote common values or the meaningful actions of civil society? Register to all the events!
…what else is going on in Brussels during the LLLWeek? Check here all associate events!
Town Hall Europe | LLLP | 17.00 – 21.00
To kick-start the LLLWeek 2019, we invite you to discover the Lifelong Learning Platform and our initiatives in an all-around event. This year, the LLLWeek Reception will offer two distinct moments: the LLL Civil Society Forum, a common discussion on the role of civil society in education, as well as the actual reception.
Mundo J – Paulo Freire Room | EEE-YFU | 12:00 – 13.30
In today’s global context, education is a key aspect when it comes to shaping competencies, attitudes and values. Therefore, we need to fully understand our role and responsibility as educators towards future generations. Through this event, we wish to bring together decision-makers, experts and practitioners from several education sectors, to explore and explain how our cooperation and practices regarding intercultural and global citizenship education influence the shaping of future generations today and therefore affecting the world of tomorrow.
European Parliament – Room A1G369 | EVTA | 14.30 – 16.30
The objective of the workshop is to lead a debate on the question of the social utility of vocational education and training in Europe. Although some laws and regulations address this concept and the term is increasingly used by governments and associations, there is no widely accepted definition of social utility. A series of questions will be submitted for discussion with participants and a panel of civil society representatives.
European Parliament – Room ASP5G315 | YEU | 15.00 – 16.30
Games and gamification have landed on the education landscape for a while now. Old and new generations are learning through games, whether it happens in non-formal and informal learning environments or in schools and formal education paths. It is not even a question of old and new generations of learners, and neither it is (only) about digital tools: every learner has experienced games and fun as a very effective form of learning. Then why does gambling still need to fight for its own place? Because our society is still reluctant to fully recognise their potential as learning tools fostering new pedagogies.
First Euroflat Hotel | ALL DIGITAL and EAEA | 16.00 – 19.00
Digital inclusion is nowadays key to social inclusion and active participation (in the community, in the city, in the labour market, in education, in leisure time activities, in sports, etc.). Yet, according to Eurostat, 43% of Europeans do not have basic digital skills. But do we know what this really means? Who is that 43% and what are those basic skills? The Digital Competence Framework for citizens has been around for some time now, trying to define and explain the skills needed by all citizens to function in the digital society, but is surprisingly little known to politicians and other stakeholders beyond the digital education field.
European Parliament – WB 02M004 | EARLALL and EfVET | 9.30
The 2030 Horizon to meet the SDGs and the utter need for transformation of the industry to achieve an environment-friendly economy have raised the question of green skills as a catalyst for sustainable development. Vocational education and training (VET), the education sector that is most closely connected to industry, is reacting to the new demands, but there is still a need of a more coordinated perspective between authorities, education providers and the industry. Therefore, a flexible common framework that could be implemented in each sector and region – according to their specific challenges – might provide an answer to this, bearing in mind that local activities have a continental and global impact.
European Parliament – Room PSH 0C41| WOSM | 12.30 – 13.30
With the EU elections behind us, it is now time for Europe to self-organise and to look ahead at the next challenges. This interactive workshop aims to bring together young people with institutional actors and create space for direct exchange on the following topics: Outcomes of the European Elections; Future of Europe: what should be the institutional priorities; How can young people contribute to European processes?
European Parliament – Room ASP 1E1 | UNIMED and SFCG | 12.30 – 14.00
The infinite potential of Virtual Exchange methodology is increasingly apparent to education and youth stakeholders. At the European level, and through pioneering initiatives like Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange launched in 2018, decision-makers have set their minds on investing in this pedagogical revolution. This accessible, ground-breaking tool enables young people to engage in meaningful intercultural experiences online as part of their formal or non-formal education, to gain direct exposure to different ideas and backgrounds, and to think critically about their own identities and views. Thus, young people are empowered to deal constructively with diversity, open their attitudes towards cultural ‘others’, and develop their self-esteem and curiosity.
European Parliament – Room A1G396| EFIL and ATEE – 13.00
Non-formal education (NFE) providers are more and more open to cooperate with the school education sector and teacher education providers to support preparing students to live and work in a globalised world. Moreover, while the EU and its new Commission will invest more in school education, it is also keen on promoting SDGs through its mobility programmes.
European Parliament – Room ASP3H1 | EASPD | 14.30 – 16.30
Whilst the general orientation of the proposed InvestEU program is a significant improvement on the European Fund for Strategic Investments, more work is needed to ensure the InvestEU’s framework meets the real investment demand from organisations on-the-ground, active in the social field. In other words, it is crucial to raise awareness, boost the capacity of the social, health, education and housing sectors to develop investable propositions and to clarify how this can function at the local level.
Permanent Representation of Lower Saxony to the EU | LLLP and EAEA | 10.30 – 12.30
The ongoing debate on lifelong learning continues to gain momentum in Europe and globally. In light of these developments and the rapid pace of change and pressing societal challenges that we are facing in the world, participation in quality learning throughout the lifespan is undoubtedly key to foster resilience and adaptability, particularly for the most vulnerable in society. But how do maximise this participation? And how can it contribute to more resilient and inclusive societies? LLLP joins forces with the European Commission, UNESCO UIL and EAEA to explore these questions, also drawing insights from a special presentation of the fourth edition of the Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.
European Parliament – Room ASP 3H1 | Obessu | 16.30 – 18.30
2019 marks the 80th anniversary of the International Students’ Day, on 17 November. International Students’ Day is a day to praise student activism and engagement in decision-making, a day that every year engages millions of students globally to claim their rights and space in learning environments. In this panel discussion, we want to discuss with education stakeholders and policymakers the role of school students and school students’ rights in building learning democracies.
European Parliament – Room ASP 5G375 | AEGEE | 16.00 – 18:00
In 2017, the #MeToo movement brought the issue of sexual harassment to the foreground of the public debate. Discussing sexual harassment and consent in the youth sector is especially crucial, as educating the new generations and accustoming them to different values and principles can have a much bigger impact on our societies. Fighting against sexual harassment is not only about preventing traumatic experiences: it is part of building an inclusive environment that fosters the participation of everyone. A safe space empowers people to use their voice and thus contributes to democratic values within an organisation.
VLEVA, avenue de Cortenbergh, 71 | LLLP and partners | 9.30 – 11.30
What can the EU do to promote inclusion in schools? How practitioners can improve inclusion in the management strategies of EU schools? In increasingly diverse societies, all stakeholders have a role to play!
Cité des Métiers | rue de l’Astronomie 14, Salle Atomium | 13.30 – 16.00
Citizens are at the core of the services provided in Cités des Métiers, an integrated model of lifelong career guidance centres. Principles are based on anonymous right, free of charge services to anyone, no appointment in career counselling, multi-services of information and counselling in career management including event about professions. It offers a neutral place of collaboration between stakeholders in the fields of education training, employment, entrepreneurship, etc. Professionals working in CItés des métiers have been helping people to learn by themselves and how to active/develop in a non-formal way their skills: soft skills, digital skills.