Lifelong Learning Platform | LLLP - European Civil Society for Education

Annual campaign for investment in education and training

Recent trends in privatisation and marketisation of education and training tend to favour a vision of education as an individual and consumable good. This ongoing process has sought to push education in the direction of human capital formation and job preparation. Education is brashly depicted as an industry, as a source of profits and a zone of competitiveness. Moreover, throughout the past few years, public investment in education and training has decreased:

The concept of education as common good marks a disjuncture to this narrative, highlighting the purposes of education as a collective societal endeavour. In this perspective, education can be articulated as the result of a process of co-production among all components of society and not a reflection of private interests. Funding in education, training and lifelong learning opportunities should focus specifically on fair access, vulnerable groups and inclusion in representation.

That’s why, for this years’ annual campaign, LLLP is focusing on investment in education and training. Specifically, LLLP’s aim is to collectively call for a reform in public funding for education and training:

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