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LEAD! Project: MYSKILLS platform is online!

In 2017, there were around 35.67 million students with specific learning difficulties across the EU: 13.88 and 21.7 million in primary and secondary school respectively (EPALE, 2017). For this group, the rate of early school leaving is stark: 1 out of 4 students equates to 25%; a considerable leap from the general early school leaving rate which stands at just under 10%  (Eurostat, 2018). 
The LEAD! Project aims to identify and overcome the barriers that such students (aged 9-14) encounter […]

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The New European Innovation Agenda needs a wider understanding of where innovation starts!

The European Commission’s recently adopted – New European Innovation Agenda – sets out a number of key actions to further the development of innovation ecosystems in Europe. As the communication rightly highlights, un-tapping Europe’s innovation potential presents a key hurdle to overcome in the bid to effectively navigate the twin green and digital transitions and to identify effective solutions to the most pressing societal and economic challenges.
Based on a range of core pillars, the initiative takes aim at a […]

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SOTEU 2022: The 2023 European Year of Skills must be geared towards learning

On 14 September, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, addressed the European Parliament during their Plenary Session for the customary, annual, State of the European Union (SOTEU) Address. SOTEU 2022 emerges in the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. In the presence of Ukraine’s First Lady, Olena Zelenska, Ursula von der Leyen reiterated the support and solidarity that the EU will show towards Ukraine in these historical challenges that threaten Europe’s democratic values. In […]

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Measures for improving educators’ wellbeing that work

A recent report by the European Commission paints a stark picture of the stress, exhaustion and burnout endemic in the teaching profession across the EU. As indicated in a previous article, over 50% of EU teachers report feeling ‘quite a bit’ of  or ‘a lot’ of stress at work. In addition, 24 % and 22 % of educators report that their job has a negative impact on their mental and physical health respectively. 
The wellbeing of educators has a great influence […]

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Empowering educators means safeguarding their wellbeing!

Empowering educators at work has come into focus on the European and national policy agendas. The precedence is rather simple: where educators feel empowered, they tend to carry out their work with greater confidence, creativity and enthusiasm. A necessary, often overlooked, prerequisite for empowering educators, however, revolves around safeguarding their well-being at work. 
As a recent report by the European Commission would indicate – the wellbeing of educators has a great influence on their job satisfaction, on the attractiveness of their […]

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Education, Youth Citizenship and Democratic Participation survey – Co-Operation Youth Vote project  

LLLP, together with JEF, OBESSU and Young Educators, launched a survey on European elections aimed at young Europeans (aged between 14 and 25), aimed at enhancing their participation during the upcoming European Elections.
This initiative is part of the COYV project (“Co-operation Youth vote: Enabling future active European citizens”) which aims to offer a space for training in the preparation of the 2024 European Parliament election. 
The Education, Youth Citizenship and Democratic Participation survey will explore the […]

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CHOICE Project – Support the reform of the school curricula on STE(A)M education

LLLP is a partner in CHOICE, a European-funded project aimed at promoting and improving STEM education in schools. 
Through this project, students and teachers co-developed innovative Open Educational Resources (OERs).
All OERs are collected in a MOOC – Massive Open Online Course providing teachers with materials and instructions enabling them to teach STEM using a STE(A)M approach.
The key objectives of the project include on the one hand the promotion of the coordination and collaboration among education institutions, business, local authorities […]

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International training of trainers – INSCOOL II

In order to ensure high-quality delivery of face-to-face training courses for school leaders and teachers, an international training of trainers took place at the end of June in Palermo (Italy), hosted by CESIE, for trainers from each partner country. 

The training focused on the course for school leaders and teachers. Training workshops allowed trainers to familiarise themselves with the course design and materials using interactive, participatory methods, and plan for any tailoring of courses in order that they are […]

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LEAD! – transnational partner meeting & summer training camp in Policoro (Italy)

The project Specific Learning Disorder no more ! (LEAD) focused on Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD) from age 9 to 14 has just ended its transnational partner meeting & summer training camp in Policoro (Italy).  
During these three days, the project partners ENFOR (Italy-lead partner), LLLP (Belgium), ISJI (Romania), Universidad Valladolid (Spain), had the opportunity to discuss and analyse the project progress and results from the “Pilot Tests. The MySkills Platform was also presented, as well as […]

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LLLP joins the #LearningPlanet Community!


We’re excited to announce our association with #LearningPlanet! 
#Launched by the Learning Planet Institute and UNESCO on the 24th of January 2020 on the occasion of the  International Day of Education, #LearningPlanet is an open alliance with a cause, dedicated to learning stakeholders and  communities. It is a long-term initiative with a mission to gather players from around the world in order to identify,  celebrate, enhance and scale up innovative educational solutions towards sustainable […]

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