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LLLWeek 2023 – It’s a wrap!

The LLLWeek 2023 was dedicated to LLLP’s theme of the year: “Key Comptecences for All: a Lifelong Learning Approach to Skills”: addressing a topic that is strictly linked ot the European Year of Skills offered LLLP members the opportunity to re-formulate some of Europe’s most pressing issues. The 13th edition of the LLLWeek took place on 27 November to 1 December, under the patronage of MEP Dragoş Pîslaru (Chair of the EMPL Committee and a champion of lifelong learning!).

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LLLAwards 2023 – And the winners are…

With the Lifelong Learning Awards, LLLP takes a stand to celebrate creative and inclusive practices in education and training. The aim of the Lifelong Learning Award is to give visibility to innovative practices taking place all over Europe in order to attract public attention on lifelong learning as well as to inspire new practices and policies. This year, we follow our annula theme on “Key Competences for All: a Lifelong Learning Approach on Skills“. Because of the large topic, categories […]


Building a more peaceful future with lifelong learning – Peace Forum failing to address education

Worldwide, in the recent years following the pandemic we have seen violence rising, inequalities increasing along with the polarisation of society and a lack of intergenerational understanding and support. These trends are the more worrisome as they hit young people and children: violations of Human Rights across Europe and the globe are on the rise, accompanied by hate speech and violence in and outside of schools, fueling the spiral of polarisation and violence. Since 2018, such trends are discussed in […]


STRIDE project is looking for a new website!

The consortium of the STRIDE project is looking for web developers to create the project’s website:

The project has already a domain available.
The website will be in English with a multilingual option.
The website will comply with accessibility guidelines.
CMS ideally WordPress or Wix for constant update of information by the consortium.
The website will include: information on objectives, partners, project structure (WPs), topics, events and outputs, including links to media contributions.
Other resources that will be hosted in the website: e-newsletters, podcasts, the Online Interactive Map […]


LLLP Feasibility Study on National Lifelong Learning Platforms

Every six years, the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) conducts a feasibility study on National Lifelong Learning Platforms to understand the needs of civil society and explore potential cooperation. This year, the primary goal of the study is to gather insights from regional and national stakeholders’ networks or organisations representing a spectrum of education stakeholders – including formal, non-formal, and informal education providers, learners, and civil society members. The focus is on collecting perceptions on lifelong learning and cross-sector cooperation in […]


TRANSVAL-EU Policy Coherence Reports and Recommendations published

It is one of the main goals of the TRANSVAL-EU project, that insights from the project implementation (research and experimentation) lead to policy change. With that aim in mind, it was foreseen in the last phase of the project to reflect on the diverse European, national and regional contexts for policy reforms.
A central point of interest in this project is the issue of “coherence”, which is defined as how policies are connected between them and across silos, […]


Building a European Community of validation and guidance professionals

European projects like TRANSVAL-EU supports the creation and animation of a European Community of validation and guidance professionals. This Community already exists thanks to the periodic organisation of peer learning activities within the European Qualification Framework Advisory Group, an expert group with Ministry representatives and EU stakeholders run by the European Commission (EC), the Validation Festival organised by the EC, and the Validation for Prior Learning Biennale at international level.
TRANSVAL-EU intended to contribute to the existence of […]


Community Lifelong Learning Centres – Recommendations for municipality-level launching

In 2019, the Lifelong Learning Platform together with Cedefop organised a policy forum and developed a Joint Briefing Paper focused on the role for Community Lifelong Learning Centres (CLLCs) and their potential to be one-stop-shops for preventing youth at risk from early leaving and recognising VET as a valid, first-choice in learner’s lifelong learning pathway. This year, LLLP partnered with the Educational Masters at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel to further explore this topic with a team of […]


Statement – Children as first lifelong learners

Ever since its establishment, the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) has been striving to promote a holistic approach to education and training, spotlighting the undisputed role of lifelong learning in improving individual and societal conditions. A holistic approach to all education sectors is a necessary – yet not sufficient – prerequisite towards a society that privileges human connections, well-being and organic development over economic growth. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is no exception: this statement defines how this approach should […]


Registrations for the LLLWeek 2023 are open!

The 13th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week will take place in Brussels on 27 November – 1 December 2023. This year’s edition will be hosted by MEP Dragoș Pîslaru, chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL) of the European Parliament.
Surfing the wave of a fast-paced and ever-changing reality, the European Commission has proclaimed 2023 the European Year of Skills. This decision comes from the need to address the mismatch between employment needs and education sectors but […]