Lifelong Learning Platform | LLLP - European Civil Society for Education

Cohesion policy: EUCIS-LLL and NGOs join forces to defend the partnership principle

EUCIS-LLL has been closely following up on the elaboration of the new European Social Fund and cohesion policy 2014-2020 where education, training and lifelong learning are among the main thematic objectives. The Platform had contributed more than a year ago to a joint letter from civil society to strongly support the partnership and multi-governance principles that involve stakeholders in the design, implementation and evaluation of EU structural funds. Together with those NGOs, EUCIS-LLL has sent on 19 March to the European Commission a new letter emphasising the lack of timely access to information, sufficient time for reaction and technical assistance for stakeholders in many Member States and calling the Commission to hold them accountable for their commitment.