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 it reveals a vision that places education as a sparring partner of the labour market. Therefore, this year the theme for the LLLWeek revolves around “Key competences for all: a lifelong learning approach to skills.”
We hold that transversal competences, encompassing and not being only limited to skills for the labour market, are the way forward for Europe. Transversal competences can be used in a wide variety of situations in life and at work and represent the right mixture of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that ultimately make better, more active citizens that find fulfilment in their work and are able adapt to the fast-paced changes.
Through more than 20 different in-person workshops (and more internal meetings), the Lifelong Learning Platform hopes to deliver an engaging week that explores all the facets of this topic. Some highlights? The European Lifelong Learning Stakeholders Forum and and the LLLAwards ceremony on Monday 27 November!