Lifelong Learning Platform | LLLP - European Civil Society for Education

White Paper on the Future of Europe

On 1 March 2017, the European Commission presented a White Paper on the Future of Europe, which forms the Commission’s contribution to the Rome Summit of 25 March 2017. The White Paper sets out the main challenges and opportunities for Europe in the coming decade. It presents five scenarios for how the Union could evolve by 2025 depending on how it chooses to respond. We will only do more together – and more efficiently – thanks to solid  yet open educational systems that enable all citizens to take part in society, the LLLPlatform welcomes the reference made in the White Paper to crucial role of lifelong learning. Indeed, we can only agree that “making the most of the new opportunities whilst mitigating any negative impact will require a massive investment in skills and a major rethink of education and lifelong learning systems”.