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The “Education and Training 2020” work programme (ET2020) was adopted in May 2009. In line with the Europe 2020 growth strategy and building on the previous work programme ET2010, ET2020 defines the long-term strategic objectives of EU education and training policies: making lifelong learning and mobility a reality; improving the quality and efficiency of education and training; promoting equity, social cohesion and active citizenship; enhancing creativity and innovation, including entrepreneurship, at all levels of education and training.ET2020-bechm The Lifelong Learning Platform closely follows the implementation of this work programme, notably during the European Education, Training and Youh Forum organised by the European Commission. It also participates in the ET2020 Thematic Working Groups run by DG EAC and DG EMPL. To better understand the processes of the ET2020 have a look at our LLL-P Guidebook in education. It contains up-to-date and relevant information for you!


  • LLLP Reaction – ET2020 Monitor

    The Lifelong Learning Platform – European civil society network for education – welcomes the 2020 Education and Training Monitor, launched by Commissioner Gabriel on 12 November 2020 at the DigiEduHack conference. Expectedly, this year’s edition focuses on digital education and digital competence, also addressing the impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on education and training. 
    The focus of the introductory chapter is on the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on education and training, namely distance learning, for which the Commission expresses […]

  • ET2020 Framework – Have your say with our survey!

    LLLP has just launched a survey on the EU Education and Training (ET2020) framework!

    The survey aims to gather the views of education and training stakeholders on the ET2020 framework, feeding into a short study that LLLP will publish as own initiative with a “shadow report” for the ET2020 Monitor. LLLP has selected five countries to target: Slovenia, Ireland, Austria, Romania & Portugal and three specific areas of the framework to assess: early school leaving, inclusive education, and adult learning.

    The survey is available […]

  • LLLP Reaction to the ET Monitor 2019 – Is Europe reaching the ET2020 goals?

    The Lifelong Learning Platform reacted to the publication of the European Education and Training Monitor 2019, which focuses on teachers and educators, as well as on their roles in the European education systems.

    The Lifelong Learning Platform – European civil society network for education welcomes the 2019 Education and Training Monitor published by the EU Commission on September 26th, the European Day of Languages. This year’s report highlights the achievement of the target on tertiary education attainment and the general […]

  • Press release – Lifelong Learning Interest Group on ‘Skills for Life, Skills for the Future’

    BRUSSELS, 30 September 2019 – On 25 September, ahead of the second European Education Summit, the European Parliament’s Lifelong Learning Interest Group met to discuss Skills for Life, Skills for the Future with Members of the European Parliament Julie Ward and Sirpa Pietikäinen, representatives of the European Commission, Finnish Presidency of the Council and stakeholders from all sectors of education, training and beyond. The meeting focused on how to better implement the concept of life skills, which enable people […]

  • LLLP’s first reaction to the Building a stronger Europe package

    On May 22nd, the European Commission has released an additional package to advance in building a European Education Area by 2025, as announced in the November’s communication ahead of the Gothenburg Summit. This package seeks to reinforce the cultural dimension of the European Union and bolster youth participation. It includes a new set of measures for Education, a new Youth Strategy and a […]

  • LLL Interest Group: Guiding Principles for a European Lifelong Learning Area

    The Lifelong Learning Interest Group, composed of Members of the European Parliament and representatives of civil society, met on 24 January 2018 for the event “Taking stock of Lifelong Learning in Europe – what will a European Education Area bring”, hosted by MEP Sirpa Pietikainen.

    The event began with a presentation of the Guiding Principles for Lifelong Learning, based on the outcomes of the Interest Group meetings held since its inception in September 2015. Discussions followed on how the application of these […]

  • New Commission package released: LLLP asks for a 21st century approach

    Today, the European Commission followed-up its November Communication on “Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture” with a new package of measures aimed at strengthening key competences, digital skills and the European dimension of teaching.
    The package consists of three initiatives:

    A Council Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning which updates the 2006 Recommendation on Key Competences, giving further emphasis to civic and entrepreneurship competence
    A Digital Education Action Plan which sets out the priorities of making better use […]

  • Modernising Education in Europe: Assessment and Next Steps

    On 7 December 2016, the European Commission adopted a Communication setting out its vision for ensuring a high quality education for all. The Communication on improving and modernising education emphasises the strategic of importance of education in the EU. Investing in education represents society investing in its people and its future. The Commission recognises the achievements and progress of education and training systems across the EU in recent years. At the same time, the latest results of the OECD PISA survey, […]

  • Education and Training Monitor 2016

    This year’s Education and Training Monitor explores societal challenges, addresses migration and demography, analyses the key competences that education should help develop, the progress made in raising educational outcomes (reducing early school leaving and underachievement and increasing tertiary educational attainment) at EU and Member States levels.

  • Structural Indicators for Monitoring Education and Training Systems in Europe 2016

    This report, containing indicators in key policy developments (early childhood education and care, basic skills, early school leaving, higher education and graduate employability…) provides background and complementary information to the European Commission’s Education and Training Monitor 2016.

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