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Policy recommendations on better inter-regional cooperation in lifelong learning

As the COMORELP project is coming to an end in August 2023, the Lifelong Learning Platform worked on a short Policy recommendation report. This Policy Recommendations Report exploits the lessons learnt throughout the COMORELP project, both in terms of lifelong learning policies shortcomings and improvement opportunities, and in terms of measures suggested to base future regional lifelong learning policies on better access to evidence and participatory monitoring of results.
The Recommendations are the result of interaction […]


TRANSVAL-EU – The policy and sustainability impact of the project

LLLP is partner in the TRANSVAL-EU project which is about the integration of transversal skills and competences into validation and guidance processes. Following 30 months of intense collaboration and work with the 27 partners in the project (16 full partners and 11 associate partners), the project ended on August 31st 2023. In this article, we will give an overview of the final project results.
The research results on the pilot experimentation of the field trials in 5 EU countries (Poland, Austria, […]


TRANSVAL-EU Training Toolkit is now available for validation and guidance professionals

In May 2022, TRANSVAL-EU partners organised a pilot test of a curriculum for practitioners as a “train-the-trainers” training on how to integrate transversal skills and competences (TSCs) into their daily work practices. The training was successfully delivered to 29 practitioners from partner organisations. The trainees and partners then evaluated the training and made suggestions for revisions.
While it was not possible in the frame of the project to fully revise the entire EU training materials and its content, the design and […]



This month, LLLP has become a member of the Pact for Skills community within the framework of the FIELDS project. The project partners represent over 10 Member States and several EU networks as well as different stakeholders in the education and employment sectors such as training providers, farmers, food industry and civil society representatives. Together they have worked on creating occupational profiles, curricula and training programmes to close the skill gaps in the agri-food sector. In addition, […]


Collaborative Monitoring of regional lifelong learning policies Results of the COMORELP project

After 3 years of work the partnership between the Jagiellonian University (Poland), the Malopolska Regional Labour Officer (Poland), Boğaziçi University (Türkiye), CIS (Italy), ARCOLA Research (UK), FREREF (France) and LLLP (Belgium) is coming to an end and are ready to share the various results obtained throughout the project duration. 
Regional reports and the COMORELP benchmarking tool
The new project website, hosted by the Jagiellonian University, features the different publications developed by the partnership as well as the practical tool for inter-regional […]


Inter-regional cooperation for better lifelong learning policies Conference Report

COMORELP’s final conference, organised by the Lifelong Learning Platform, took place on May 10 and brought together over 100 participants from across Europe joining us online and in person in Brussels.  The conference highlighted the challenges to and needs of, involving regional and local stakeholders in design, monitoring, implementation, and evaluation of lifelong learning (LLL) policies, all the while offering insight into the EU’s initiatives towards regional cooperation in national and European LLL policies. 
How are European regions working together? […]


Highlights of the LLLAB 2023: Key competences for the future of Europe

In its third edition, the Lifelong Learning Lab (LLLAB) is the Lifelong Learning Platform’s initiative to bring together stakeholders in education and training from EU and national/regional level to share good practices on enhancing cooperation in the sector. Participants to the LLLAB counted policymakers from EU, national, regional and local level, educators and teachers, learners, education and training institutions (schools, universities, VET centres) and civil society organisations.
In 2023, the LLLAB was organised in Girona, anticipating the Spanish Presidency to the […]


LLLP Reaction: European Semester 2023 Spring Package

On 24 May, the European Commission published its European Semester Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) and Country Reports (CRs), known as the ‘Spring Package’. LLLP reacts to the prioritisation of labour market-focused skills development at the expense of the broader lifelong learning process. Considering that in 2023, the EU fiscal framework and the European Semester are subjected to reform, LLLPlatform proposes a set of actions to address the shortcomings identified in our Reaction.

LLLPlatform urges for the […]



LLLP has just published the policy recommendations to support school leaders, teachers – both serving and in their student years – to develop and implement inclusive education practices to create an inclusive educational context and see that in your classroom no one is left behind.
The INSCOOL II project involved partners working in Hungary, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. The project aimed to significantly increase the knowledge and skills of school leaders, teachers and teacher trainees/pre-service […]


LLLP has a new President and four new Steering Committee members!

The Lifelong Learning Platform’s General Assembly (GA) for 2023 took place at the University of Girona in Spain on 27 and 28 June.
The annual General Assembly is one of the key moments where the members, the Secretariat and the Steering Committee meet and update each other on their activities and collectively discuss the general direction and priorities of the organisation.

Main highlights of the General Assembly
As outlined in LLLP’s statutes and internal rules, the rotation system entails that three members […]