The Commission presented its six priorities in 2019 with a view to build a greener, more digital, more inclusive and more resilient EU. While the bulk of education and training policies were assigned to the priority on Promoting our European way of life, all the other dimensions foresee a reliance on education and training systems: since by its very nature education and training is a key transversal policy area for the achievement of all their objectives. When considering the […]
Students with specific learning difficulties (SLD) often feel excluded and misunderstood throughout their school journey, and are subject to early school leaving. The issue lies in school methodologies: with universal learning methods, students are left behind and their potential is un-expressed. To increase social inclusion and decrease early school leaving, students’ needs must be accommodated. The project “Specific Learning Disorders no more! (LEAD!)” precisely aims to empower students with specific learning disorders aged 9-14 years old, to develop the […]
Why do we need to act urgently? Facing the climate change challenges
Last October was among the warmest recorded in Europe since records began, with temperatures rising 8.5 degrees above what is expected on average for this period. However, this sort of news is becoming normalised as we fail to deliver on the urgent systemic changes needed to adapt and counteract the rapid and devastating effects of climate change. Taking this situation into account, last year, the European Commission […]
The 12th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week will take place in Brussels on 28 November – 2 December 2022. A milestone event in the education & training sector, the LLLWeek 2022 will be hosted by MEP Milan Zver, member of the CULT Committee of the European Parliament.
Drawing from the latest developments in European policy, we framed the LLLWeek around the topic “Investment in Education and Training: A Public Good for All”. The goal is to reflect upon the decreasing […]
Since its establishment, the Lifelong Learning Platform promotes a holistic approach to education that best fits a modernised society where learning happens in different environments being them formal, non-formal and informal but it also is a continuous and never-ending process. This multidimensionality of lifelong learning and holistic approach to education emphasises the need to break down silos, fostering cross-sector cooperation to address cross-cutting issues, synergies between different policies and strategies, common grounds of understanding and regular dialogue between education stakeholders.
As a member of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children, the Lifelong Learning Platform endorses the recent position paper from the EU Alliance on the European Care Strategy and the revision of the Barcelona Targets. This position paper clearly recognises the links between early childhood education and care, and a sound development of all children.
The position paper also addresses a comprehensive reaction to the strategy, an analysis of the proposal for a Council Recommendation on the […]
In 2017, there were around 35.67 million students with specific learning difficulties across the EU: 13.88 and 21.7 million in primary and secondary school respectively (EPALE, 2017). For this group, the rate of early school leaving is stark: 1 out of 4 students equates to 25%; a considerable leap from the general early school leaving rate which stands at just under 10% (Eurostat, 2018).
The LEAD! Project aims to identify and overcome the barriers that such students (aged 9-14) encounter […]
The European Commission’s recently adopted – New European Innovation Agenda – sets out a number of key actions to further the development of innovation ecosystems in Europe. As the communication rightly highlights, un-tapping Europe’s innovation potential presents a key hurdle to overcome in the bid to effectively navigate the twin green and digital transitions and to identify effective solutions to the most pressing societal and economic challenges.
Based on a range of core pillars, the initiative takes aim at a […]