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LLLP welcomes a new member: Diesis Network, representing the social economy sector

During the Lifelong Learning Platform General Assembly on 23-24 September 2021, the members voted in favour of welcoming a new member to the LLLP family: Diesis Network. 
Diesis is one of the widest EU networks specialised in supporting social economy and social enterprise development covering 20 countries through major national federations and national support networks associating more than 90,000 organisations and 1.2 million workers. It does so through the implementation of knowledge-based activities, such as training, project design, consultancy and […]

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Making room for the individual in educational assessments! A matter of wellbeing

Homogeneity of assessment has become a driving force throughout our educational systems, and continues to be widely applied across the majority of EU member states. Such forms of assessment have come under scrutiny for showing an indifference to the learning needs of individuals. 
This drawback has ramifications – not only for learning outcomes but for wellbeing too. Learners, irrespective of age, want to meaningfully contribute to the direction of their learning and have a stake in deciding the forms of assessment […]

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LLLP General Assembly 2021 – A strong hybrid event

On 23-24 September, LLLP members gathered from all corners of Europe to participate in the 2021 General Assembly of the Lifelong Learning Platform. It was the first time that LLLP held a hybrid GA, with participants both in presence in Brussels and online. Most of the membership was present, and the agenda made room for some important debates and consequent decisions, mainly on forward-looking priorities and activities.
The membership contributed to steering LLLP’s activities and helped craft a new pathway for […]

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LLLP partners up with University:Future Festival – Open for discussion


The most inspiring event on higher education in the digital age returns: The University:Future Festival will take place from 2 to 4 November 2021 under the motto “Open for Discussion” – organised by Hochschulforum Digitalisierung (HFD) and Stiftung Innovation in Hochschullehre (StIL). We are a partner of the festival. LLLP is glad to be lsited as one of the trusted partners for such an innovative and exciting happening!
For three days in November, more than a thousand people will […]

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SOTEU21 – Education shall be the soul of Europe

Every year, the State of the Union address represents a key moment in the European calendar, highlighting crucial priorities for the imminent future and setting out what truly matters in the eyes of the European Commission; every year, we look forward to this special moment in the hope to see an increased commitment towards education and training. 
Of course, it is only natural that most of the attention is given to the COVID pandemic, including the efforts towards a universal roll-out […]

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Debunking the Myth of High-Stress Assessments

The concept of learners’ wellbeing begins with the idea that when the learner feels happy and secure in the learning environment – the likelihood of actualising their potentials is  heightened. Wellbeing positively influences both the learning process and learning outcome. Simply put, learning tends to occur more fluidly in the context of positive emotions; a condition which subsequently improves achievement and attainment.
Notwithstanding the wealth of empirical evidence consistently demonstrating this relationship – certain forms of assessments that are both stress […]

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Assessments, Wellbeing & Inequality: What is the Link?

Wellbeing is an elusive concept that is, for the most part, intangible; outside the realm of daily thought. To say that it is illusory and difficult to grasp, however, is not to deny its prime value. It sets the scene from which a person’s quality of life may derive or proceed. It is not something that occurs in isolated moments; rather, it is a consistent state that allows us to flourish. While it is related to the subjective experience of […]

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LLLP at the 6th World Forum on Lifelong Learning

The 6th World Forum on Lifelong Learning took place on 1-2 July in a hybrid format, both in Brussels and online. Organised by the World Committee for Lifelong Learning, LLLP’s longstanding partner, and under the patronage of both UNESCO and the European Commission, it sought to address the challenges related to making lifelong learning a tool for personal and professional development in the new global context.
The Forum drew on the expertise of outstanding experts and speakers to formulate […]

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LLLP at the Thematic Cluster of the Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe

As a member of the Civil Society Convention on the Conference on the Future of Europe, the Lifelong Learning Platform participates in thematic clusters. These clusters seek to ensure that common positions are achieved amid civil society organisations and then brought to the attention of the Conference.
Such was the case on July 7th, when LLLP took part in the workshop cluster on education and culture. In our eyes, the main effort was to ensure that a lifelong learning approach is […]

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Save the date for the LLLWeek 2021

The 11th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week will take place on 29 November – 3 December 2021. For 2021, our iconic event will tackle the topic “The changing nature of evaluation in education and its impact on learners’ wellbeing“.

The Lifelong Learning Platform has chosen this as its annual theme, and we have been carrying consultations with members, partners, representatives of the EU institutions, the Portuguese and the Slovenian Presidencies of the EU and several education stakeholders. From our […]

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