On the 15th of April, MEP Victor Negrescu and MEP Eva Maydell launched the European Education Alliance in an online event with guest speakers Arja Krauchenberg, President of the Lifelong Learning Platform, and Larry Flanagan, President of the European Trade Union Committee for Education. The Alliance enjoys the support of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel who appeared in a video message where she commented on the synergies between this initiative and the achievement of the European Education Area.
Briefly put, […]
On the 25th of March 2021, LLLP project team organised the final conference of the Tampada project on “Wider benefits of learning: Why and How to measure them” (agenda of the conference). LLLP was a partner in this EU-funded project which ran for 30-month. While the other partners hosted events at national level in Greece, Sweden, United Kingdom and Slovenia, LLLP opted for organising a European-wide conference in order to exchange practices and raise […]
The year 2021 marks the start of the European Education Area as well as of the renewed Digital Education Action Plan and therefore, an opportunity for Europe and Member States to reflect and build capacities to achieve its goals. However, Europe and its Member States face difficulties with citizens’ engagement in policy-making because of a lack of trust, knowledge and/or a lack of social dialogue. This is affecting the quality and efficiency of public services such as education and training.
In 2019, 22% of children in the EU were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Now, with a COVID crisis that is threatening the health and well-being of children in Europe, this figure is bound to grow. Because of this, the European Commission has published the long-awaited EU Strategy on the rights of the child, which sets out principles, objectives, actions, and funding mechanisms for the protection and promotion of the rights of the child. LLLP has participated […]
Initiated by the European Food Information Council (EUFIC), a strategic meeting with the FAO in the framework of the UN Food Systems Summit took place in February. Gathering stakeholders in the health, food, environment and education sectors, this meeting paved the way for a shared initiative under the hat of the Food Systems Summit. The scope of such a multipartnership alliance will be to redefine the concepts of healthy and sustainable food systems through communication (and education). Read […]
The Lifelong Learning Platform is delighted to announce that it has joined UNESCO’s efforts as a member of the Global Education Coalition (GEC). This coalition brings together different stakeholders to foster best practices in education in the COVID-19 context.
In fact, the pandemic has reshaped our societies and educaiton in particular. School closures widen learning inequalities and hurt vulnerable children and youth disproportionately. More than 1.5 billion students and youth across the planet are or have been affected by school and […]
The Lifelong Learning Platform addresses forward-looking issues in the field of education and training on an annual basis. This year’s theme will be explored during different events and meetings at the crossroads between the Portuguese and Slovenian Presidencies of the Council of the EU, thus helping the transition and bridging with the outcomes of the Future of Europe Conference led by the French Presidency. The 2021 Annual Theme is on wellbeing in education and assessment methods – we will explore […]
On March 3rd, the European Commission unveiled its 2021-2030 Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This strategy has an important focus on education and training which takes a holistic approach by looking at lifelong learning as an instrument for inclusion. The Strategy mentions that lifelong learning, among others, is indispensable for decent living for all persons with disabilities.
Data shows that young people with disabilities are more prone to early-school leaving, and that fewer learners with disabilities complete […]
On March 4th, the European Commission published its action plan to ‘turn principles into action’ and achieve what was set forth by the European Pillar of Social Rights.
The Action Plan establishes three headline targets for the EU to be achieved by 2030:
At least 78% of people aged 20 to 64 should be in employment.
At least 60% of all adults should participate in training every year.
The number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion should be reduced […]
The Lifelong Learning Platform is pleased to invite you to a 1h30 online conference to share solutions on how can adult education providers better monitor and measure the progress of disadvantaged learners.
Date: 25 March 2021 – 11:00-12:30pm CET (online) AGENDA
This conference is the final event of the Tampada project, a European project coordinated by Derbyshire County Council (UK) which ran for 30 months between […]