The Lifelong Learning Platform is delighted to announce that we have been successfully admitted to an official partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), with consultative status under the Directives concerning UNESCO’s partnership with non-governmental organisations (36 C/Res. 108). UNESCO believes that education and training is a human right for all throughout life and that access must be matched by quality. The Organisation is the only United Nations agency with a mandate to cover all aspects of education. […]
The Lifelong Learning Lab took place online at the beginning of June, bringing together over 100 participants to form a space of dialogue and discussion around a number of topics related to EU decision making, the feasibility of establishing lifelong learning platforms at the national level, and in relation to broadening the collaborative scope of civil society organisations as a means for strengthening their influence in EU decision making arenas.
The discussions that emerged where […]
LLLP, together with its member the Cités des métiers International Network, is running a short survey to better understand the needs and practices regarding the management of multi-stakeholder cooperation and partnerships in the field of career guidance.
The survey is addressed to practitioners in the field of lifelong career guidance (including policy-makers and civil servants) who have experience in the cooperation and partnerships with multiple stakeholders.
The survey takes around 15 minutes to complete.
Answer the survey here before […]
The Lifelong Learning Platform is set to join the main body for civil society organisations! of the United Nations system. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is at the heart of the United Nations system to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. It is the central platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals. It is also responsible for the follow-up to major […]
The year 2021 marks the start of a new enabling framework for Education and Training to achieve the European Education Area by 2025, 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. Policy making lacking citizens’ […]
On 4 March 2021, the European Commission published the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan (Action Plan) centred around three headline targets, the second of which is to ensure at least 60% of adults participate in training every year by 2030. The Action Plan also devotes one of its three main sections to education and training and lists a series of actions to be taken both by the Commission and the Member States with a leading focus on skills. […]
Even before the pandemic, approximately 1 in 4 children were growing up at risk of poverty and social exclusion across the European Union (EU).
On 4 March, the European Commission launched its Communication for the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan. The Action Plan which calls on EU Member States to aim to lift at least 5 million children out of poverty by 2030, will be discussed among EU leaders on 7 and 8 May during the […]
The EU’s new long-term budget for 2021-27, coupled with Next Generation EU is the single largest investment in the history of the European Union. Its core programme, the Recovery and Resilience Facility, is aimed at helping the EU economy recover from the pandemic crisis and foster an economic transformation that meets the targets of the green transition, the digital transformation and the resilience and inclusiveness of European societies. The general framework is set at the European level, while the concrete […]
Announced in 2019, the Conference on the Future of Europe is a political process and forum, with the aim of igniting a pan-European, citizen-led debate on the direction of EU policies. The Conference is the first of its kind: the intention being to bring citizens, civil society, and a variety of other holders into the heart of EU decision making. The digital and green transitions provide the backdrop to the initiative’s development. The EU is hoping to […]
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, […]