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LLLP joins UNESCO’s Global Coalition for Education

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 […]


LLLP launches its annual theme 2021

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 […]


Education as a way for the inclusion of persons with disabilities

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 […]


Social rights and inclusion through lifelong learning

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 […]


EU Conference – Wider Benefits of Learning: Why and How to Measure them? – 25 March 2021

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)
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 […]


EU Alliance for Investing in Children – Statement on the ESF+ political agreement

The EU’s co-legislators reached an agreement on the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) which for the first time, includes a specific objective and earmarking aimed at fighting child poverty through access to education and other services.

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, 1 in 4 children across the EU was growing up at risk of poverty and social exclusion.  The pandemic and the socio-economic consequences that it has brought have already affected children and their families significantly. Child poverty levels are now […]


Joint Statement – Investing in Education and Training for the Recovery of Europe

The current pandemic has disrupted education and training systems across the continent but while doing so, it has raised many questions for its future, too. It has highlighted the dire need for young people and adults to gain greater competences, knowledge and skills as the sole opportunity for a fair, just and sustainable recovery of Europe, as well as for re-orienting the economy toward a green, digital and inclusive kind. What we have witnessed due to the Covid-19 crisis has […]


LLLP tightens cooperation with ASEM LLL-Hub and ARC8

The Lifelong Learning Platform is delighted to announce that it has joined the ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub) in its Advisory Board. The ASEM LLL Hub was launched in Copenhagen in May 2005. It is a network that promotes dialogue between researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in order to create foundations for evidence-based educational reforms. The Hub is composed of Asian and European universities that are involved in lifelong learning research […]


The Portuguese Presidency – Priorities in education and training

As of January 1st, we entered the six months of Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Given the extraordinary times we are living in, the priorities of the Presidency will inevitably focus on resilience and recovery, but education and training are said to be playing a major role.
The Portuguese Presidency will work on the following general priorities:

To promote Europe’s recovery, leveraged by the climate and digital transitions
To implement the Social Pillar of the European Union as a […]


LLLP Reaction – For a truly inclusive digital education action plan

BRUSSELS, January 2021 – Lifelong Learning Platform – European Civil Society for Education reaction to the European Commission Communication on Resetting education and training for the digital age
On 30 September 2020, the European Commission launched the Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027 as part of the Education Package. The updated Digital Education Action Plan includes lessons learnt from the Covid-19 crisis as well as from the Open Public Consultation, to which Lifelong Learning Platform participated. It sets […]