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Keep in pact closing event: Multi-stakeholders partnerships in Lifelong Career Guidance: Tools and tips to enhance cooperation – 28 March 2022

The Lifelong Learning Platform is a partner in the project “Keep In Pact” coordinated by Cités des métiers International Network. After over two years of successful cooperation and implementation, the project partners organise its closing event on March 28th (14h00-17h00 – Central European Time) in hybrid mode (online and in Brussels for physical attendance).
For more than 2 years, the Keep in pact project partners […]


Funding Lifelong Learning: From Cradle to Grave

The importance of public investment in education across the lifecycle, and a particular focus on lifelong learning cannot be underestimated. The latest OECD Skills Outlook 2021 (OECD, 2021) backs this up – pointing out that lifelong learning is key if individuals are to succeed in labour markets and societies shaped by trends including environmental changes and digitalisation, as well as sudden shocks like the Covid-19 pandemic. The European Commission’s proposal to introduce individual learning accounts was conceived out of an […]


InclUDE study finds digital divide in use of accessibility tools in Higher Education

In 2020, during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the abrupt closure of societies and education institutions, required teachers and lecturers to quickly transfer teaching materials and methodologies from classroom-based to online formats. Due to short timeframe, many higher education lecturers were forced to focus on delivering online teaching in a way that suited the majority of their students, with little knowledge on the accessibility features or tools available and how to use them.
Since then, the demand for more inclusive […]


Save the date for the LLLab 30-31 May 2022

How can we promote EU cooperation in education, training and lifelong learning in national contexts? How can we plant the seed for the creation of a national lifelong learning platform in order to build bridges between sectors?
The Lifelong Learning Platform is delighted to present its 2022 version of this pilot activity, the Lifelong Learning Lab – National Training for Education Stakeholders. With this format, LLLP seeks to keep the momentum of EU cooperation to assess EU citizens’ capacity to participate in policy-making, […]


Annual Theme 2022 – Investment in education and training: a public good for all

Why an Annual Theme?
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 French and Czech 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.
Investment in education and training: a public good for all

Why investment?
Investment in education […]


Environmental sustainability rhymes with lifelong learning

The European Commission published its proposal for a Council Recommendation on learning for environmental sustainability. The aim of the proposal is to support Member States, schools, higher education institutions, non-governmental organisations and all education providers in equipping learners with understanding and skills on sustainability, climate change and the environment. 
What is it?
This proposal serves the European strategy to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent 
and envisions decisive actions to be taken now. The European Education Area, the European […]


Civil Society Days 2022 – LLLP Involvement

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will roll out its annual Civil Society Days in March 2022. As in previous years, this flagship civil society conference exhibits a space for citizens, organised civil society and European institutions to engage in an inclusive process with an eye on addressing the major societal challenges the EU currently faces in shaping its future. 
The Civil Society Days event is a symbol of the cooperation between the EESC and the members of […]


Wanted! Lifelong learning in the French Presidency priorities

The French Presidency of the Council of the European Union announced its priorities for the ongoing semester. Built on the main structure of the Conference on the Future of Europe, they are said to be taking into account citizens’ recommendations as to what Europe should look like in 2030. 
The polar star seems to stay on the beaten path of other EU priorities like the European Education Area and the European Green deal, only to name a […]


Rethinking Assessments: Prioritising Learners’ Wellbeing – At a glance

In our annual position paper for 2021 we delved into teasing apart and unpacking the relationship between assessments and wellbeing. In doing so, we sought to identify the long-lasting impact in which highly stress inducing forms of assessments can have on learners. We also, and perhaps more importantly, demonstrated that assessments can align more harmoniously with wellbeing, and that alternative forms of assessment exist that offer a way forward.

Our paper at a glance:
* We outline the principles for […]


Education and training stakeholders make the case for a European approach to assessment and wellbeing – LLLWeek21

The Lifelong Learning Week marks a focal point in the education and training calendars in Europe. It provides us with a space to discuss, reflect, deliberate, and debate on issues and subjects pertaining to education and training in Europe. It is an opportunity to work alongside members, to showcase their endeavours, and to forge new associations that can sew the seeds for novel avenues of collaboration. And to bring our concerns directly to European decision-makers. Our overall aim is to […]