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International Conference – “Inclusion in action: a holistic approach to inclusion in schools” – 17 May 23 – Brussels

LLLP, the British Council, Interactive UK, CESIE, ESHA, and the University of Granada invite policymakers, practitioners, teachers, school leaders, and civil society representatives for the international conference, Inclusion in action: a holistic approach to inclusion in schools”, on May 17th, 2023, in Brussels.

The conference will delve into a fishbowl discussion on European and national policy measures on inclusive education across the EU and will have workshops on inclusive education practices.

In addition, the conference aims to be a networking space for education stakeholders from different EU countries. After the conference, all participants are invited to join in for a networking lunch in the same venue.

What are inclusive schools?

Inclusive schools are schools where each pupil is involved in the learning process, and where talents and inclinations are noticed and valued. Student teachers, teachers, and school leaders support their students throughout.

The Inclusive Schools II project has built on the above-mentioned notions by creating both face-to-face and digital training experiences that support student teachers, teachers, and school leaders in creating an inclusive educational context where no one is left behind.

To register for the conference, follow this link.

To find out more stay tuned on LLLP’s social media through  Facebook; Instagram; Linkedin; Twitter.

Learn more about Inclusion at school

The conference is part of the Inclusive Schools II project .

The project aims to enable teachers – both serving and in their student years – to develop and implement inclusive education practices with confidence.
The project intends for teachers and school leaders to take part in the project to become role models for others, influencing practice and policy at local, regional, and national levels.

We know that inclusive education is essential in changing minds and breaking down barriers in schools. Teachers who join the project will be equipped to make this change happen in their setting.

Browse the project’s website to:

  • Get inspired by the teachers role models working on ways to support inclusion in their teaching.
  • Download the project free to access resources and tools.
  • Visit the MOOC for student teachers and in-service teachers on diverse settings to integrate inclusive practices in teaching!



LLLP Annual Conference Postponed – Save the date for 30 November

The Steering Committee of the Lifelong Learning Platform has decided to postpone the Annual Conference 2020. Initially foreseen for 27-28 May 2020 in Zagreb, Croatia, due to the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19, LLLP decided to hold its Annual Conference 2020 on November 30 in Brussels. The Annual Conference will see a different format and will thus be coupled with the LLLWeek 2020, of which it will represent the opening event.

The topic of the conference – Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Societies – remains the same, as LLLP hopes to deliver a great discussion on the sustainable aspects of our education systems in the aftermath of the coronavirus emergency.

Annual Conference – Registrations postponed

The Lifelong Learning Platform has decided to postpone the launch of registrations for its Annual Conference “Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Societies” to be held on Zagreb on 27-28 May. Because of the outbreak in COVID-19 across all Europe, the LLLPlatform has decided to postpone the launch of the registrations until the end of March, when the Steering Committee will be assessing the situation again. This also applies to the timing of the General Assembly 2020, initially foreseen for 26-27 May 2020, in Zagreb.

The whole membership including LLLP staff thanks you for your understanding.

LLLP is looking for volunteers!

The Lifelong Learning Platform is looking for volunteers during the LLLWeek 2019!

On 2-6 December, the LLLPlatform will engage in its most iconic event in Brussels. With several debates, discussions in the EU Parliament, the LLLWeek Reception, workshops and internal working groups, there will be my opportunities to engage the education stakeholders and policy-makers. We are very ambitious with the LLLWeek, but also short-handed and the Secretariat is looking for extra help!

Volunteers will engage in events activities, such as registration of participants, guiding them to the venues, and will take pictures as well as writing short reports.

We, unfortunately, do not offer compensation, but lunches wherever possible, reimbursement of public transports costs, a certificate of attendance and plenty of networking opportunities!

Are you based in the Belgian capital? Interested in joining the most exciting event on lifelong learning in Brussels? Let us know! Get in touch with communication@lllplatform.eu and get a privileged perspective of the LLLWeek 2019!

LLLWeek18 – Lifelong Learning Culture in the European Parliament

The 8th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week took place in the European Parliament on 3-7 December 2018. It was a dense week of debates, discussions and reflections upon the LLLP’s theme of the year: Lifelong Learning Culture: A partnership for rethinking education.

The week kicked-off with a lively LLL Civil Society Forum in the splendid Fondation Universitaire. Civil society organisations active in education and training debated their own role vis-à-vis the latest EU policy, and their contribution to its development in the European Union. A joyful Reception concluded the evening, with the celebration of the LLLAwards winners’ outstanding practices (click here to meet them!).

On Tuesday, the Lifelong Learning Interest Group of the European Parliament welcomed EC Vice-President Jyrki Katainen as special guest. He address the way the MFF is set to fund education and reinforced the concept that the European Commission is committed to raising the funding and the standards of education in Europe, especially by investing in human capitals. MEP Jill Evans and MEP Emilian Pavel further built on this consideration to highlight the special role of European funding and programmes in the next MFF to tackle the most pressing issues in education and training (mobility, inclusion, employment, research, etc.).

Events followed closely and at fast pace. On the same day, the Quality of Childhood Working Group of the European Parliament met to discuss the teaching methods of Janusz Korczak. After this, the role of formal education systems to foster active citizenship and culture in the classroom was debated. Participants agreed that more should be done in this regards to exploit schools and universities’ potential and help foster European values in the classroom and in higher education.

The LLLPlatform is committed to give voice to all education actors and all learning environments: which is why on Wednesday, with WOSM and AEGEE, we debated the ways active citizenship is built in non-formal education environments. Initiatives addressed to youth were presented, and participants agreed that the next Erasmus+ should privilege mobility experiences as they prove to build the European spirit.

A dense Thursday explored firstly the contribution of education and lifelong learning to consumer education”. Stemming from a European Commission’s project Consumer Classroom, the LLLWeek showed how different actors – development organisations, students, teachers – can come together and help our society shape the conscious consumer of tomorrow. Even in such diverse subjects, a lifelong learning approach is capital to the achievement of EU’s objectives.

The LLLWeek went on to debate language learning and mobility programmes, and reaffirmed the importance of integrating formal education with non-formal and informal methods of learning when it comes to languages.

These aspects also come together in volunteering. The social impact of exchange students is still low, due to difficulties to identify oneself in the local community. But because of this, LLLP’s project Comanity suggested to introduce a new professional figure in the volunteering world: evidence shows that social inclusion cannot do without volunteering (more info here).

The topic of mobility periods abroad was also addressed in the final event of Summer University: the iconic AEGEE’s project celebrates its 30th anniversary, and has chosen the LLLWeek for its debate on short-mobility periods!

On the last day of the week, participants came together to discuss one of the most pressing issues in the employment world: career guidance. Is it possible to ensure guidance to all EU citizens? How can we adapt to the changing types of jobs? What does a career mean today? The answer lies in the development of sustainable skills, a (lifelong) learning approach to our own jobs, and the cooperation between different actors and stakeholders: from public to private to social partners and non-governmental organisations.  

A big shout out to all the organisers and all the participants for making the 8th edition of the LLLWeek a truly successful one!