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Erasmus+ Coalition

In 2010 the Lifelong Learning Platform and the European Youth Forum set up a stakeholders’ coalition related to the adoption of a new EU programme in the field of education and youth for the period 2013-2020. In a joint coalition, youth and education sectors will have more chances to have an advocacy impact in the negotiations. The goal is to foster concrete proposals and to get the support of the European Parliament and other institutions. The coalition should aim to make sure that “the Brussels case” is solved as a priority.

In 2017, and ahead of the next Multi Financial Framework negotiations for the following year, the Coalition decided to set up a campaign to ask decision-makers for a robust increase of the Erasmus+ budget: ten times more! The #Erasmusx10 campaign is run jointly by the Lifelong Learning Platform, the European Youth Forum, and Eurodesk.

In the last years of the Erasmus+ programme cycle, the Erasmus+ Coalition has engaged with European decision-makers to foster civil society positions about the following EU budget. The Coalition published a joint statement on the Future of the Erasmus+ as well as a joint reaction on the revised proposal for EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.


  • Erasmusx10 Campaign launched!

    This is it!
    Earlier this year, President Juncker invited the institutions to be nine times more ambitious!

    Juncker declarations follow the political will of a consistent increase of the Erasmus+ budget expressed by several heads of State and government of some Member States such as Belgium, France, Italy. Furthermore, during the Rome Summit on the 60th anniversary of the treaty.
    Civil society organisations could not sit on the bench. We accepted the challenge and, within the Erasmus+ Coalition, we came up […]

  • LLLWeek2016: Main Conclusions

    The 6th edition of the Lifelong Learning Week (#LLLWeek16) was held from 10 to 13 October in Brussels, gathering circa 200 policy-makers and educational stakeholders representing civil society organisations, academics and decision-makers, highlighting the key role lifelong learning plays in facing major societal  challenges nowadays. This year and for the first time, the LLLWeek was organised in partnership with the European Youth Forum, merging with the former Youth Education Week, to show our commitment to joining […]

  • 1st meeting of the Erasmus+ coalition: towards a stronger programme for education and youth!

    On 26 April 2016 the Erasmus+ coalition first meeting took place in Brussels. Co-organised by the Lifelong Learning Platform and the European Youth Forum this coalition aims to contribute to policy debates related to the current Erasmus+ programme revision as well as the MFF Mid Term Review and the next Generation of EU programmes. Bringing together more than 20 European NGOs working in education, training and youth, the meeting was an occasion to raise our concerns regarding the important role […]

  • New Position Paper: Implementing Erasmus+ better!

    The Erasmus+ programme is a unique funding opportunity and a great step forward to modernise education policies at the local, national and European level.  To embrace its full potential, the LLLPlatform believes that the programme could benefit from more clarity, a stronger lifelong learning approach and a fairer budget distribution, in order to have a greater added value. Moreover, policy development and civil society cooperation should be better supported in order to increase its policy impact and relevance. Considered to be one […]

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