Lifelong Learning Platform | LLLP - European Civil Society for Education


In the European landscape, it is all the more a necessity to be present in the many networks and gatherings to steer the debate on education and training. As a consequence, the Lifelong Learning Platform represents its membership and pursues its goals in a variety of other networks and platforms. Over the years, these activities have included advisory activity in projects, boards, and initiatives, as well as formal membership and representation in other networks and structures. We strive to convey our core values in all the activities we carry out, and we do so in the most transparent way.

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In 2021, LLLP joined the UNESCO Global Education Coalition for COVID-19, a platform for collaboration and exchange to protect the right to education during this unprecedented disruption and beyond. It brings together more than 140 members from the UN family, civil society, academia and the private sector to ensure that #LearningNeverStops.

EU Alliance for Investing in Children

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children brings together over 20 European networks sharing a commitment to end child poverty and to promote child well-being across Europe. LLLP is a member.

LLLP is part of the CDPPE, the Steering Committee for Educational Policy and Practice of the CoE that oversees the Council of Europe’s programmes in the field of education and advises the Committee of Ministers on education issues.

The LLLPlatform is a member of the Conference of International Non-governmental Organisations (INGOs), the place where the voice of civil society is heard at the Council of Europe.

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The Lifelong Learning Platform is part of Civil Society Europe, a network of NGOs working towards regenerating the European project around the shared values of Equality, Solidarity, Inclusiveness and Democracy. LLLP is also represented in the Steering Committee of CSE, in the person of its Director Brikena Xhomaqi

The Lifelong Learning Platform is member of the European Association for Erasmus Coordinators, which has more than 140 members among the Erasmus+ Programme Coordinators.

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) is a unique platform which brings together governments with other key stakeholders, like businesses, social partners, chambers, vocational education and training (VET) providers, regions, youth representatives or think tanks. The common goal is to strengthen the quality, supply and image of apprenticeships in Europe. LLLP is a member.

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The EC-CoE Learning Mobility in the field of Youth is a one-of-a-kind partnership to engage in the improvement, knowledge, visibility and recognition of learning mobility in the youth field. LLLP is member of the platform.

The Lifelong Learning Platform is part of the European Civil Society Platform for Multilingualism, whose goals is to bring closer civil society organisations and academia in the filed of multilingualism and plurilingual competence in Europe and beyond.  


The LLLPlatform is part of the EESC Civil Society Liaison Group, which aims to voice CSOs’ concerns related to the field of activity of the European Economic and Social Committee. LLLP works with the LG in the draft opinions, gives its expertise and contributes to organisation of the Civil Society Days.

LLLP is part of the European Qualifications Framework Advisory Group, which assists the Commission in the implementation of the EQF pooling the knowledge of the E&T 2010 countries, social partners and Commission and follows up the Council recommendation on the validation of non formal and informal learning


The Lifelong Learning Platform is member of the ESF Thematic Network on Learning and Skills. The network was created to tackle topics such as: Early school leaving, Vocational education and training, Accreditation (of prior learning), Lifelong learning, Transitions within and between school and work.

As part of the Education and Training 2020 (ET 2020) Open Method of Coordination, the Commission and Member States cooperate in the form of Working Groups. LLLP is a member of the Thematic Working Group on Digital Skills and Competences

The LLLPlatform is also part of the ET2020 Working Group on promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education, during which it provides inputs and opinions on policy matters.

LLLP is member of the European Union Intellectual Property Office IP Network in Education. The network serves as a place for all education stakeholders that work on intellectual property.

EURASHE has established its Working group on Quality of Higher Education to coordinate its activities in this area. The working group provides a forum for members and external experts familiar with EURASHE, to develop, stimulate and execute projects, studies, and other initiatives including reach-out events.

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The Europass Advisory Group is a consultative body set up to advise the Commission on the coherent implementation and monitoring of the new Europass Decision. The group is established as part of the Commission‘s role in ensuring the effective  implementation of the new Europass Decision.In 2018, LLLP was nominated as member Advisory Group.

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The LLLPlatform is member of the European Migration Forum (EMF), a global event organised by the European Economic and Social Committee in cooperation with the European Commission.

The Lifelong Learning Platform was a stakeholder in the European Pact4Youth (2015-2017) the joint initiative that brought together education and business actors to boost employability and achieve sustainable growth. Here you can read about the achievements.

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The European Working Group for Social Infrastructure Investment is a new civil society initiative to help provide policy-makers with a preferred point of contact at European level on how, where and when to unlock investment into innovative quality social infrastructure responding to the long-term needs.

On Our Watch

On Our Watch is a civil society initiative to monitor the activities of the European Parliament since its election in 2014. Initiated by European Movement International, On Our Watch acts as watchdog and in holding the Parliament accountable for what they promised to deliver, benchmarking their claims against what was actually done. LLLP was the main contributor for the education section.

The LLLPlatform is member of the ReSET network, an informal gathering of EU “Regions for Skills, Education and Training”. The network is very active in the assessment of regional and local needs with regards to education topics, and organises every year a Project Development Workshop to improve cooperation.

SDG Watch Europe is an EU-level, cross-sectoral CSO alliance of NGOs from development, environment, social, human rights and other sectors. Its goal is to hold governments to account for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). LLLP is an observer, and it steers the discussion on SDG #4.

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WYRED is an Horizon2020 project that involves European NGO (and our members Youth for Exchange and Understanding). It addresses social change strengthening the voice of young people through digital spaces. LLLP is in the advisory board of the project and drives its implementation.