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In a new world where normality is shaped by sudden circumstances, the emergence and strengthening of new global competences within education is an ever-growing phenomenon that we should nurture and preserve.

 Webinar - Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Societies - Let's make it happen
Experts and decision-makers gathered online to discuss the sustainability of our education systems. Read our resume of this insightful discussion and see the recording of the live session.

 LLLP on the new EU Budget: synergies between programmes will be key for education!
What are the implications of the newly proposed EU Budget, which allocates 24.6 billion to the new Erasmus+. Synergies with other programmes will be vital for education! Read our article

 A statement for the 70th anniversary of the Schuman declaration from LLLP President
“At the LLLPlatform, we believe that the way forward lies in a ‘learning Europe’”, says Luis Costa, President of LLLP. Read here his statement for the 70th anniversary of the Schuman declaration.

 Lifelong Learning Glossary - Take the chance to redesign education
With the support of UNESCO, EESC, Cedefop, the European Commission and other experts, LLLP launched a “lifelong learning glossary”. Contribute to a better understanding of education. 

 Erasmus+ Implementation Survey Results are out!
LLLP released the results of our yearly efforts to assess the Erasmus+ programme. Discover what beneficiaries think of the Erasmus+ and where it could be improved in the next cycle! 

 Activity Report 2019 - A year of milestones for lifelong learning
We are happy to share the Activity Report of 2019, dedicated to “Learning Democracy, Values and Participation”. Take a tour in our dense year, between policy updates, events, projects, and fun! 

 ImproVal Webinar series - What do we learn in volunteering?
In June, LLLP will organise three webinars on valuing competences in volunteering inviting volunteers to testify as well as policy-makers to debate, check the programme and register here

 Job Bridge Awards - Submit your practice on validation of competences in volunteering!
Are you working or volunteering in an organisation that is validating competences in innovative ways? Try your luck to win the Job Bridge awards by submitting your initiative here!

 Project Development Workshop 2020 - Global competences
The Project Development Workshop, organised by ERRIN in cooperation with LLLP, will explore the topic of global competences, in 4 sub-themes. Read more and apply here by August 24th.

 Discover and assess what you are learning as a volunteer in time of crisis
Active citizenship doesn’t have to stop during the lockdown. Volunteers are inventing innovative solutions on a daily basis. Are you an active volunteer? We can help you evaluate your learning.

Civil society organisations active in education and training contribute the most to make best practices surface! 

 DARE - An analysis of GCE in formal primary education
This qualitative research within the project Global Schools, analyses existing educational policies and addresses how GCE is integrated into formal primary education. Read more.

 WOSM - Global Citizenship Report
Citizenship education action is based on the assumption that meaningful interaction between citizens and their local community generates better societies. Read WOSM's report

 EucA - Message to Europeans 3.0 - Final resolution! 
After countless civic initiatives across Europe, hours and hours of debating with more than 70 students from 14 EU countries, Message to Europeans 3.0 presented a final resolution. Read it

 EFIL advocates for the recognition of learning periods abroad in secondary education
Learning mobility is one of the policy priorities to foster the development of key competences, crucial for active participation in society and the labour market. Discover the initiative.

 Euroclio - Here are the needs of teachers regarding civic competences
As part of “Learning to Disagree”, Euroclio assessed what educators need in order to help their students acquire social and civic competences through dialogue and discussion. Find out more.

 ISCA - How are sports contributing to citizenship education in times of COVID?
While the learning power of sports is well-known, most EU countries have weighed restrictions on the practice of sports. Read ISCA’s spotlight on the current status of physical activity in Europe! 

 Living together: how to assess the values within intercultural exchanges
This year, the Forum on Intercultural Learning and Exchange (FILE) will explore the evolution of values associated with intercultural student exchanges. More info here

 EfVET Thematic Team Event 2020 - Internationalisation and learning mobility
On the 3rd and 4th of June, EfVET will host the Thematic Team Event on ‘Internationalisation and Learning Mobility’. Register here and discover the programme.

 Can soft skills transform our global world? Yes!
The improvement in soft skills can empower and enable people to better adapt to their environments and to work well with others. Learn more through the ‘Be the Change’ project.

 #Erasmus500: a joint campaign for more inclusive learning mobility
Our members EUFESU and ESN have launched a proposal for a baseline mobility grant of 500€/month from 2021 onwards. Find out more about this campaign.

 Learning for Well-Being - Small gestures that brought generations together
In the online strand “ACT2gether for Kindness”, L4WB-F challenged followers to do an act of kindness that would bring generations together. Click here to find out how it went about.

 AEGEE joins Generation Climate Europe (GCE) coalition
Our members AEGEE joined GCE, a coalition of 5 European youth organisations advocating for stronger climate change policies and including young people in climate-change policy-making! 

 eucen Policy Talks are back in Brussels! Save the date for September 9th
A new, socially driven Europe needs the active participation of universities to successfully respond to global challenges. Find out more about the programme, and save the date for September 9th!

 EAEA - New submission deadline for Grundtvig Award - 16 July 2020
The call for EAEA Grundtvig Award on “Outreach and Access” has been extended from 10 April 2020 to 16 July. Find out more about the Grundtvig Award and apply now

 DARE - Strategies for Global Citizenship Education in Italy
The International Cooperation Centre completed the translation of the document that defines the Italian multi-stakeholder and multi-level strategy on GCE. Read more

 45 years of fighting for school students’ rights: happy birthday, OBESSU!
School student unionism keeps on fighting for student-centred, quality and inclusive education all over Europe and the world. Read the Board’s reflections and celebrate with OBESSU!

 EucA - Innovative teaching with Elene4Life
An open Dynamic Toolkit for innovative teaching and training activities and methods is now available on the website of the project “Elene4Life”. Discover more.

 The Peace Institute - How to involve migrants and refugees in the education processes
This project addresses migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers as primary actors, and actively involves them in the educational process and gives them a voice. 

 COVID-19: Momentum for Transformative Education and Systemic Change?
How can our educational work and activism make an important contribution to dealing with and learning from the crisis? Bridge 47 is organising a webinar for June 10th: register here

 Volunteers as a force of solidarity in times of crisis-VOCIS
How did volunteers respond to the latest COVID-19 crisis? The European Volunteer Centre is looking for your inputs! Take the survey here.

 AGE Platform - Generations united to combat fake news
The DIGITOL project is looking for ideas and best practices to help them design the best intergenerational digital literacy training programme. Take the survey here. 

 Consumer Change Challenge - get your idea filmed by the BBC Studioworks!
ERYICA and Ecorys, through the BBC, are producing and promoting four educational videos. See here the challenge and submit your idea before 12 June! 

 Will the global market for investor citizenship survive COVID-19?
Changes in consumption and lifestyle choices are bound to determine the fate of the recovery. How can we drive the change? Read more on this insightful piece.

What are the latest measures taken by EU institutions? What more can be done?
 EESC - Sustainable funding for lifelong learning and development of skills
This exploratory opinion, drafted with the expert contribution of LLLP at the request of the Croatian Presidency, addresses the sustainability of lifelong learning funds. Read it here

 EU Councils adopts conclusions on teachers and trainers
This document recognises teachers and trainers as an indispensable driving force and acknowledges their commitment during the current COVID-19 crisis.

 Council of Europe - Digital Citizenship Education survey
The survey is intended to learn about parent’s perception and level of awareness of digital citizenship, as well as what information is needed. Learn more here and take the survey.

 Effective measures to ‘green’ Erasmus+, Creative Europe & European Solidarity Corps
How to render EU programmes more ‘green’? How to step up the ambitions of the European Green Deal? This briefing paper answers such and similar questions. 

 Global Partnership for Education - Safe to Learn during COVID-19
GPE and its partners in the 'Safe to Learn' campaign have developed recommendations on preventing and responding to violence against children in and through all learning environments.

 How to recognise disinformation and myth related to COVID-19?
The outbreak of the coronavirus has led to disinformation that hampers efforts to contain the pandemic. Hop on to the European Parliament’s website to find out what you can do

 A European Framework for Digitally-Competent Educational Organisations
This JRC publication addresses the need for educational institutions to address invocation and sustainability by tackling the use of digital learning. 

 Consumer Change Challenge - Your story, your video, your right
The European Commission is launching this competition to gather video aiming to educate and empower consumers to make better-informed choices. Take part!

 EU Budget - New Commission proposal allocates 24.6 billion € to Erasmus+ 
The European Commission has proposed a revise EU Budget, which will now undergo negotiations with the Council and the Parliament. Read the details in the press release

 CULT Committee criticises "deeply disappointing" budget proposals
In a press release, CULT MEPs state that cuts to Erasmus+, Creative Europe and Solidarity Corps are "bad news for young people" and "send a terrible message".

 COVID19: Civil society calls to have a hand in designing Europe's recovery plan
Civil Society organisations, through the Liaison Group of the EESC co-chaired by LLLP, is calling for greater involvement of civil society in the post-COVID plans. Read more

 EU Commission launches EU Semester package & Country Specific Recommendations
The European Commission has unveiled its EU Semester spring package, which includes the Country-Specific Recommendations on education and training. How is your country doing?

 Eurydice - Can the coronavirus pandemic improve our schools?
While the current situation throws challenges on schools, it may be turned into an opportunity for improving our education systems – if we are able to learn from this experience. Read more here.

 The future of young people’s political participation: challenges & opportunities
In this new publication, the Council of Europe explores the unanswered questions about youth participation in European political issues and provides thoughts for rethinking the system.

 EU measures to tackle COVID-19 pandemic and its impact
This timeline provides a very clear picture of these actions by theme, highlighting EU actions in the areas of healthcare, research, economy, employment, education, travel and transport. 

 The Conference of INGOs adopted guidelines in support of refugees
The Guidelines on Protecting NGO Work in Support of Refugees and Migrants aim to ensure NGOs safety when taking action against trafficking in human beings and migrant smuggling.

 UNESCO UIL and Learning Cities: Response to COVID in a series of webinars
To exchange solutions, discuss contingency plans and share distance-learning approaches, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is organising a series of webinars on learning cities.

 UNESCO UIL - International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning news
The editorial team of IRE is preparing a double special issue on ‘Literacy and Numeracy: Global & Comparative Perspectives”, with five articles already published and more to come. 
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