January 2021

LLLP Reaction - For a truly inclusive Digital Education Action Plan

LLLP welcomes the broader scope of the Digital Education Action Plan and the provisions for non-formal and informal learning. At the same time, we call for its implementation to focus on inclusion. 

 LLLP tightens cooperation with ASEM LLL-Hub and ARC8
LLLP joined the ASEM LLL Hub Advisory Board, and the Expert Group on Inclusive and Flexible Lifelong Learning Pathways for the ASEF Regional Conference on Higher Education (ARC8).

 LLLP in the EESC Civil Society Days 2021! Save the date for 1-5 March
LLLP, together with CAE and EVBB, will organise a workshop on “The role of Education and culture in the sustainable recovery for Europe” on 2 March! Read more and save the date

 LLLP to tackle learning outcomes, assessment and well-being in 2021
The lifelong learning platform will address assessment and wellbeing in its annual efforts throughout 2021: you can expect events, consultations and statements to come out very soon!

 CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS platform: all set and ready to robot
The education robotics online platform is all set and ready to welcome teachers and students: discover it here and stay tuned for upcoming exciting events and initiatives!

 4 avatars and 6 modules to learn about media literacy: try the DIMELI game!
The DIMELI4AC project has launched a game to test students’ knowledge of online safety, digital manipulation and other online threats. Download it here!

 From STEM to STE(A)M: status quo and the way forward
The CHOICE team is transforming national curricula with co-created educational resources connecting science and creativity based on the STE(A)M methodology. Read more here

 UNIMED and ITC-ILO together to enhance employability in the Mediterranean
UNIMED and ITC-ILO signed a memorandum to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment, and decent work in the Mediterranean area. Read more

 EDEN - Gripped or freed by the pandemic? Lessons for the future of education
EDEN is delighted to announce that in the 30th Anniversary year of the Association, the Annual Conference will take place on 22-25 June 2021 and will be held online. Read more here.

 EucA launches a new MOOC for teachers: “Active learning in Soft Skills”
The free online course will last 7 weeks from 22 February until June 2021 and has been just launched in the framework of eLene4Life project. Enrol here

 ESN launch their ESN Survey 2021: the impact of COVID on students’ mobility
The Erasmus Student Network launched this year’s edition of the ESNsurvey, focused on the core elements of student mobility. Read more about the objective of the survey and take part!

 eucen - SMILE takes off! Diversity and inclusion at the heart of the project
The new eucen project SMILE has taken off! eucen will be working in three main pillars: migrant background students; women in leadership in HE; social-economic issues. Learn more here

 EucA - Promoting intercultural dialogue to understand migrations
A new project will analyze European Union Immigration Policies and the attitude from countries that show major internal problems in the management of immigration flows. Learn more.

 National Recovery Plans: where was civil society participation?
Civil Society Europe presented a report outlining the scarce participation of Civil Society Organisations across the EU in the preparation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plans.

 New ETUCE study on diversity and inclusion in education
The research report and the illustrated factsheets are developed in the framework of the ETUCE project ‘Education Trade Unions and Inclusive Schools: Embracing Diversity in Education’. 

 Citizens Take Over Europe - Open letter for the Conference on the Future of Europe
A civil society coalition of European NGOs has published an open letter to EU institutions demanding the co-creation of a citizens-centred Conference on the Future of Europe.

 A civil society convention for the Conference on the Future of Europe?
It is critical that the organised European Civil Society is engaged in the Conference on the Future of Europe, in line with article 11 of the Treaties. Read more and endorse the declaration!

 EUA - Digitally enhanced learning and teaching in EU higher education institutions
This report maps the situation regarding digitally enhanced learning and teaching at European higher education institutions over the past seven years. Find out more

 CULT Committee confirms deals on EU education programmes
The Culture and Education Committee has confirmed - almost unanimously - the trilogue deals with Council on Erasmus+, Creative Europe, and European Solidarity Corps for 2021-2027.

 Portuguese priorities in Education and Training unveiled
In education, the Presidency will be focusing on A New European Strategic Framework for Cooperation in Education and Training for 2030, among other things. Read more

 Agreement reached on ESF+ budget, nearing € 90bln in 2018 prices
With 25% of the funds earmarked for social inclusion, 12.5% of the total will be spent on fighting youth unemployment through measures like vocational education and training. See more here.

 EU Parliament’s draft opinion on citizens’ participation in the EU decision-making
The CULT Committee has stressed citizens’ trust in the EU as essential for democracy and highlights the importance of citizens’ participation in decision-making processes. 

 Education for Climate Coalition - The new participatory project of the Commission
This initiative is part of the European Education Area, which aims to promote the green and digital transitions of education and training throughout the European Union. Read more.

 EU Parliament to continue engaging with young UK citizens and EU27 citizens in the UK
In a recent communication, the European Parliament reaffirms its will to continue to engage with young generations of UK citizens and EU27 citizens resident in the UK. Discover more.

 Cedefop engages with experts on inclusive VET
Empirical evidence in VET is scarce in the EU. To close this gap, Cedefop launches a feasibility study for a survey on selected target populations in initial vocational education and training.

 The Erasmus+ App is out: engaging youth and education stakeholders
The new Erasmus+ app is one of the key deliverables of the EU Student Card Initiative and will make a significant contribution to achieving the European Education Area by 2025. 

 Coming up: EU spearheads efforts for recovery in 2021
As the EU continues to deal with the impact of the pandemic while delivering on priorities such as fighting climate change, here’s what to look out for in 2021.

 E-learning through lockdowns
The digital infrastructure required for e-learning is not available everywhere, but EU-funded projects are helping to ensure no one is left behind. Find out more

 EU Citizenship Report 2020 - Empowering citizens and protecting their rights
This report dwells into the practices to strengthen democratic participation, citizens’ empowerment and inclusion of citizens in the EU. Discover it here.

 New issue of the International Review of Education - Journal of Lifelong Learning
The International Review of Education - Journal of Lifelong Learning (IRE) has just published ​a double special issue on Education in the age of COVID-19.

 Audrey Azoulay and Ban Ki-Moon launch Mission 4.7 to boost lifelong learning
Leaders from intergovernmental organizations, academia, civil society, and business joined to launch Mission 4.7, whose objective is to accelerate the implementation of SDG Target 4.7

 Roadmap for next ten years of Education for Sustainable Development
UNESCO launched its Roadmap for implementation of the new global framework 'Education for Sustainable Development: Towards achieving the SDGs'  with a series of events.

  Save the Children - EU Domestic Funding Manager - 31 January

  ALL DIGITAL - Programme Officer - 24 February

UNESCO - Embracing a culture of lifelong learning - A transdisciplinary expert consultation
Transformative Learning Journeys: Venturing into the Wilds of Global Citizenship Education.
Cedefop - Career guidance policy and practice in the pandemic
Eurydice Brief - Equity in school education in Europe
Prospective report on the future of assessment in primary and secondary education.
Prospective report on the future of non-formal and informal learning

Cedefop, Towards a new Cedefop survey of VET teachers and trainers, 3 February. Info here.

EfVET, Digital Tourism: Current and Future Skills, 4 February. Register here.

ALL DIGITAL, Empowering Older People for the Digital World, 10 February. Register.

OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2021, 12 February. Info here

FAO-EUFIC Food Systems Summit Dialogue, 25 February 2021. Info here.

EESC Civil Society Days 2021, 1-5 March. More info here

European Development Days, 15-16 June, Brussels, BE. More info here. 

EDEN, 30th Annual Conference, 22-25 June. More info here.


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