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To give all learning equal importance means to put in place effective, inclusive and resilient validation systems.

 LLLP’s commitment to improve the validation of competences in the voluntary sector
List of validation tools, studies, policy papers and webinars... in the last two years, LLLP worked together with EU partners to better value competences in the voluntary sector! Read more here.

 An EU Award for the recognition of competences in volunteering
Does your organisation assess the skills of your volunteers? Then, join the competition and try to win the Job Bridge Award. More information here.

 Publication - The European State-of-play on validation in the voluntary sector
LLLP did a research and study with insights from volunteers and organisations about the practices of validating competences in the EU. Find the executive summary and full report here.

 LLLP on the new Skills Agenda - Let’s fulfill its potential
LLLP commented on the newly-launched European Skills Agenda, welcoming its ambitious goals, but urging the EU to include the voice of education stakeholders in the implementation.

 A European campaign for the World Youth Skills Day!
LLLP, EfVET and EARLALL joined forces to promote a European campaign for the World Youth Skills Day. Watch our videos and contributions for a renewed approach to skills development.

 The EU Budget: bad news for social Europe with cuts on education and research
The new EU budget, as agreed by EU leaders during the Council meeting, has produced new cuts to European ambitions in education (Erasmus+), and research (Horizon). Read our article

 Updated - LLLP Guidebook for the decision-making process in education and training
Did you ever wonder how decisions are taken in Europe on education and training? LLLP updated and published its comprehensive guide to help you navigate the complex policy-making process!

 Erasmus+ Coalition joint statement on the next EU budget
Led by LLLP and YFJ, over 50 NGOs published a statement calling for more decisive investment in education and training and urging EU leaders to increase the envelope for the next Erasmus+.

 KeepInPact - Survey about multi-partnership management in Lifelong Career Guidance
What are the challenges and issues for multi-partnership management in career guidance? Help us better prepare, and fill in this survey! Read more about our project KeepInPact.

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

 A campaign for a continuation of the European Agenda for Adult Learning
EAEA launched a campaign to push for adult education to be back on the agenda at the European level. Read more on the campaign and join!

 EURASHE presents a categorisation of apprenticeships
EURASHE’s project ApprenticeshipQ published a categorisation of apprenticeships and related characteristics, which includes the validation and accreditation of competences. 

 EARLALL - Resilient Skills Ecosystems for a Crisis-proof Future
EARLALL launched “Resilient Skills Ecosystems for a Crisis-proof Future”, emphasising the need for resilient skills & governance systems to guarantee lifelong learning for all.

 ALL DIGITAL - Individual Learning Accounts in the 2020s
From its high-level event ‘Individual Learning Accounts in the 2020s’, ALL DIGITAL published an insightful report on the models and opportunities of Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs).

 eucen University Lifelong Learning Open Fora 2020
eucen is launching in 2020 a new initiative: A full month of ULLL presentations. We invite you to join us throughout November – participate in an open activity every day! Read more here.

 eucen - Tools That Help Make A Difference In The Lives Of People - The Vince Project
To counter the lack of recognition of migrants’ qualification, the VINCE project has put in place a number of tools that really make a striking difference. Find out more here

 EDEN - Microcredentials as the way forward
MicroHE aims to provide the most comprehensive policy analysis yet conducted of the impact of modularisation, unbundling and micro-credentialing in European Higher Education. Read more.

 Freref - Acquiring and recognising skills during mobility periods
Following its engagement for VET mobility – especially with the common position paper with EARLALL – FREREF is now a partner in the Keymob project on apprentices’ mobility.

 France Benevolat - Validating volunteers’ experience
France Benevolat created a “Volunteer Passport” to make sure that engagement and activism in civil society organisations are valued and validated.

 ATEE - Survey for teachers and COVID
James Saunders-Wyndham, HE student is doing research on “COVID-19: Teacher perceptions of teaching online and institutional readiness for change”. Teachers can answer the survey here.

 UNESCO UIL - Announcement of IRE news
The International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning (IRE) published an article examining the interplay of large international organisations in their effort to achieve SDG 4.

What are the latest measures taken by EU institutions? What more can be done? And how can the new EU Budget help?
 Historical deal reached by EU Member States on the next EU budget!
The Council of the EU agreed on the next EU budget for 2021-2027, including EU Recovery plan but with major cuts on Erasmus+ and Horizon Europe. See the Council conclusions.

 Launched - New European Skills Agenda
The Commission launched the new European Skills Agenda, with ambitious quantitative targets and the potential to impact European education and training for years. Read LLLP comment.

 External study and EC Evaluation of the Council Recommendation on validation
Following the publication of an external study on the implementation of the 2012 CR, the EC published its evaluation in a Staff Working Document along with the European Skills Agenda.

 Cedefop - Apprenticeships in work-based learning
Apprenticeships and other forms of work-based learning help young people make smoother transitions from school to employment, with proper recognition. Read more about it.

 Cedefop community of apprenticeships experts - Steps forward
This voluntary long-term community experts within Cedefop will generate insights on national developments, bring in key information and provide the knowledge base for comparative analysis.

 New Cedefop study - Empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways
The Volume 2 “Cedefop analytical framework for developing coordinated and coherent approaches to upskilling pathways for low-skilled” has been published. Read it here.

 European Framework for Personal, Social and Learning to Learn Key Competence
The LifeComp framework regards “Personal, Social and Learning to Learn” as competences that can be acquired through formal informal and non-formal education, and can help citizens thrive.

 ESCO 2019 report on European classification for skills and qualifications
This report covers developments in European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) to ensure the continuous improvement of the classification. Read it here.

 Announcement of the European Vocational Skills Week 2020
The European Commission announced that the next European Vocational Skills Week will be held from 9 to 13 November 2020 in a hybrid format. Learn more

 EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals takes steps forward
Based on users’ feedback, the European Commission has improved the tool to recognise education and training of third-country nationals. Read more about it and test the new version

 EC Public consultation on the European Education Area Roadmap
The Commission looks for stakeholders feedback on its roadmap for the EEAFeedback will be taken into account for further development and fine tuning of the initiative. Deadline: 26 August.

 EC Public consultation on the Digital Education Action Plan
The Commission launched an EU-wide public consultation to gather the views of citizens and stakeholders on the future of digital education in the COVID context. Deadline: 4 September.

 EC Public consultation and call for experts on migrant's view on integration
The Commission launched two initiatives on integration: an EU-wide public consultation for Action Plan on integration and a call for applications for an expert group.

 24 new European Universities reinforce the European Education Area
The European Commission has unveiled the additional 24 European Universities that will join the first 17 alliances of higher education institutions selected already in 2019. Read more.

 Graduate tracking gives insight into improving European education
Knowing how graduates perceive the relevance of their studies – and what they do after obtaining their qualifications – is key to improving education and training systems. Read more.
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