January 2020

#myEUstory - It’s a wrap!


LLLP and ECAS have been running the Learning Democracy campaign through the #myEUstory video series, with the aim to stimulate the continuous learning and development of democratic tools. See what’s been going on behind the scenes with our wrap-up video!

 LLLP Director elected as co-chair of EU Economic and Social Committee Liaison Group
EESC LG member organisations from European civil society and networks have elected LLLP Director as co-chair, guiding the Liaison Group together with EESC President Luca Jahier.

 PISA 2018 - A wake-up call to put well-being at the heart of policy-making
LLLP analysed the new PISA 2018 and participated in the launching event, which confirmed our biggest concern: pupils’ wellbeing is a major challenge. Read our reaction

 ET2020 framework comes to an end: have your say with the LLLP survey! 
The survey will gather views of stakeholders on the ET2020 framework, feeding into a short study that LLLP will publish as own initiative with a “shadow report” for the ET2020 Monitor. 

 “Lifelong Learning for sustainable societies” - Save the date - 27-28 May 2020, Zagreb!
The LLLPlatform will hold its Annual Conference 2020 in Zagreb, Croatia, to address the place of education in sustainable societies. Save the date for 27-28 May and stay tuned on our website.

 COMANITY, a new programme for youth workers and social inclusion
LLLP co-developed an inclusive programme using participatory-action research to better involve young people in their communities. Learn more and express your interest here

 “Check It Out” database launched: 80+ initiatives, 20+ countries, 0 disinformation
Open Your Eyes project just launched a database of initiatives against disinformation from the EU and beyond. Check it out here and tell us more about your own initiative to get on board!

 New study: EU State-of-play of validation in the volunteering sector
LLLP wrote the report, which results from extensive research (more than 1000 survey respondents, over 90 individuals interviewed). Find executive summary and full report here.

 What can we do to foster inclusion in EU schools? Event report
Bringing policy-makers and key stakeholders, LLLP organised the first event of the project on “Inclusive school” during the LLLWeek. Check the report here.  

 Educational robotics for teachers and students: bring on STEM skills!
CODESKILLS4ROBOTICS project just finalized its training course for 9-12 year-olds: check out the materials and the 4 creative scenarios! For a wrap-up of our latest activities, head over here.

 LLLP is associate partners in the Support Alliance for African Mobility!
The SAAM (“together” in Afrikaans) consortium is composed of 32 VET organisations from 8 different countries and aims to support the mobility of VET teachers and students. Read more

 OBESSU - Here is why policy-makers should be cautious with PISA results
While addressing the inconsistencies of PISA, OBESSU demands that its results support more funding for further research on low-performing schools and areas. Read more.

 The state-of-play of entrepreneurship education and internship in higher education
The European University Continuing Education Network (Eucen) published a comparative study as the result of a research carried out in 5 EU countries (DE, GR, HU, IT, SK). 

 Learning for Well-Being Foundation - ACT2gether! 
If children and adults act as competent partners in addressing today’s challenges, we can create a fairer and more sustainable world, and where we can achieve our own unique potential

 Global students' demands on refugees and migrants' education
Group students from all over the world gathered in Geneva to proclaim that access to education is a human right and should be granted to all. Read the demands.

 ISCA - Policy recommendations for efficient Grassroot Sport Diplomacy
ISCA and partners from the Grassroots Sport Diplomacy project have published policy recommendations as a driver for action, further debate and development in this brand new field. 

 ESU - the Social Dimension of Higher Education has never been so important
The European Students’ Union published a Policy Paper on the social dimension of higher education, its holistic role and flexible learning pathways. Read more

 ALL DIGITAL and EAEA address the digital competences of adults
Low-digitally skilled adults need basic digital and transversal competences for employment, personal development, social inclusion and active citizenship. Read more

 eucen - Migrant Entrepreneurship Webinar Series
The Network for Migrant Entrepreneurs invites you to a series of webinars to guide practitioners to better design, adapt, deliver and evaluate their programs to support migrant entrepreneurs: 

 EUA: Brexit – what now for universities?​
On 31 January 2020, the UK will leave the European Union. How will this affect the strong links in research, education and innovation between the UK and the rest of Europe? Read more

 Elm Magazine - Adult Education and Urban Learning
What do human beings hope from their urban environments? The latest reportage from the Elm Magazine seeks to address co-living and learning spaces in our cities. Read it here.

 The cultural dimension of SDGs is essential to achieving the goals
The report “Culture in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda” sends key messages on the role of culture – current and potential – in the implementation of the SDGs. Read more

 ETUCE - Early childhood education and care is now really on the political agenda
What’s the EU’s shifting perspective on early childhood education and care? What is the Commission’s working group doing? This and more in ETUCE’s article.

 Evens Education Prize 2020 - Call for applications
For the 2020 edition of the prize, Evens Foundation is looking for new ideas to foster the motivation and abilities to think critically about social questions. More information here.

 Commission’s Communication “Building a strong social Europe for just transitions”
In its new communication, the European Commission dedicates a chapter to Empowering people through quality education, training and skills. Read more here.

 New European green Deal - The role of education and training
The new proposal includes a new European competence framework to help develop and assess knowledge, skills and attitudes on climate change & sustainable development.

 Erasmus+ Programme - Report 2018
The European Commission published its report for ht eErasmus+ Programme 2017/2018. Increase in the budget goes with a steady increase in the figures. Learn more here

 The Future of Europe...without civil society?
The ideas on the Conference on the Future of Europe by both Commission and Parliament exclude civil society organisations from political discussions. Is this really the way forward?

 European Semester Autumn Package - Road to a sustainable Europe
The European Commission released the European Semester Autumn Package which shows the renewed process will focus more on sustainability. 

 The European Parliament after Brexit - A survival guide
After Brexit, 73 EP seats will become vacant. 27 will be re-distributed among 14 Member States. The remaining 46 seats would remain available in the future. Read more here

 European Youth Event 2020 - Registrations are open!
Registration for the European Youth Event 2020 is open until 29 February 2020. Register your group here! Looking for group members? Check out the EYE Friends Facebook group

 European Apprentices Network (EAN): have a say on the quality of apprenticeships!
The EAN was established to represent apprentices at European level. This EAN survey gives apprentices the opportunity to have a say on the quality of their apprenticeship programmes. 

 Parlameter 2019 - Heeding the call beyond the vote
Citizens are satisfied with the way democracy works in the EU. It is what emerges from the latest Eurobarometer survey “Parlameter 2019”, the last of the year. Read more

 Finland to invest in the future skills of Europeans - Training 1%
During 2020–2021, Finland will provide European citizens with free access to a successful online course, the Elements of AI. Read the announcement and learn how to participate. 

 Strategic report 2019 on the implementation of ESIF: Success for the low skilled!
Funds have been spent to upskill EU citizens with great success say the study and evaluation of the programme. ESIF is the European Structural and Investment Fund. Read here.

 New issue of the International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning
The December issue of the explores adult learning policies, practices and benefits in Africa (Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia), India and South Korea, and globally.

 A unique global identifier for all higher education institutions
The International Association of Universities has enabled the higher education community to use a unique identifier for each accredited institution: the IAU Global WHED ID.

 Open public consultation on Digital skills
 Open public consultation on Reinforcing Social Europe

 2020 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals & Programme Guide

 2020 European Solidarity Corps call for project proposals


Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe
Ficemea - Education in International Policy
ILO - World employment and social outcomes - Trends 2020
UNESCO UIL - Addressing Global Citizenship education in Adult Learning

 European Learning and Teaching Forum, Utrecht, NL, 11-13 February. Info here.

 Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, ES, 2-4 March. Info here.

 Diversity, equity and inclusion in EU Higher Education, Brussels, BE, 3 March. Info.

 European Civil Society Days 2020, Brussels, BE, 22-23 April 2020. More info here

 Internationalisation in Higher Education for Society, Prague, CZ, 22-24 April. Info.

 ATEE Spring Conference, Florence, IT, 27-29 April. Info here. 

 International Conference on Teacher Education, Bragança PT, 8-9 May. Info here.

 ICC Conference “Innovation in Language teaching”, Belgrade RS, 8-10 May. Info here.

 Professional higher education and sustainable development, Plovdiv, BG, 20-21 May. Info.

 ATEE Spring Conference, Florence, IT, 20-22 May. Info here.

 LLLP AC, “Lifelong Learning for sustainable societies”, Zagreb, HR, 27-28 May. Info.

 European Youth Event 2020, Strasbourg, FR, 29-30 May. More info here.

 EAEA Annual Conference, Bratislava, SK, 7-8 June 2020. More info here.

 European Development Days, Brussels, BE, 9-10 June. More info here. 

 EDEN 2020 Annual Conference, Timișoara, RO, 21-24 June. Info and registrations here

 EDULEARN 2020, Palma de Maiorca, ES, 7-8 July. More info here

 L4WBF, Partnership between generations for a fairer world, Woudschoten, NL, 20-24 July. Info.

 LLLWeek, “Lifelong Learning for sustainable societies”, Brussels, BE, 1-4 December. Info.


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