June 2020
Erasmus+ Coalition joint statement on the proposal for the next EU budget

The Erasmus+ Coalition, an informal alliance of civil society organisations working on the programme, released a statement commenting on the European Commission’s revised proposal for the next EU budget (2021-2027). The alliance expresses its concerns, as this proposal brings both hope and disappointment. Read the joint statement

 LLLP announces its 2020 General Assembly on 25 September
The General Assembly will vote on important matters, elect five Steering Committee members and accept new members' applications: all in a digital format. Read more and apply

 LLLAwards 2020 - Submit your project and present it in Brussels! 
Do you know what does not stop for the COVID-19? The LLLAwards! Do you have a best practice in sustainable learning? See the criteria and apply to present it in front of EU decision-makers!

 Lifelong Learning Glossary - Let's redesign education together!
Ever felt like terminology hampers your work in education and training? Help LLLP and other experts build a “lifelong learning glossary”. Contribute to a better understanding of education. 

 Online training course for Quality Managers in VET: test it with us!
The IN-QUAL project is looking for 30 Quality Managers from BE, GR, IT, NL and PT willing to rethink their VET institution's Quality Management system. Learn more and spread the word!

 Digital Citizenship skills all in one place: DIMELI4AC Learning Pack is out! 
The DIMELI4AC project is proud to present 6 modules of teaching and learning material on Digital Citizenship! Discover them here and stay tuned for the interactive game for students!

 Workers in Civil Society Organisations: Unsung Heroes?
Our members DARE launched a survey to get a better understanding of the labour situation among civil society workers in Europe, which has become increasingly difficult in the pandemic. 

 YEU - Online Living Library with 5 young Europeans
YEU started a series of online activities to promote GamifyEU and the European Union. The first one kicked off this month with an interactive and didactic webinar, where LLLP participated.

 Europe must not forget independent education and educational pluralism
Europe is facing a major crisis that is affecting European society at multiple levels overall. Education is not an exception. Read the statement by ECNAIS, ECSWE and EPA.

 ESU publishes a review of human rights violations during COVID-19
The European Students’ Union has compiled a review of the violations of human rights undertaken by governments in the world during the pandemic. Read more

 EMDR - Useful tools and information for clinicians during the Covid-19 pandemic
'Resources in the Era of Covid-19' is a compendium of protocols, resources and procedures published to support and enrich the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 YEU - Quality Label for Youth Work and Non-Formal Education
Youth for Exchange and Understanding published a comprehensive document to guide young youth workers, volunteers and activists in the sector.

 OBESSU demands constructive measures to counter violence in Hungarian schools
Students are demanding the participation of all members of the education community and the creation of student-centred measures. Read their reaction.

 Civil Society Europe - Europe’s recovery after the pandemic and the role of civil society
52 civil society organisations signed an open letter to the Presidents of the European Institutions demanding the meaningful inclusion of civil society in recovery plans.

 How are educational institutions being affected by the pandemic? A new website
European Schoolnet has launched a new interactive website to track changes in education systems due to COVID-19. Check out the interactive website.

 Elm Magazine: Adult Education and the Unexpected
In the latest issue, ELM Magazine addresses how an improv mindset helps adult learners, which also applies to tackling the consequences of the pandemic on adult education. 

 EUA Strategic Plan, “Europe’s Universities Shaping the Future”
The need for strong universities has never been greater in addressing societal challenges. The European University Association sets forward its strategic plan

 European Youth Information Quality Label Design Contest 2020
ERYICA is looking for an attractive Label that raises the attention of young people and expresses the reliability of the information provided. Submit your design!

 EAPRIL - Students’ assessments in time of Covid-19
How to assess students during the pandemic? What are the best practices? Share your examples, fill in this survey

 European Association for Education - EU Citizenship courses to take place in Brussels!
AEDE-France opened the registration campaign for our European Citizenship courses, due to take place in Brussels 12-17 April 2021. Read more and apply to enrol.

 Una Europa - Lifelong Learning Certificates by eight research universities
The Una Europa Lifelong Learning Certificates are an interesting reply to increasing demand for continuous education on specific societal challenges. Read more.

 Council adopts conclusions on well-being, upskilling and demographic challenges
The Council adopted three sets of conclusions in the area of employment and social affairs. Some of LLLP’s key concerns are addressed in the conclusions. Read more

 Council adopts conclusions on countering the COVID19 crisis in education and training
The conclusions acknowledge the main challenges in education and training systems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to ensure inclusion and equal opportunities for all.

 European Commission boosts research and innovation with additional €122 million
The Commission has mobilised another €122 million from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, for urgently needed research into the coronavirus. Read more

 EESC joint statement with civil society: more civil society is needed
Governments alone cannot overcome the challenges citizens face: civil society is a key component of democratic systems. LLLP greatly contributed to the statement. Read it here

 European  Parliament pushes Council on the Conference on the Future of Europe
The plenary session issued a statement calling on the Council to come forward with a proposal for citizens’ voices to be heard within the Conference on the Future of Europe.

 Graduate tracking as a way of improving European education?
Two reports of the Commission highlight the benefits of an EU-wide graduate tracking system. While commendable, LLLP urges EU institutions to consider all aspects of post-graduation.

 European Commission - Survey on the impact of COVID-19 on EU citizens
The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission launched a survey to better understand how the Covid-19 outbreak is affecting everyone’s life. Take it here.

 Cedefop - Distance learning has increased drop-out risk for vulnerable learners
An alarming article, Cedefop’s ambassadors call for further support to address the needs of learners at risk and ensure their equal access to quality distance learning.

 New Eurobarometer - Citizens engagement with civil society
A new report from the Eurobarometer shows that citizens tend to engage a lot with civil society organisations, and communication campaigns seem to have an impact. 

 European Parliament Think Tank - Education in isolation in the pandemic
While schools have remained closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, students' education cannot be suspended indefinitely without severe consequences. Read more here.

 Eurydice Focus: Can online education ever be safe?
The students of the future will demand the learning support that is appropriate for their situation or context. Nothing more, nothing less. Read the article

 EU Alliance for Apprenticeships Tandem Award 2020 - Applications now open!
The award, part of the 2020 Awards for VET Excellence, celebrates the excellent cooperation between apprentices and their employers. Read more and apply

 UNESCO UIL - Announcement of IRE news
The International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning (IRE) just published an article "Adult learning and education as a tool to contain pandemics: the COVID-19 experience".

 What does the future of lifelong learning look like?
Within the framework of UNESCO's Futures of Education initiative, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning held a consultation process to answer this question.

 Digital Education Action Plan - Deadline 4 September 2020

 ESN - Web Developer
 ALL DIGITAL - Programme Officer
 EAEA - Trainee
 EASPDE-Learning Officer

 Skills and Education Guarantee Pilot - Call for expressions of interest
 Erasmus accreditation in adult education, VET, and school education - Call for expressions of interest
 European Youth Together Call for expressions of interest

LLLP Activity Report 2019
LLLP Erasmus+ Implementation Survey Results 2018/2019
YFJ - Blueprint for recovery
NESTA - Partnership for Skills
Strengthening the quality of early childhood education and care through inclusion
Blended learning in school education: guidelines for the start of the academic year 2020/21
Fundamental Rights Report 2020
UNESCO - Global Education Monitor
ILO - Population Ageing
Eurostat - Sustainable development in the European Union

 eucen, Digital Wellbeing Educators, 8-9 July. Register via email

 Eurodesk 30th Anniversary Reception, Brussels, BE, 3 September 2020. RSVP here.

 2nd World Conference on Future of Education, Brussels, BE, 11-13 September. Info here

 eucen, final MAGNET Conference, Brussels, BE, 16-17 September. RSVP here.

 ICC Conference “Innovation in Language teaching”, Belgrade RS, 16-18 October. Info here.

 EDEN 11th Research Workshop, Lisbon PT, 21-23 October. More info here.

 IAU Annual Conference, Dublin, IR, 3-6 November. Call for proposals.

 ICERI 2020, Seville, ES, 9-11 November. Info here

 Third International Young Careers Conference, Brussels, BE, 16-17 November. Info here.

 eucen autumn seminar, Barcelona, ES, 18-20 November. Registrations will open soon.

 LLLWeek 2020, “Lifelong Learning for sustainable societies”, Brussels, BE, 1-4 December. Info.

 European Development Days, Brussels, BE, 15-16 June 2021. More info here. 


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