LLLP has engaged with EU institutions and civil society organisations in the process leading to the Conference on the Future of Europe. Read on to get an insight into our actions on the matter.

 LLLP - The Future of Europe is a Learning Europe!
Agreed upon last month, the Conference on the Future of Europe provides a unique opportunity to shape the future we want. And the future of Europe is a Learning Europe. Read more

  LLLP joint statement - Invest in Education for the Next Generation!
Together with ESU, OBESSU, YFJ and EDF we call on Member States to use the recovery funds to invest in education and involve civil society organisations in the process. Read the statement.

 Specific learning disorders no more! Launch event on 7 May 2021
LEAD! aims at increasing social inclusion in schools and decreasing Early School Leaving (ESL). Interested to know more? Check out the project launch event and take part! 

 Policy recommendations on better measuring the Wider benefits of learning
LLLP and Tampada project partners have listed eight policy recommendations for better monitoring and measuring the lifelong and life-wide progress of adults in learning.

 Conference report on LLLP EU Conference on Wider benefits of learning - 25 March 2021
A short report and the outcomes of the final Tampada conference hosted online by LLLP (recording, presentations) have been published on our website

 New Guidelines for a competence-oriented learning (COL) approach in volunteering
Job Bridge project partners have published Guidelines for volunteering organisations, a three-steps methodology on how to set up a COL approach with volunteers. 

The voice of civil society requires upmost attention if we are to shape the future of Europe in an inclusive fashion.
 SOLIDAR Published the Citizenship and Lifelong Learning Monitor
Discover SOLIDAR Foundation’s annual Citizenship and Lifelong Learning Monitor where developments on citizenship education and lifelong learning are explored at national and EU level.

 ALL DIGITAL - Launch of the Manifesto for enhancing digital competences
The new ALL DIGITAL Manifesto sets out key principles and recommendations for the future of education in a digital world. Register for the launch event on May 6th. 

 EDEN - Co-designing the next normal of European institutions of higher education
Covid-19 has reshaped the way higher education is delivered across Europe. Gain an insight into what students hope, fear and wish for here.

 EAEA - ‘If we don’t learn, we will have no democracy’
The European Association for the Education of Adults makes the case for a future where learning is positioned front and centre in our society and where learners are leaders. Read more here

 Volonteurope, EPA and SOLIDAR workshop on lifelong learning and skills - 4 May
Our members join forces and paint the future they envision, together. Lifelong learning and skills providing a fundamental component. More info and registration for the workshop here.

 EDEN 2021 Annual Conference - "Lessons from a pandemic for the future of education"
On 21-24 June, EDEN will take a look at the future of education by assessing the needs and challenges for digital education in the context of the pandemic. Learn more here

 Réseau international Cités des métiers - Spring School - 2-4 June
Our members at RCDM are organising a 3-day event to discover the potential of their network. Interested in lifelong learning career guidance? Read more and register.

 OBESSU reaction to the impact of covid-19 on secondary and vocational education
The current crisis shows that education institutions are not prepared for distance learning. Most EU countries lack clear guidelines from the Ministries of Education. Read more here

 DARE - New app on digitalisation for civic education and non-formal learning
The Competendo Digital Toolbox got a redesign, new articles about digitalisation as a topic for civic education and non-formal learning – and an App. Check it out here.

 EAPRIL has opened the call for new members!
The European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning supports all research by bridging the worlds of practice, research and policy. Interested in the network? Join now. 

 CEV - Survey on the needs of volunteers for the validation of competences
The Center for European Volunteering (CEV) is conducting a short survey to assess the needs in terms of support/resources for the validation of competences in volunteering.

 EI - Teachers, have your say about educating for sustainable development!
Education International and UNESCO launched a survey on teachers' readiness to teach education for sustainable development and global citizenship. Join the movement

 Asia and Europe Celebrate ASEM's 25th Anniversary
2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the Asia-Europe Meeting, which brought increasing collaboration in education. Check out how ASEM Day was celebrated across the two continents.

 Civil Society Europe - The Conference on the Future of Europe must include CSOs
Civil Society Europe calls on the co-chairs of the EU institutions to include the Civil Society Convention in the composition of the Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

 ETUCE Conference presents new research on privatisation in EU education systems
The research draws attention to the negative impacts that an increase in privatisation has unleashed on our education systems. Read more here

 garagErasmus - Become an ambassador for the future of the EU
Become an Ambassador 4EUFuture and get the chance to shape the future of Europe: send your application no later than 24 May.

The EU is launching the Conference on the Future of Europe on the 9th of May. What other policy initiatives are gathering steam?

 Conference on the Future of Europe to kick-start on 9 May
After the agreement on the structure and format, the long-awaited Conference on the Future of Europe will start with a launch event on May 9th in Strasbourg. Read more

 EU institutions launch the platform for the Conference on the Future of Europe
This multilingual online platform will serve as the main tool for citizens to engage with and shape the future of Europe. Read more and join the movement

 MEPs launch the European Education Alliance!
This cross-party initiative, initiated by MEPs, gathers stakeholders within and outside of the EU Parliament to raise the profile of investment in education for the future of Europe. Find out more.

 EU Commission - Micro credentials for lifelong learning and employability
European Commission has launched a public consultation on the initiative “Micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability”. The consultation is open until 13 July. 

 EU Commission & Cedefop - Guidelines for validating non-formal & informal learning
The Commission and Cedefop are currently updating the European guidelines for validating non-formal and informal learning. A survey has been created to allow stakeholders to provide inputs.

 EU Commission launches an Online Community of European VET practitioners
Online platform launched to strengthen the Vocational Education and Training community across the EU to help practitioners better anticipate and prepare for future challenges. Read more here

 EU Commission - Compendium on inclusive and citizenship education
Inspiring practices uncovered by the ET 2020 Working Group on Common Values and Inclusive Education over the period 2016-2020 are brought together in a Citizenship Compendium

 Erasmus+ goes green - supporting the European Green Deal is a key priority
The latest incarnation of Erasmus+ reflects the importance of education and skills in facilitating and enabling the green transition. Take a closer look here.

 European Economic and Social Committee launches the 2021 EESC Civil Society Prize
The 2021 prize will reward innovative initiatives by civil society and/or individuals which promote a just transition towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy. More info here. 

 UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning publishes its Annual Report 2020
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning works towards lifelong learning opportunities for all through policy support, research, monitoring, capacity-building, and advocacy. Check their report.

 UNESCO - Supporting young people in their learning and professional journey
The pandemic has exacerbated the increasing need for digital skills in all aspects of today's life. In response, Pix and UNESCO are coming together to promote digital literacy. Read more here

 Council of Europe - Higher education's response to the Covid-19 pandemic
This article makes the case for a renewed democratic mission of higher education, that must be reflected at all levels of engagement, from global to local. Check it out

 International Review of Education - Journal of Lifelong Learning (IRE) two special issues
IRE is currently preparing the second of two double special issues on Education in the age of COVID-19. Many of the articles are already online.

 Progress update of the International Commission on the Futures of Education
The COVID pandemic brutally revealed what we all already knew: we need a different education and a different school. Check out the imaginaries here. If interested - feedback can be given here.

 OECD: Green at fifteen – what schools can do to support the climate
Mobilising students' knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to take action; schools can help them build a stronger sense of agency in their bid to make a difference. Check it out.



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