A new European Parliament, a new era for education?
On May 23-26 May, Europe elected their new representatives in one of the many exercises of democracy. See here
the composition of the 2019-2024 Parliament.
EU Parliament’s committees - New opportunities for lifelong learning agenda
how the Parliament forces are reflected in the Committees and what is the composition of the CULT Committee.
LLLP and Chair of the CULT Committee met to finetune priorities
A delegation from the LLLPlatform met with the Chair of the CULT Committee, MEP Sabine Verheyen
. A fruitful meeting, it was the opportunity to update each other’s priority. Read more.
New European Commission - Education is back where it belongs
After hearing out stakeholders, the final title of the new Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
will be "Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth". LLLP is happy to see education back in.
Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) - Where are we with the Erasmus+ budget?
It is still unclear if the Erasmus+ budget will be doubled or tripled, but there is a concern about the cutting to the heading "Cohesion & Values", where the Erasmus+ is listed. Read more.
European Council adopts conclusions on lifelong learning for a green transition
The EU Council recognised the importance of a lifelong learning approach to serving a green transition in Europe. Read the text
as adopted in the last EYCS meeting.
European Council resolution on the future of European Education Area
Ministers adopted a resolution on further developing the European Education Area. The resolution deals with the role of future-oriented education and training systems. Read it here.
EU elections 2019 - Final turnout numbers: youth is taking over
50.66% of electors chose their European representatives (+8.06% from 2014), while the youth segment registers the highest increase since 2014 (+14% for the under 25). Read all the stats.
Council of Europe approves Paris Declaration: digital citizenship education for all
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe approved unanimously the “Paris Declaration
” that suggests guidelines for developing and promoting digital citizenship education.
UNESCO High-Level Policy Forum 2019: Review of SDG 4
UNESCO reviewed SDG 4 to "ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all", but the reports are not encouraging. Learn more.