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The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL) gathers European networks that are working in education or training. In 2013, the platform gathers 36 members: 29 full members and 7 associate members.

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European Students’ Forum (AEGEE)

AEGEE is one of the biggest students’ organisations, that promotes co-operation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe. AEGEE is a non-governmental, politically independent, secular and non-profit organisation, and counts around 13.000 members, active in more than 200 university cities in 40 European countries.


Contact-2103 is an International non-governmental organisation founded in 1998. It was created by organisations active in the field of youth to achieve a common and co-ordinated policy at the European level. It currently gathers 17 organisations.

Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe (DARE)

DARE stands for Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe. The DARE Network currently consists of 51 member organisations from 25 countries in Europe.

European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)

EAEA is a European NGO with 116 member organisations from 43 countries working in the fields of adult learning. It promotes adult learning and the widening of access and participation in formal, non-formal and informal adult education for all, particularly for groups currently under-represented.

European Association of Institutions of Non-Formal Education for Children and Young People (EAICY)

EAICY is the European association that gathers organisations working with children and young people in their leisure time in Europe. EAICY gathers over 25 000 organisations of non-formal education in Europe.

European Association for practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL)

EAPRIL is a non-profit organisation that bridges practice and research and aims to cross the boundaries between education and working life. It gathers about 500 delegates from across Europe with 7 L&D related networks at its annual conference. EAPRIL is structured in two interconnected communities: EAPRIL Education & Learning (formal education) and EAPRIL Learning & Development. (Post-formal/professional/organisational learning).

European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE)

ECSWE consists of 26 national Waldorf Associations representing some 680 schools in Europe. The purpose of the ECSWE is to strengthen and develop Steiner education in the member countries of the network. It mainly stands for the protection of childhood well-being, the enhancement of education and teacher training and building up better educational practices for all children.

European Council of National Association of Independent Schools (ECNAIS)

ECNAIS is an association founded in 1988 which aims at supporting and pursuing the values embedded in a democratic approach to pluralism in the national educational systems, and the respect of the parental choice.

European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN)

EDEN exists to share knowledge and improve understanding amongst professionals in distance and e-learning and to promote policy and practice across the whole of Europe and beyond. It counts with more than 200 institutional members and over 1200 members in Europe.

European Educational Exchanges – Youth for Understanding (EEE-YFU)

Youth for Understanding (EEE-YFU) is the umbrella for national YFU organisations in Europe and currently has 29 member organisations.  EEE-YFU provides exchange programmes for 15 to 18 year old students in more than 50 countries worldwide.

European Federation for Education and Culture (EFEC)

EFEC is a federation gathering non-religious educative associations from 8 European countries. It represents the European branch of the International Teaching, Education and Popular Culture League that gathers 20 organisations worldwide.

European Forum for Freedom in education (effe)

effe is an NGO in the field of education, it gathers people from more than 20 countries, from public and private schools and with various teaching method views. It was designed as a forum in which all current issues concerning education at primary and secondary level can be discussed.

European Federation for Intercultural Learning (EFIL)

EFIL is the umbrella organisation of 27 AFS organisations in Europe. AFS’s activities include the long-term secondary school-based exchanges of students. The main aim is to promote intercultural learning and active citizenship.

European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET)

Founded in 1991, EfVET is a unique European-wide professional association which has been created by and for providers of technical and vocational education and training. It consists of 1 500 member associations and institutions.

European Parents’ Association (EPA)

EPA gathers 50 parents’ associations from 28 countries in Europe and represents more than 150 million parents. EPA works in partnership both to represent and give to parents a powerful voice in the development of education policies and decisions at European level.

European School Heads Association (ESHA)

ESHA aims at providing an exchange platform by which members can identify, share and promote best practice in school leadership across Europe. Members of ESHA are national organisations for school heads and deputy school heads within primary and secondary education.

Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

ESN is one of the biggest non-profit interdisciplinary student associations in Europe, founded in 1989 for supporting and developing student exchange. ESN is present in more than 432 Higher Education Institutions from 35 countries.

European Students Union (ESU)

ESU is an umbrella organisation of 47 National Union of Students. ESU acts in representing, defending and strengthening students’ educational, democratic and political and social rights in Europe.

European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN)

EUCEN is the largest European multidisciplinary Association in University Lifelong Learning. It is an international non-governmental non-profit making organisation which gathers 198 members from 37 countries.

European University College Association (EucA)

EucA, the European University College Association works through Europe to promote the excellence of university halls of residence, to create an international network among university halls of residence, promote cultural exchanges between European students and so to encourage active citizenship among our young people. It represents around 30 thousand students and 194 halls of residence in ten countries.

European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE)

EURASHE is the European Association of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that offer professionally oriented programmes and are engaged in applied and profession-related research within the Bologna cycles. It currently gathers more than 1,400 higher education institutions in 40 countries within and outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

European Association of History Educators (EUROCLIO)

EUROCLIO seeks to enhance the quality of history and citizenship education through capacity building for educators and producing innovative teaching tools. EUROCLIO represents 77 History heritage and citizenship Educators’ Associations and related Institutes from 49 mostly European countries and reaches out to a network of at least 25.000 history, heritage and citizenship educators.

European Vocational Training Association (EVTA)

EVTA is a network of European organisations in the field of human capital development which comprises 23 members from 16 European countries, representing thousands of national training centres and, in certain cases, national employment services.

European Federation for Catholic Adult Education (FEECA)

FEECA represents Catholic adult education on a European level, gathering 5 national members in the EU.

European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC)

Created in 1998, FEDEC is a network of 55 members: 42 higher education institutions and vocational training centres and 13 partner organisations in 26 countries in Europe and beyond.

International Federation of Training Centres for the promotion of new education (FICEMEA)

FICEMEA aims to promote active training methods as widely as possible and to contribute to the evolution of educative and social practices all over the world.

International Association of Educating cities (IAEC)

IAEC gathers 453 local governments in 37 countries with the common goal of working together on projects and activities for improving the quality of life of their inhabitants and according to the approved Educating Cities Charter.

International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA)

ISCA is a global platform open to organisations working within the field of sport for all, recreational sports and physical activity. It counts with more than 130 affiliated organisations and more than 40 million individual members from 65 countries worldwide.

The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU)

OBESSU is a platform for cooperation between the national school student unions active in general secondary and secondary vocational education in more than 20 European countries. Its 24 members are all independent, national, representative and democratic school student organisations.


SOLIDAR is a European network of 59 NGOs based in 25 countries working to advance social justice in Europe and worldwide. SOLIDAR voices the concerns of its member organisations to the EU and international institutions across the policy sectors social affairs, international cooperation and lifelong learning.


Associate Member

European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)

EADTU is the Europe’s leading institutional association for online, flexible and distance higher education. Its membership covers over 200 universities and  around 3 million students across Europe.

European University Foundation – Campus Europae (EUF-CE)

CAMPUS EUROPAE is a network of 20 European Universities aiming at strengthening and accelerating the development of the sphere of European education by establishing examples of concrete cooperation.

Foundation of European Regions for Research in Education and Training (FREREF)

FREREF promotes concrete interregional cooperation in the field of lifelong learning. It has 17 member Regions and 5 member Institutions, and cooperates regularly with some 20 other Regions, as well as with national and European institutions and agencies.

The International Language Association (ICC)

The International Language Association groups professionals from all areas of language education and intercultural communication promoting excellence in the teaching and learning of languages by defining professional standards and disseminating these standards and practice to the widest possible public. It represents 25 members located in 12 countries worldwide.

MENON Network

MENON is a European research and innovation network, working for more than 10 years to foster and smoothen innovation processes in areas such as education and lifelong learning, knowledge society and social inclusion.


Volonteurope is an international network which defends the values of volunteering, active citizenship and social justice in Europe.



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