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The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL) brings together European networks that are working in education or training. In 2016, the platform gathers 39 members. See the full Directory here.

Contact us at info@eucis-lll.eu to get more information on how to become a member.

Full Members

European Students’ Forum (AEGEE Europe)

logo-aegee-europe_transparent-01AEGEE is one of the biggest students’ organisations that promotes cooperation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe. It counts around 13.000 members, active in more than 200 university cities in 40 European countries.

Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe (DARE)

DARE stands for Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe. The DARE Network consists of 48 member organisations from 26 countries in Europe.

European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)

EAEA is a European NGO with 123 member organisations from 42 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 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.

European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE)

ECSWE consists of 26 national Waldorf Associations representing some 700 schools in Europe. They count more than 2000 kindergartens and around 600 institutions for curative education. The purpose of the ECSWE is to strengthen and develop Steiner education in the member countries of the network.

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 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 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 1500 member associations and institutions.

European Parents’ Association (EPA)

EPA gathers the parents associations in Europe which together represent more than 150 million parents. EPA works in partnership both to represent and give parents a powerful voice in the development of education policies and decisions at European level.

European School Heads Association (ESHA)

ESHA is a professional organisation for European school heads within primary and secondary education. Represented by one or more organisations in each European country, it aims to provide an exchange platform where its members can identify, share and promote best practice in school leadership across Europe.

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. It brings together 13 500 members from 460 local sections in 37 countries. They offer services to 160 000 students.

European Students Union (ESU)

ESU is an umbrella organisation of 47 National Union of Students from 39 countries. 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 183 members from 35 countries.

European University College Association (EucA)

EucA works to promote the excellence of university halls of residence, to create an international network among university halls of residence, promote cultural exchanges and so to encourage active citizenship among young people. It represents around 30 000 students and 194 halls of residence in 10 countries.

European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE)

EURASHE is the European Association of Higher Education Institutions that offer professionally oriented programmes and are engaged in applied and profession-related research within the Bologna cycles. It gathers about 1.100 higher education institutions in 40 countries within and outside the European Higher Education Area.

European Association of History Educators (EUROCLIO)

EUROCLIO promotes a responsible and innovative teaching of history based on multi-perspectivity, critical thinking, mutual respect, and the inclusion of controversial issues. It represents a network of 44 member Associations and 15 associated members from 52 countries.

European Vocational Training Association (EVTA)

EVTA is a vocational training network which comprises 27 members from 14 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. FEECA aims to contribute in furthering both European integration and international cooperation, based on faith in freedom and a democratic order. It gathers 9 national umbrella-organsisations of catholic adult education.

European Network for Education and Training (EUNET)

eunetEUNET, the European Network for Education and Training, is a network that brings together NGOs that inform and educate people of all ages about Europe or spread the European idea in any other way. EUNET unites, coordinates and pushes forward the several efforts of its members to encourage European integration and to especially involve Europe´s citizens into and inform them about this process.

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

ficemea logoFICEMEA aims to federate the action of its member organisations in order 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 is a non-profit association, constituted as a permanent collaborative structure uniting local governments committed to the Charter of Educating Cities, which is the road map of the cities that comprise it. IAEC has 478 member cities in 36 countries on all continents.

The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU)

Founded in 1975, OBESSU is a platform for cooperation between national school student unions active in general secondary and secondary vocational education. It brings together 27 national associations in 22 European countries.


SOLIDAR is a European network of 60 NGOs based in 27 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.

Telecentre Europe

TE logo+tagline safezone RGBTelecentre Europe represents publicly funded telecentres/telecentre networks, ICT learning centres, adult education centres and libraries across Europe where children and adults can access the Internet, learn the latest digital skills and keep up do date with technology  and community developments.

Youth for Exchange and Understanding

YEUYEU is an international network present in 25 countries led by and for young people, promoting importance of active citizenship initiatives by using non-formal education (NFE) as a tool in order to provide knowledge, skills and intercultural experience for personal and social development through promotion of peace, understanding and co-operation between the young people of the world, in a spirit of respect for human rights.

Associate Members

European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)

EADTU is the Europe’s leading institutional association for online, flexible and distance higher education. EADTU has a membership of 15 institutions and 14 national associations across 25 nations. Together they cover over 200 universities and around 3 million students across Europe.

European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning (Earlall)

earlall-logo-blu_f_improf_233x63EARLALL aims to reach a high degree of collaboration among its members in the field of the Lifelong Learning policies and establish a close cooperation with the European Union and Public Institutions throughout the world.

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 Intercultural Learning (EFIL)

EFIL is the umbrella organisation of 28 AFS organisations in Europe. AFS’s activities include the long-term secondary school-based exchanges of students in order to promote intercultural learning and active citizenship.

European University Foundation (EUF)

logo_eufEUF 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.

European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC)

Created in 1998, FEDEC is a network of 41 professional circus schools and 14 circus arts organisations located in 24 different countries. FEDEC’s main vocation is to support the development and evolution of pedagogy and creation in the field of circus arts education.

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

FREREF promotes concrete interregional cooperation in the field of lifelong learning. It has 15 member Regions and 3 member Institutions, and cooperates regularly with some 20 other Regions, as well as with national and European institutions and agencies.

International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA)

ISCA is an organisation bringing together sport, culture and youth organisations. With more than 191 affiliated organisations and more than 40 million individual members worldwide from 65 countries that share the idea that everyone should be able to participate in international activities.

The International Language Association (ICC)

ICC 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.

 Universal Education Foundation

UEFThe Universal Education Foundation promotes Learning for Well-being (L4WB), forming a community of individuals and organisations gathered around ​a vision of inclusive and supportive societies where children, young people and adults respect each other as competent partners and help each other realise their unique potential throughout their lives.


Volonteurope is an international network promoting the values and principles of volunteering, active citizenship and social justice at local, regional, national and European level, both in the Member States of the European Union and the Council of Europe.

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