A New Lifelong Learning Interest Group formed by Civil Society and MEPs
EAEA and EUCIS-LLL have initiated an Interest Group on Lifelong Learning together with six Members of the European Parliament. Hosted by MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (Finland, EPP), the group brings together civil society representatives and MEPs to discuss various key issues connected to lifelong learning in a comprehensive and transversal approach. Indeed, this Interest Group seemed a necessity regarding the changes that were operated within the Commission’s administration, and to make sure “education is not only about employment, but is linked to personal development, social inclusion, active citizenship, and much more.” As “watchdog” of what the Commission is doing, its 2015-2016 focus will be on “Inclusive education for inclusive societies”. The first meeting took place in Brussels on 16th of April 2015.