European Council presidencies trio prioritises validation of non-formal and informal learning
The presidencies trio composed of the current Italian presidency and upcoming Latvian and Luxembourg presidencies of the Council of the EU presented on 17 June their work programme up to December 2015. As for education, training and youth, the three Member States committed themselves to work on a new European agenda for education in the framework of EU2020 strategy review with a focus on the fight against youth unemployment, announcing the ET2020 joint report of 2015 with an improved Open Method of Coordination. A special emphasis has been put on the use of EU transparency tools and the validation and recognition of learning outcomes acquired through different pathways, in particular via non-formal and informal learning. Non-profit organisations in particular will be acknowledged as non-formal and informal learning suppliers, for instance through volunteering. Read the full programme and EUCIS-LLLlatest position on validation.