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Eramsus+ Implementation Survey 2015: results are


The LLLPlatform believes monitoring the implementation of the Erasmus+ programme is of crucial importance to verify that application procedures are as user-friendly as possible and to assess how the programme can be improved for an even better experience from next year on. Following the 2014 success, the Platform reconducted its Erasmus+ Implementation Survey in 2015, gathering close to 300 answers from across Europe (the survey was available in EN, FR, ES and DE). The survey closed mid-September, results have been compiled, and the Platform presented the results on 30 November, as opening event to the LLL Week 2015View and download the results here.

“Building the future of learning”, the LLLPlatform’s new Manifesto

The LLLWeek2015 was the opportunity for the LLLPlatform to launch its new Manifesto on Building the future of learning in Europe. “A humanistic and holistic approach of learning, from cradle to grave, is of continued relevance in today’s world and a viable foundation for the rethinking of education in knowledge intensive societies”. After the launch of its new visual identity and name in the context of its 10th anniversary, the Lifelong Learning Platform is proud to share its political Manifesto. Fed by all its members during a one-year consultation process, it is a call to policy-makers and educational actors from all over Europe to take action to make lifelong learning a reality for all!

Study Launch: When competences become occupational opportunities How informal and non-formal learning can be recognised and used in Europe?

When competences become occupational opportunities. How informal and non-formal learning can be recognised and used in Europe

When-competences-become-occupational-opportunities-lll-pThis brochure looks at the education policy challenges which arise in respect of the validation of non-formal and informal learning in Europe focusing on persons with low levels of formal qualification. It builds upon a study (see Gaylor, Schöpf, & Severing, 2015 for the Summary in German) on the recognition of non-formal and informal learning that was conducted within the scope of a Bertelsmann Stiftung project entitled “Continuing training for all”.  The object of investigation was the current nature of such procedures in eight European countries.

In the continuation of this work, which is based upon the examples of good practice identified in the study, possible courses of action are developed which are directed towards decision makers in the European Union and its member states at a policymaking, economic and societal level.

This European publication is co-edited with the Lifelong Learning Platform. The aim is to structure education systems in such a way so as to render them accessible also to persons with a low level of formal qualifications.  It fosters the idea that we can learn from each other in order to make lifelong learning a reality for all.

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Guidebook to EU Decision-Making in Education and Training

lllplatform_EU guide_coverAll you need to understand the decision-making process in the European Union on the topic of Education and Training is right here! Understanding the complex EU system and its educational organisation is at your reach!

Read and download the latest version of our Guidebook to EU Decision-Making in Education and Training, 2016.

EUCIS-LLL LLL-Mag#2 “We Make Europe”

EUCIS-LLL has published the second edition of its LLL-Mag on “We Make Europe, Active Citizenship and Lifelong Learning”.

This magazine captures some of the sparks of civic engagement and aims to contribute to the debates taking place in the context of the European Year of Citizens 2013. Its purpose is bringing together various perspectives and experiences in order to show the wealth and dynamism but also the limitations and pitfalls of what is active European citizenship nowadays.

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EUCIS-LLL’s “LLL Mag” on Validation of non-formal and informal learning

The first item of the LLL Mag has been released. The Magazine should be published twice a year and tackle hot topics of the moment in the field of lifelong learning. The first edition encompasses many complex processes and the magazine gives an idea of the diversity of learning settings in Europe. After the public hearing EUCIS-LLL organised in December 2011 on validation, the magazine aims at providing key data, examples of countries’ profiles, interviews of experts and learners to give an insight of the recent European developments.

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Last research work on National Stakeholders’ Forums

EUCIS-LLL has conducted in the autumn 2011 a survey and feasibility study on National Stakeholders’ Forums, on the model of the European Stakeholders’ Forum organised every year in partnership with the European Commission. Those Forums would be the tools to implement a genuine cooperation between different kinds of stakeholders and educational sectors, and perhaps consultation mechanisms with decision-makers of all levels on European lifelong learning strategies and policies. Learn more.

Social Inclusion in Education and Training


This publication aims to present the outcomes of the exchanges that took place within our platform in 2010-2011. It includes policy recommendations as well as some very concrete initiatives taking place around Europe that ought to be better known, shared and supported. 39 good practice examples from the different sectors of education and training are thus presented under each priority action in order to illustrate concrete ways forward.

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EUCIS-LLL Conference Report on the “Role, place and value given to volunteering in education and training”, May 2011


EUCIS-LLL Conference on the role, place and value given to volunteering in education and training was held in Krakow on 9 May 2011. Volunteers play an essental role in lifelong learning. Being actve as a volunteer contributes towards developing knowledge, skills and competences that one would not have gained in traditonal systems. Today theses competences are seldom recognised within educaton and training systems…

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EUCIS-LLL Feasibility study on a ” European Institute on Lifelong Learning”, March 2011

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EUCIS-LLL showed a specific need to capitalise on the activities, reflections and contributions it has produced in recent years on the issue of lifelong learning and on its implementation in the EU. To satisfy this need, on behalf of the platform, a study on the feasibility of setting up a European Institute of Lifelong Learning was produced by an independent expert, Antonio Mocci, in cooperation with the EUCIS-LLL working group on the sustainability of lifelong learning.

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General Report from EUCIS-LLL Conference on the social dimension of education and training, 2010


EUCIS-LLL conference on “The social dimension of education and training” took place in Barcelona, on 14 April 2010. It gathered more than 90 civil society representatives from around Europe in order to exchange and put forward some recommendations to policy-makers in the framework of the new “EU2020” Strategy. Check out the general report, it contains interesting recommendations and good practices!

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Developing basic skills as key competences, a guide to good practice, EUCIS-LLL, 2004


Carried out by the six founding members of EUCIS-LLL, this publication is the result of a conference organised with the support of the European Commission and of the European Economic and Social Committee of May 2004. The research examined 60 examples of good practice, identified twenty-five ‘best practice examples’ and analysed their achievements.

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Skills for Life as the Key to Lifelong Learning – Towards achieving the Lisbon


This report gives a summary of the discussions as well as draws attention to some of the key messages from the presentations that took place during the 2004 conference “Skills for life, a key to lifelong learning – towards achieving the Lisbon Strategy” of May 2004.

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Accent sur l’apprentissage tout au long de la vie (focus on lifelong learning), 2001


Brochure published by the future members of EUCIS in the frame of the European Commission’s Memorandum on Lifelong Learning of 2001. Based on the identification of good practices, the partners of this project propose key recommendations to public authorities in order to implement coherent LLL strategies. This brochure is only available in French.

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