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Lifelong Learning Platform (former EUCIS-LLL)

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© Lifelong Learning Platform 2015-2020
Organisation name:Lifelong Learning Platform (former EUCIS-LLL)
Type of organisation:Non-profit/youth organisations
Organisation operations:Education and training, Other sector(s)
* Others Sector: Representative organisation
Start date:01/01/2016
Contact person(s):

Audrey Frith, Director



Presentation of the member:
The Lifelong Learning Platform is an umbrella organisation that gathers 39 European civil society networks active in the field of education and training, coming from all EU Member States and beyond. Currently these organisations represent more than 50 000 educational institutions (schools, universities, adult education and youth centres, etc.) and associations (involving students, teachers and trainers, parents, HRD professionals, etc.) covering all sectors of formal, non-formal and informal learning. Their members reach out to several millions of beneficiaries.
Established in 2005, the Platform promotes a vision of lifelong learning based on equity, social cohesion, active citizenship and personal development. The platform works as a space for knowledge exchange between its member networks and uses their expertise to discuss and feed in EU policy-making, making sure that European citizens have their voice heard. In that sense LLL-P contributes to a better understanding and dialogue between the grassroots level and European institutions.
Description of the Pledge:
In its new Manifesto on Building the Future of Learning in Europe, the LLL Platform has as one of the focal points fostering quality partnerships between education and the world of work. It is important to provide learners with models, by asking employers and civil society actors to share their experiences with them. More work-based learning and placements, including apprenticeships, should be made possible during formal education as it supports “learning by doing” and improves the transition to the labour market (e.g. thanks to local hubs between educational and economic actors). Partnerships with non-formal education providers and ~~learners’ involvement in volunteering activities can increase opportunities for learners to develop key competences and should particularly be acknowledged and encouraged by educational institutions.
The Lifelong Learning Platform will promote the EAfA in all its communication channels, including the website, social media and the newsletter, giving high visibility to it and its progress among education stakeholders around Europe. It will encourage exchange of best practices and research results among its members, particularly its members who are working in the field of VET. This will raise awareness on success stories and challenges ahead across Europe. By encouraging cooperation, partnerships and synergies among its members and other stakeholders, coming from different sectors of education and training, it will aim to raise the number of collaborative initiatives, as well as the number and quality of apprenticeships. LLL Platform members will be encouraged to take part in the initiative as well. Through Erasmus+ applications, it will try to aim at supporting increased mobility and it will aim at improving the image of apprentices.
Pledged to enhance the image of apprenticeships
Pledged to contribute to the mobility of apprenticeships
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