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The Platform aims to voice citizen’s concerns about lifelong learning. The idea is that no one should be left out and that bridges are built across sectors to increase access to quality education for all.

The Platform promotes a holistic vision of lifelong learning, “from cradle to grave”. Today the pattern school-work-retirement is no longer the norm, so it is important to make sure we help people in their life transitions. Learning is not limited to formal education: it also integrates non-formal and informal learning.

In order to achieve its goals, the Lifelong Learning Platform advocates towards the European Institutions by sharing its views on various issues related to education and to the participation of civil society in public debates. In our policy section you will find our main policy papers and strategies.

The LLLPlatform grounds its work on the inputs of its members. It has several working groups running and participates in civil society coalitions. It takes part in EU projects that support its political strategy in order to provide evidence and solutions to key educational challenges.

LLLP also runs regular surveys and conducts researchers to develop its capacity to provide evidence-based solutions to policy makers. You will find more information on those activities in the following pages:

EU Projects

The Lifelong Learning Platform can provide a valuable contribution to your projects in several ways (advocacy services, state of the art services, consultancy, dissemination and communication, network expertise, liaison with EU institutions, etc.) as a full partner, associate partner or subcontractor.

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LLLP is partner in the TRANSVAL-EU project (2021-2023)
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LLLP is partner in the ERASMUS CAREERS project (2022-2025)
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LLLP is partner in the Bridge project (2023-2025)
Learning Planet Institute
Launched by the Learning Planet Institute and UNESCO on the 24th of January 2020 on the occasion of the International Day of Education, #LearningPlanet is an open alliance with a cause, dedicated to learning stakeholders and communities. It is a long-term initiative with a mission to gather players from around the world in order to identify, celebrate, enhance and scale up innovative educational solutions towards sustainable futures that ensure the respect, well-being and fulfilment of oneself, the others and the planet. #LearningPlanet defines itself as a middle-ground: it connects institutions with grassroots movements and innovators to scale up their ideas.
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The European Movement International
The European Movement International is a lobbying association that coordinates the efforts of associations and national councils with the goal of promoting European integration, and disseminating information about it. The LLLP cooperates with EMI on the “On our Watch” campaign since 2017.
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The LLLPlatform advocates for the recognition of the specific role played by civil society organisations in public life. The engagement and activism of millions of citizens who freely and voluntarily join together in associations across Europe should be given institutional recognition.

The LLLPlatform also offers opportunities for capacity-building for its members. It is important to be able to understand European policies and their impact at the national level. This is why the Platform produces regular infonotes, organises brainstorming sessions, etc.

The LLLPlatform is both a member of Civil Society Groups and a partner of European Institutions. It also takes part in thematic alliances.

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LLLP and the EU Parliament together for the EU Elections 2024

LLLP joined forces with the Civil Society Outreach Unit of the European Parliament for the upcoming EU Elections! As part of a...

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Civil Society for EU | Unlock the potential of EU democracy

The Lifelong Learning Platform is part of the 200 civil society organisations that have endorsed the manifesto for better civic space and...

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The European Parliament elections in 2019 will take place all over Europe during 23 – 26 May 2019. Do you plan to go and vote? Tell us...

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What does it take for our democracy to be defined as “learning democracy”? We live in a society that takes democracy for granted, that...

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