Erasmus+ Implementation Survey 2016

Erasmus+ survey 2016The Lifelong Learning Platform organises a yearly evaluation on the implementation of the Erasmus+ programme.

The survey aims to provide decision-makers with an evaluation coming from the programme’s direct beneficiaries on what works and what could be improved. The survey contains questions on various aspects related for instance to the application procedures, to the relations with the national and European agencies, the financial rules and the reporting processes.

Deadline to submit is September 15th 2016

Take the survey (available in English, German and French)

Read the results from the 2015 survey

A fun educational game: “Europe Matters – A Question of Values”

Europe mattersBring pupils from age 8 to 12 closer to Europe’s shared values: freedom of expression, a fair justice system, gender equality, abolition of the death penalty, free elections, diversity/non-discrimination.
Have fun taking up challenges as a team and holding discussions, while testing your knowledge on democracy and human rights.

The game “Europe Matters – a Question of Values” is available free of charge in a PDF, a paper and a web application version.

The game is available in English, German and French.

The booklet contains a “goose game” for pupils at the end of primary school and the beginning of secondary school (8-12 year olds) and pages with instructions on how to prepare to play this game of discovery, as well as supplementary information. It enables a class to engage in a shared recreational activity, while at the same time reflecting on the key values that enable people to live together in society.

Although the game can also be adapted to small groups of two or more players, it has mainly been designed for school classes, under the guidance of a teacher.

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2016 Civil Society Prize

Civil Society Price 2016The 2016 Civil Society Prize will reward initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals and aimed at improving migrants’ lives and fostering their integration in society.

The aim of the Civil Society Prize, which is awarded annually, is to reward and encourage tangible initiatives and achievements by civil society organisations and/or individuals that have made a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration. Its overall objective is to raise awareness of the contribution that civil society organisations and/or individuals can make to the creation of a European identity and citizenship in a way that underpins the common values that shore up European integration.

Detailed information on the criteria and procedure is available on the EESC website.
The closing date for applications is 9 September 2016

World Education Blog

Global Education Monitoring ReportThis blog is hosted by the team working on the Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report published by UNESCO). The mandate of the report is to monitor progress towards the education targets in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework.

The blog aims to raise fundamental questions about global education, especially on the particular themes of the annual report. The blog intends to be a discussion forum for everyone interested in promoting the right to quality learning. The regularly posted blog entries range from research on former extremists to education provision for all forcibly displaced people.

Lifelong Learning Awards

Lifelong Learning AwardsThe Lifelong Learning Platform has launched the Lifelong Learning Awards to celebrate creative and inclusive practices during its Lifelong Learning Week 2016.

The aim of the Lifelong Learning Award is to give visibility to innovative practices taking place all over Europe in order to attract public attention on lifelong learning as well as to inspire new practices and policies. The Lifelong Learning Platform (LLL-P) will select each year its annual specific priority that can be linked to the European year if the theme is relevant.

In 2016, the Lifelong Learning Platform will focus on the first priority of its Lifelong Learning Manifesto: “Building inclusive and democratic educational systems”. This priority covers different important issues such as citizenship and global education, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, fighting prejudices and discrimination, educational institutions democratic governance and learner participation, learning mobility for all and the use of arts and culture to tackle social challenges and enhance personal development.

The focus shall be placed on the creativity and inclusiveness of the initiatives more than on the specific topic.

Read more and apply online