EUNET supports the Manifesto develop by the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL).
The 2014 European elections will provide the right momentum to think about the future of learning in Europe. The current economic and social crisis gave a new impetus to deeper cooperation in education and training with a high focus on growth and employment while at the same time austerity measures have weakened our educational systems. EUCIS-LLL believes that a sustainable investment should be made in learning as essential for our social model, in line with their prioritization at EU level.
Poor access to lifelong learning limits people’s ability to access quality jobs and participate fully in society. We need a vision to ensure our education and training systems deliver better for economic development, social and civic participation, personal fulfilment and well-being. EUCIS-LLL calls MEPs to consider three top priorities and a set of 12 policy recommendations for lifelong learning in its Manifesto “Building together the future of Learning”.
The Manifesto will be officially launched and discussed by MEPs during our Lifelong Learning Week 2013 in a roundtable in the European Parliament on 3 December (9h30 – 13h00). See draft programme and register before 25 November here.