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Help to build the European Year of Cultural Heritage website

European Year of Cultural Heritage 20182018 will be the European Year of Cultural Heritage and the EU would like you to let them know what kind of content you would like to see on the dedicated website.

The European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018 will see events, activities and celebrations all around Europe. The year aims to get people interested in and engaged with cultural heritage in all its forms.

Cultural heritage is the fabric of our lives and societies. It surrounds us in the buildings of our towns and cities and is expressed through natural landscapes and archaeological sites.
It is not only made up of literature, art and objects but also by the crafts we learn, the stories we tell, the food we eat and the films we watch.
Cultural heritage brings communities together and builds shared understandings of the places we live in. The digital world too, is transforming the way we access heritage.

The European Year of Cultural Heritage aims to:

  • encourage people to explore Europe’s rich and diverse cultural heritage
  • celebrate, understand and protect its unique value
  • reflect on the place that cultural heritage occupies in all our lives

European cultural heritage allows us to understand the past and to look to our future. By highlighting cultural heritage in 2018, we will emphasise:

  • how it builds stronger societies
  • how it creates jobs and prosperity
  • its importance for our relations with the rest of the world
  • what can be done to protect it

Please take the time to answer this quick one question survey

LLLP Erasmus+ Annual Implementation Survey

Erasmus+ survey 2017The 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.

Take the Erasmus+ Survey 2017 now!

This is the 4th annual review of the Erasmus+ programme implementation and is addressed to NGOs and civil society organisations that benefit from or have applied for the Erasmus+ programme. Answering should not take more than 10 minutes of your time, but it will contribute greatly to improve the programme!

Deadline to reply is 30 June 2017.

Results will be presented at launch of the LLLWeek2017, in November 2017.

House of European History opened in Brussels

House of European HistorySince May 6th the “House of European History” has been open to the public in Brussels on the initiative of the European Parliament. This museum is devoted to the past but also to the future and offers a chronological, transnational vision of “European integration”.

From myths and discoveries to the chaos and cohesion of the 20th century, the House of European History will take visitors on a journey along the path of Europe’s history and challenge them to contemplate its future.

The House of European History is located in the beautifully renovated Eastman Building in leafy Parc Léopold. Its exhibits are available in all 24 official European Union languages and entrance is free. Tailored resources are available for schools, families and groups, offering a fascinating experience for all.

Visitors are encouraged to think about the Europe of today, the status and position of the European Union, and the part that everyone can play in shaping Europe’s future.

A visit normally takes around 90 minutes.

House of European History

Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe – 2017 Edition

Key Data on Teaching LanguagesThere are over 60 official languages in Europe. It is a continent of considerable linguistic diversity, and that breadth is only increasing with recent migration flows.
The 2017 Edition of Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe depicts the main education policies regarding teaching and learning of languages in 42 European education systems.

Some of the questions answered in the report:

  • How long do students spend studying foreign languages?
  • What are the ten most commonly offered foreign languages?
  • Do foreign language teachers travel abroad for training?
  • How many immigrant students speak the language of schooling at home?
  • Plus much more

Although the main focus of the report is on foreign languages, some information about the regional/minority and classical languages in the curriculum is provided. The report also discusses the language support measures available for newly arrived migrant students.

More information and report

Open consultation on Erasmus+ and predecessor programmes

30 years Erasmus+This public consultation is designed to support the mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+.
The mid-term evaluation covers the activities undertaken under the Erasmus+ Programme during the period 2014-2016.

The open public consultation is an important part of the assessment of how well the Erasmus+ programme has been working and whether and how it should be amended in the future. It is also important to know your views on how well these predecessor programmes have worked in the past.

Deadline: 31 May 2017. Check here for more info.