Category Archives: EUNET

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.

The European Parliament must do more to improve lobby transparency

100 organisations for lobby transparencyOver 100 civil society organisations warned MEPs in an open letter that the Commission’s proposal risks providing even less transparency to the public than the current one and that if they are serious about transparency in the big EU institutions then they must start with their own house.

A few weeks before Commission, Parliament and Council are expected to start negotiating a revision of the joint EU Transparency Register, the Alliance for Lobby Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU), Civil Society Europe and Transparency International EU have brought together a broad civil society coalition to make key demands that will ensure meaningful reform.

To guarantee reforms that deliver greater lobby transparency, rather than a weakened register, the signatories urge MEPs to champion the following points during the negotiations:

  • a strong commitment by MEPs to only meet registered lobbyists
  • a financial commitment to help the register secretariat ensure data quality
  • maintaining the existing definition of lobbying, which includes direct and indirect lobbying
  • a commitment to a legally-binding lobby register in the longer-term

The letter is supported by more than 100 organisations active in areas such as worker and consumer rights, environment and public health protection, education and development cooperation.

CSO letter on EU lobby transparency

International Conference on the European Solidarity Corps

European Solidarity Corps
Background, implementation approaches, perspectives

Europäische Akademie Berlin; 23.05.2017 from 9 – 22h

European Solidarity CorpsThe European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is a newly established EU-initiative which shall provide opportunities for young Europeans to engage in solidarity activities across Europe, to gain experience, develop skills and increase their chances on the labour market. However, as pointed out by civil society organisations, many questions still remain to be discussed, especially concerning financial and organisational issues as well as regarding the synergies with established EU exchange and volunteer programmes (EVS, Erasmus).

In cooperation with EUNET and European partners, the European Academy Berlin is organising a one-day expert conference for German and European disseminators.

The conference will pursue the following aims:

  • Information and multiperspective discussion on the current development of the ESC, especially regarding its aim to foster solidarity between the EU member states and to contribute to fighting youth unemployment in Europe,
  • Discussion about the positioning of the ESC within the landscape of existing European programs and initiatives and the possible synergies between them,
  • Exchange on best practices and exploitation of possible common measures in civic (youth) education and voluntary work regarding the strengthening of European solidarity.

Programme Conference on European Solidarity Corps
Registration Form Conference on European Solidarity Corps

Due to the kind support of the German Federal Foreign Office and the European Union, participation in the conference is free of charge (including meals and programme costs).
The number of places is limited.

For those participants who need accommodation in Berlin, rooms at the European Academy Berlin are available at a preferential rate of 69 Euro per person/room, including breakfast.

Please register as soon as possible and at the latest by May 9, 2017.

For any further details please contact
Claudia Rehrs
Tel.: +49 30 89 59 51 37
E-Mail: cr@eab-berlin.eu

The future of Europe is a Learning Europe!

Lifelong Learning Platform StatementOn 1 March 2017, the European Commission published its White Paper on the Future of Europe. While it does underline the need for skills and lifelong learning, there is little attention when it comes to the next steps and concrete commitments in this regard.

The Lifelong Learning Platform, European Civil Society for Education, together with its members, is happy that the European Commission is going to look more thoroughly at the social dimension of Europe, but we are also concerned of the fact that it lacks an analysis of what really brings Europeans together and what drives the European identity among its citizens.

Read the answers on what keeps Europe together: LLLP statement on the Future of Europe

EUNET Youth Committee: Training Course 2017 registration is now open!

EUNET Training Course 2017The EUNET Youth Committee is pleased to invite you to its new training course “Digital Creative Methods”, which will take place in Altenkirchen, Germany from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd April 2017.
14 places are available with one representative from each organization. Please, keep in mind the age limit of 35 set by the EUNET Youth Committee. The seminar will be entirely conducted in English (no translation provided).

Registration is now open!

Check out the designated website for further information and registration.