10th LLLWeek “Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Societies” 1-4 December

The Lifelong Learning Platform is organising the 10th edition of the LLLWeek on 1-4 December! This year it will be dedicated to “Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Societies”! What does it mean for education to be sustainable, and how can we achieve this goal? Debates will focus on the role of civil society organisations working in education to foster sustainable societies! The Lifelong Learning Platform will assess its contribution to environmentally and socially sustainable education systems and to creating more inclusive societies. Come debate together with national, European and international representatives, experts, academics, civil society representatives, and much more…! Check out the programme and register here.

Historiana Named Best Practice in Education and Innovation Pedagogy

Historiana was recognised as the “Best Practice In Education and Innovation Pedagogy” at a ceremony in the House of European History on Tuesday, as part of the Lifelong Learning Week in Brussels, organised by the Lifelong Learning Platform and the European Youth Forum. The overarching theme of the week is “Education in a Digital World”, with seminars on issues such as the potential for using Smartphones in the classroom, and how to make learning inclusive and accessible for all in the digital age.

The award was presented by Indre Vareikyte of the European Economic and Social Committee, who was very enthusiastic about the platform and its ability to make history education more accessible across Europe. EuroClio Programme Director Steven Stegers was in Brussels to collect the award, and used the opportunity to draw attention to EuroClio’s push – with COMMUNIA and the Lifelong Learning Platform itself – for copyright reform in the EU, in response to a directive that – in its current form – has the potential to limit the ability of educators to produce and share learning materials in a trans-national context, thus severely impacting the efficacy  and future development of Historiana.