Upcoming: Annual Conference of European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning

On May 14th the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning(EUCIS-LLL ) is having its Annual Conference at Leuven, Belgium.

Under the title “Social Innovation for Active Inclusion: Lifelong Learning Contribution for better Tomorrow”, the event will gather actors coming from the various sectors of education and training all around Europe. It will tackle and propose innovative ways to combat educational disadvantage and fight youth unemployment. The conference will also provide a specific insight on the opportunities of intergenerational learning, in the context of the current European Year 2012 on Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations.

Keynote speakers include Androulla VASSILIOU* (European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth), Ramon FLECHA (University of Barcelona), Ides NICAISE (University of Leuven) and Pierre MAIRESSE (Director “Lifelong learning and 2020 strategy”, DG EAC, European Commission).

Topics of the workshops are:
– Access and participation in education and training: combatting educational disadvantage
– Challenges and opportunities of migration within education and training systems
– The opportunities of intergenerational learning in lifelong learning
– Education and training role and contribution to alleviate youth unemployment

» more information on the conference website