Erasmus+ approved by the European Parliament

The EU’s new Erasmust+ programme, which will fund grants for students, teachers, trainers and apprentices to study abroad in the EU, was approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday. Youth leaders, volunteers and young sportsmen and women will also be eligible. A new guarantee mechanism will also enable master’s degree students to get cheaper loans to study abroad.


Championing children's rights in Europe: A European Manifesto

20 November is the Universal Children’s Day,  marking the anniversary of the adoption of the  UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.  This year, major international and European child  rights organisations use the occasion to appeal for  a better understanding of children’s rights at the  European Parliament. By launching a European  Manifesto, we call for a political commitment  to promoting children’s rights in European  Parliament politics in the run-up to  the EP elections 2014. 


19 days of activism for prevention of abuse and violence against children and youth 1-19 November

The Women’s World Summit Foundation launched the “World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse – 19 November” in the year 2000 and in 2012 began extending that initiative into 19 days. The 19 Days of Activism Campaign runs from November 1-19 each year. The goal of the campaign is to increase commitment, activities and education and to mobilize communities around child abuse prevention.
19 Days of Activism is an international campaign that came about because abuse and violence against children and youth continue to be worldwide problems that violate children’s rights and impair their healthy development.  By focusing on the prevention of diverse types of abuse and violence against children and youth, the campaign aims to continue to bring to light the alarming problem, its multifaceted aspects, and the need to generate sufficient interest and government and public support for better prevention measures.
The 19 Days Campaign serves as a reminder to all of us that there is something each of us can do to make a difference in our community to prevent child abuse.  Prevention is key!  It is the most effective way to protect children from abuse and contributes to creating a culture of non-violence.


EPNoSL Parent Questionnaire

The European Policy Network on School Leadership (EPNoSL) asked EPA to distribute and promote the anwering of a questionnaire for parents. The aim of the questionnaire is to study the head teachers attributes in
relation to pupils/students transition (from kindergarten to university) and in relation to parents. Please share the link(s) that make it possible for parents in your country to fill it. Also we ask all EPA-members to encourage all parents in the country to do the questionnaire.


European Online Education and Training Monitor

The annual report Education and Training Monitor presented every autumn by the commission, sets out the progress on the ET 2020 benchmarks and core indicators, including the Europe 2020 headline target on education and training.
It illustrates the evolution of education and training systems across Europe, with a particular focus on the country-specific recommendations adopted in the field of education and training, and contributes to the analytical basis for the next European Semester.

Building together the future of learning - EUCIS-LLL Manifesto for the 2014 EP Elections


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".