Call for Applications

Call for Applications – Life Long Learning Award 2016

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The Lifelong Learning Platform is organising the first edition of its Lifelong Learning Awards in 2016, meant to be presented during its LLLWeek2016 on 10-13 October in the European Parliament. A ceremony will take place during the opening reception of the LLL Week celebrating the 3 winners while the 10 best practices.
The LLL Awards aim to celebrate outstanding initiatives in favour of pushing LLL policy forward, building inclusive societies and making lifelong learning a reality for all. The Award will celebrate educational practices from all over Europe that can demonstrate the use of creative and inclusive learning methods with outstanding results and the potential to be replicated and/or of inspiring others.

The Award is not limited to a particular sector, since the Platform believes lifelong learning covers education and training across all ages and in all areas of life be it formal, non-formal or informal and shall enable citizens’ emancipation as a framework for personal development and well-being and citizens’ full participation in society in its civic, social and economic dimensions.

Target groups
o Public authorities and more particularly members of the European Parliament
o LLLPlatform Members and their members
o Learning for Well-Being Community
o NGOs in education and training
o Foundations
o Social partners
o Media

Priority 2016: Building Inclusive and Democratic Educational Systems for an Inclusive Society

In 2016, the Lifelong Learning Platform will focus on the first priority of its Lifelong Learning Manifesto: “Building inclusive and democratic educational systems”.

REQUIREMENTS:

The Award will celebrate educational practices from all over Europe that can demonstrate the use of creative and inclusive learning methods with outstanding results and the potential to be replicated and/or of inspiring others. The Lifelong Learning Platform will hand out awards to three outstanding initiatives.
The Award is not limited to a particular sector. According to the Lifelong Learning Platform, lifelong learning covers:
– education and training
– across all ages
– in all areas of life
– formal, non-formal or informal education
It shall enable citizens’ emancipation as a framework for personal development and well-being and citizens’ full participation in society in its civic, social and economic dimensions.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants shall fill in the Call for Applications – LLLAwards2016 Google Form online.
Applicants shall answer the Application Form in English.
Deadline to submit is 31 August 2016, midnight.
Applicants will receive a confirmation email. This confirmation guarantees their participation in the competition.
Applicants will be contacted by the LLLPlatform Secretariat if the latter requires extra information.

Selection process
Applicants will be selected by the Steering Committee and members of the LLLPlatform in the first week of September.
Winners will receive one month notice to prepare their participation in the Award Ceremony on 11 October 2016 in Brussels.

Nomination process

  • Nominations will be made public on Monday 5 September 2016, by individual email.
  • Applicants will need to accept their nomination by 8.00 am on Wednesday 7 September.
  • After reception of acceptance, the nominations will be publically announced on the LLLPlatform website, its members websites, on social media and in a press release.

The Ceremony

  • The Award will be given during a Ceremony/Reception in the frame of the LLLWeek2016 held in partnership with the European Youth Forum.
    Location has yet to be confirmed.
  • Prizes have yet to be confirmed. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Call for Applications – Life Long Learning Award 2016

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