03.06.2014 - 03.06.2014

EUCIS-LLL Annual Conference: Turning targets into action - Addressing inequalities in education and training

Time:03.06.2014 - 03.06.2014
Location:Brussels, Belgium

2014 is a turning point for European cooperation in education and training “ET2020”. It is the moment to take stock of more than a decade of community action in the field, but also to make concrete proposals for improving both the priorities and the working methods. This is a very timely debate to take forward the achievements to date, deliver the ET2020 objectives while taking stock of its weaknesses and giving a fresh impetus with new and reinforced priorities since after the European elections, there will be a new Commissioner as well as new Members of Parliament. Hopefully this will include a renewed political will to make lifelong learning a reality in Europe.

EUCIS-LLL in partnership with the Learning for Well Being Consortium, takes this opportunity to organise a seminar on 3rd June 2014 to reflect on what we want to achieve by 2020 and how to do it with a particular focus on inequalities. The results of the discussions will feed into the debate linked to the next cycle of ET2020 (2015-2017), the midterm review (2015-2020) and the broader Europe 2020 Review.


9’00 Registration

9’30 Welcomes

  • David Lopez, President of EUCIS-LLL
  • Daniel Kropf, Founding Chair and Executive Director of the Universal Education Foundation (UEF)

9’45 Gallery Walk on EU tools and frameworks

  • Stan Van Alphen, Policy Officer, EAC.A.4: Statistics, studies and surveys
  • Youri Devuyst, Policy Officer, EAC.A.1: Education and training in Europe 2020 governance
  • Giovanni Servioni, CBE: Capacity-building for Lifelong Learning (CB4LLP)

10’00 Session 1: What do we want to achieve by 2020? Introductory presentation

  • Addressing inequalities by unlocking each and everyone’s unique potential through education and training, Jean Gordon, Learning for Well Being Consortium (L4WB)

10’10 Panel discussion

  • Daniele Di Mitri, Board member of the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions – OBESSU
  • Gina Ebner, Secretary General of European Association for the Education of Adults – EAEA
  • Jean Gordon, Learning for Well Being Consortium – L4WB
  • Alain Michel, Scientific Advisor, European Institute of Education and Social Policy

11’00 Coffee break

11’30 Focus groups

13’00 Lunch

14’00 Session 2: How to achieve results? Synthesis of morning session. Introductory presentation

  • Moving the agenda forward: towards inclusive and integrated approaches, greater civil society engagement and measuring what matters, Joke Van Der Leeuw Roord, General Secretary of EUCIS-LLL
  • The case of the Alliance “Invest in Children”, Jana Hainsworth, EUROCHILD
  • Discussion

15’00 Coffee break

15’30 Focus groups

17’00 Conclusions

Download the agenda in PDF.


Registrations before 26th of May. A participation fee of 50 EUR is asked to cover organisational costs. It comprises coffee breaks and lunch. To register click here.


Foyer Européen – 17 rue Traversière, 1210 Bruxelles.

Metro: Botanique. Googlemap