Advocacy


The mid-term revision of Erasmus+

At the moment the European Union is in the process of revising the Erasmus+ programme, as indicated in the legislative framework which gave birth to this funding programme back in 2013. This is an important moment for organisations like EFIL to voice our needs and concerns regarding the current programme, and to suggest improvements. In fact, small changes can be done at this stage of the programme, and advocacy needs to start for the new… Read the full article


Other developments in Europe and beyond

New Europass framework announced The European framework for the transparency of qualifications, Europass, has the overall objective to support the mobility of people in Europe, including education and employment purposes. Now, 12 years after its creation, a proposal for revision has been put forward, within the ‘New Skills Agenda for Europe’ initiative. EU’s free InterRail scheme? The European Commission said it was ready to consider handing out free InterRail tickets to all young Europeans when they turn… Read the full article


EFIL @ LLLweek – #RecogniseStudyAbroad : great support from MEPs and campaign’s partners!

This year EFIL had the great chance to organise events within the Lifelong Learning Week, thanks to the Lifelong Learning Platform and the European Youth Forum. The debate on the campaign #RecogniseStudyAbroad took place on 13 October at the European Parliament and was organised in cooperation with EEE-YFU, the Organising Bureau of School Students Unions (OBESSU) and the European Parents Association (EPA). Here you can read the agenda. The event was hosted by MEP Mercedes Bresso from… Read the full article


EFIL @ LLL week Debate: Intercultural and Citizenship Education

This year EFIL had the great chance to organise two events within the Lifelong Learning Week, thanks to the Lifelong Learning Platform and the European Youth Forum. The debate on Intercultural and citizenship education took place on 12 October and was organised in cooperation with EEE-YFU and Democracy and Human rights education in Europe (DARE network). Here you can read the agenda. We had the pleasure to have with us Sogol Noorani from the Executive Agency for… Read the full article


V Cycle EU Structured Dialogue with Youth: The EU Youth Conference, Kosice (Slovakia)

Alexandra Ruivo Cordeiro (AFS Portugal), EFIL representative to the EU Structured dialogue with young people and member of the EFIL’s Pool of Representatives, attended the second conference of the V cycle of the EU structured dialogue with young people on 3- 6 October, in Kosice (Slovakia), the 2016 European Capital of Sport. Once again, delegates from all over Europe representing National Working Groups, International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations (INGYO), governments and other relevant stakeholders, were together to… Read the full article


The first six months of EFIL’s member at the Advisory Council on Youth

By Charlotte Klinting, EFIL’s representative to the Advisory Council on Youth and member of the EFIL Pool or Representatives In the spring of 2015 I stood for elections on behalf of EFIL to be given a mandate to the Advisory Council on Youth to the Council of Europe, or “AC”. Not until almost a year later did the task actually commence, first with an induction training and then our first statutory meeting in March 2016…. Read the full article