Lifelong Learning Platform : How you can get involved

Through your membership with Volonteurope you are also a member of the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP), an umbrella organisation that gathers together 42 European organisations active in the field of education, training and youth.

Following their successful Lifelong Learning Week earlier this month there are a number of updates and calls for action that you can get involved with……

  • A Survey to assess the usefulness and user-friendliness of validation tools in the voluntary sector – The ImproVal project is gathering the experiences of volunteers and volunteer organisations using validation tools (such as Youth Pass). Please, share the survey among your network (available in Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German and Slovak) and if you have had your competences validated or your organisation deals with volunteers and uses a validation tool feel free to fill it in yourself.


  • THE Lifelong Learning Glossary: Survey – The Lifelong Learning Platform is working on the elaboration of an LLL Glossary and is collecting inputs from stakeholders to understand their needs regarding terminology. Through this survey, LLLP aims to have a better overview of which terms might be problematic for end-users due to several factors such as national context, different understandings of the word, etc. Find the survey here and provide your answers by this Friday (20 December).


  • Survey to build a Validation network at EU level – LLLP and a few partners at EU level are launching a survey to gather practitioners’ and stakeholders’ opinion on building a EU-wide network for the Validation of non-formal and informal learning. The network aims to be a “Community of Practice” (CoP). Please, answer here and/or share among your members by this Friday (20 December). Results will be presented at the EQF Peer Learning Activity to national policy-makers.

Oonagh is on the LLLP’s steering committee on behalf of Volonteurope and is keen to keep promoting our activities as part of the life-long community. She is particularly keen to make more of volunteering and the skills and competences volunteers gain from their experiences as part of a life-long learning experience. Read more in Oonagh’s President’s update or contact her at