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Volume 53, No. 4, November 2018
Reconceptualising system transitions in education for marginalised and vulnerable groups
Guest Editors: Paul Downes, Erna Nairz‐Wirth, Jim Anderson

Volume 53, No. 3, September 2018
Learner agency at the confluence between rights-based approaches and well-being
Guest Editor: Jean Gordon

Volume 53, No. 2 June 2018
Special Issue: Are Student Assessments Fit For Their Purposes?
Guest Editor: Janet Looney

Volume 53, No. 1. March 2018
Special Issue: Innovative approaches to Continuous Professional Development in Early Childhood Education and Care. A European perspective.
Guest Editors: Brecht Peleman, Bente Jensen and Jan Peeters

Volume 52, No. 4 December 2017
Special Issue: Education for people, prosperity and planet: Can we meet the sustainability challenges?
Guest Editor: Aaron Benavot

Volume 52, No. 3 September 2017
Title: Participatory Design for (Built) Learning Environments
Guest Editors: Karen D. Könings and Susan McKenney

Volume 52, No. 2 June 2017
Title: The Influence of PISA on Education Policies
Guest Editors: Alain Michel and Xavier Pons

Volume 52, No.1 March 2017
Title : Higher education learning outcomes - transforming higher education ?
Guest Editors : Joakim Caspersen and Nicoline Frolich

Volume 51, No.4 December 2016
Title: Governance Dynamics in Complex Decentralised Education Systems
Guest Editors: Edith Hooge

Volume 51, No 3 September 2016
Title : Vocational Schooling and Social Exclusion in the Western Balkans
Guest Editors : Claire Gordon and Will Bartlett

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European Foundation Centre Pre-Conference Sessions: 2010 - 2012


EFC Pre-Conference Session: Belfast, Northern Ireland - 6 June 2012

This year the pre-conference session will be held in Belfast. Please click to download the flyer with the session programme here.

EFC 2011 Pre-Conference Session: Caiscais, Portugal - 26 May 2011

The Learning for Well-being Consortium of Foundations in Europe held a pre-conference session on 26 May at the 2011 European Foundations Centre’s AGA and Conference in Caiscais, Portugal. Over 30 participants from almost 20 foundations and a number of NGOs and networks participated in the meeting.

The Consortium invited the participants to review together the draft Learning for Well-being policy glossary: “Learning for Well-being: A Policy Priority for Children and Youth in Europe - A movement for change”. The policy glossary is designed to contribute to better policy for children and youth across Europe, fit to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The cross-sectoral focus (e.g. health, mental health, social affairs, education, etc.), draws on state-of-the-art and multidisciplinary research on well-being and, crucially, the policy glossary will propose principles for policies and ideas about how to “make it happen”. One aim is to help create that necessary shift in mindsets and practices that can better respond to the diversity of individuals and their learning processes, valuing the fulfilment of individual potential. The pre-conference session was facilitated by Prof. Ilona Kickbusch, main author of the policy glossary and Mr. Daniel Kropf, Executive Director of UEF and Chair of the Learning for Well-being Consortium of Foundations in Europe.

This review by foundations is part of a process of consultation that started in 2010 with an expert meeting held in Marrakesh and continued in spring and summer 2011 with a broad consultation on the first draft. The objective is to ensure that the policy glossary includes the views and insights of individuals and organisations from different disciplines and sectors and of a broad range of partners and stakeholders from many different sectors of society as well as from different countries across Europe. Importantly this includes listening to the youth perspective through a 2-day seminar co-funded by the Youth in Action Programme and organised by the L4WB Youth Movement.

The session was extremely rich in its exploration of the themes and issues addressed in the policy glossary. Based on their own experiences and work, the participants offered fruitful insights about the key issues and concepts, such as well-being, learning, learning environments, education, health and community,. Also, the participants explored how to maximise the impact of the policy glossary for policy makers and institutions. They concluded that it has great potential as a policy tool that can influence policies concerning children and youth in Europe.

Next steps: Following these consultations, a meeting is being organised at the European Parliament on the 6 September 2011 with the Quality of Childhood Working Group to discuss the policy glossary with European parliamentarians and NGOs. A consultation on the second full draft will take place during a 2-day expert meeting on children’s well-being organised by OECD in cooperation with the EU, UNICEF and the Consortium in November 2011 and the policy glossary will be launched at a conference in Brussels early in 2012.

Please click here to read the report on the meeting

Please click below to view the PowerPoint presentations of the pre-conference session:

Presentation of Pr. Ilona Kickbusch - Main author of the policy glossary
Presentation of Mr. Daniel Kropf - Executive Director of UEF and Chair of the Learning for Well-being Consortium of Foundations in Europe
Presentation of Ms. Jean Anne Kennedy - Coordinator of the Learning for Well-being Youth Movement

EFC Foundation Week Brussels: Focus on Children and Youth – 1st June 2010

Celebrating International Children’s Day!
On the 1st June, during the European Foundation Centre 'Foundation Week' (, the Learning for Well-being Consortium of Foundations in Europe joined forces with the EFC Children and Youth Funders Group and Eurochild to organize a full-day event dedicated to children and youth. It consisted of three consecutive sessions focusing on different aspects of children’s rights, participation and learning for well-being. As well as debates, there was a networking lunch where foundations could showcase their work with children and youth.

The Consortium's session was entitled 'How European Foundations contribute to the ‘learning for well-being’ of children and youth in their diverse environments'. Please click here to read the report of the session, attended by about 45 representatives of foundations and their partners, government, NGOs and researchers. Please click below to view the PowerPoint presentations at the session:

Presentation of the Learning for Well-being Consortium of Foundations in Europe
Presentation of the Policy Glossary on Well-being
Presentation from the Evens Foundation
Presentation from the Bertelsmann Stiftung
Presentation from the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace
Presentation from the Universal Education Foundation