European University Continuing Education Network

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Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

4.5 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European University Continuing Education Network   (EUCEN)

    EU Transparency Register

    27779561950-28 First registered on 03 Jul 2009

    Goals / Remit

    EUCEN’s main aims are to contribute to the economic and cultural life of Europe through the promotion and advancement of lifelong learning within higher education institutions in Europe and elsewhere and to foster universities' influence in the development of lifelong learning knowledge and policies throughout Europe.

    To achieve these objectives, the association strives to: enable the exchange of experience and information between members on current lifelong learning regulations and policies and establish contacts with the relevant European bodies; provide contacts for members with lifelong learning policy makers and practitioners in a range of universities throughout Europe; seek to harmonise levels of quality for University Lifelong Learning (ULLL) among members and to maintain standards for effective monitoring; contribute to the development of an effective university credit transfer system that would be acceptable within the network; and seek to influence European polic (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    Education and Training 2020
    Europe 2020 Strategy
    Open up education
    Digital agenda for Europe (Grand coalition for digital jobs)
    Stronger VET for better lives
    EPALE platform
    EAfA - European Alliance for Apprenticeships
    2030 Agenda for SDGs
    Up-skilling agenda
    University-Business forum
    Pact for Skills
    Upskilling pathways


    Head Office
    Balmes, 132-134
    Barcelona 08008
    EU Office
    Balmes, 132-134
    Barcelona 08008


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    Apart from the 4,5 members of staff working in the activities described under heading 9, eucen's Steering Committee members are very much involved in the development of these activities, always in close collaboration with the representatives of ULLL national networks. Some eucen members also have a mandate to do specific tasks, for example one member is appointed as second contact person in the expert group E03298.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

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  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    - The LLL Platform
    - ESREA (European society for research on the education of adults)
    - Organisations like universities, students associations, adult education, vocational education and training, voluntary sector, trade unions, etc.
    - Other European Higher Education networks or organisations like EUA, ENQA, EURASHE, EDEN, etc
    - National Networks of university lifelong learning (18 different networks)
    - EUCEN has collaborate with the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning recently in the publication of one of their monographs. They have been one of the keynote speakers at the Policy Talks mentioned above
    - GUNi, Chain5, Magna Charta Observatory, UPCEA, AAACE and EURAS with mutual membership between each of them and eucen

    More details are available online

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant Erasmus+ 292,314€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant Horizon 73,552€
    Grant Erasmus+ 456,612€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    The total amount of EU grants in 2022 shown above represent the sum of grant received from 18 projects (2 of them coordinated by our association).

    The EU grants received in 2023 are ongoing and cover several years. As soon as the accounts for 2023 are closed, the information will be clear and updated. Currently (as of September 2023) we have been involved in 14 projects during 2023 (2 of them coordinated by our association) - i.e. 1 Horizon and 13 Erasmus+. And the financial closing of 9 projects that finished in 2022 are still pending.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Working group on Adult learning  -  opening up opportunities for all#E03797# #Member #C#Academia/Research, Civil society, Professionals#Expert group on European Quality assurance in Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET)#E02415# #Member #C#Academia/Research#Platform of European Associations of VET Providers#E03298# #Member #C#Academia/Research, Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    EU-FUNDED PROJECTS (eucen as contractor):

    - COMMIT (Committing to the social dimension in universities) 539519-LLP-1-2013-1-BE-ERASMUS-ESIN - it produced a self-assessment kit, a set of tools and a set of recommendations for policy makers. Final evaluation: 90%
    - HE4u2 (Integrating Cultural Diversity in Higher Education) 562237-EPP-1-2015-1-BE-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD - it produced a set of guidelines, a course for HE staff working with minorities and a policy recommendation paper. Final evaluation: 75%
    - VINCE (Validation for inclusion of new citizens in Europe) 580329-EPP-1-2016-1-BE-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN – Outputs: set of guidelines, generic course, platform for VPL, set of Policy Recommendations. Final evaluation: 65%
    - ApprEnt (Refining HE apprenticeships with enterprises in Europe) 585163-EPP-1-2017-1-BE-EPPKA3-VET-APPREN - Outputs: definition for HE apprenticeships, prototype training course for mentors, prototype model agreement, advocacy pack to promote HE Apprenticeships programmes, set of policy recommendations. Final evaluation: 78%
    - UniLab (From universities to labour market in the 21st century: a step forward in work-based learning) 610245-EPP-1-2019-BE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP. This project will help to incorporate modern competencies and skills in current work-based learning programmes in AZ and BY, and expand international cooperation between universities and industry. Final evaluation: ongoing
    - SMILE (Social Meaning Impact through LLL Universities in Europe) 621433-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN. This Project aims to promote inclusive learning by developing, testing and implementing innovative tools that improve the way HEIs deal with diversity and social inclusion, especially in the areas of ethnicity, women in leadership and low socio-economic status. The Project will develop courses for HE staff, a Diversity Audit Tool and a Policy operational action plan for HEIs. Expected end: 30 November 2023


    - eucen annual Policy Talks: event to discuss key policy topics with stakeholders. Emerging from the discussions eucen has written different position papers.
    - eucen ULLL Open Fora 2020 - this activity explored 4 topics (one each week): Learning Cities, Work-based Learning, Digitalisation and Civil engagement. eJournal from the seminar Vol4 No2
    - eucen Experts Seminar 2021 (an online substitute of our annual f2f conference). EJULL journal Vol5 No1
    - eucen ULLL Open Fora 2021 - EJULL journal Vol 6 No1
    - 52nd eucen conference in Budapest 2022 - ULLL Today and Tomorrow: Transforming HEIs for a Higher Quality and More Inclusive Knowledge Transfer. EJULL journal Vol 6 No2
    - 2022 eucen Autumn Seminar. ULLL as enabler of talent enhancement - Reskilling and upskilling to meet new demands EJULL Vol 7 No1
    - 53rd eucen conference in Utrecht 2023 - University Continuing Education with Impact: The power of connection! EJULL Vol 7 No2 under development - link will be available here
    - 2023 eucen Autumn Seminar. Diversity in modern society - making inclusion a central strategy in our universities. Planned for 16-17 November 2023


    - March 2023 | Responsive ULLL: Making Flexible Learning a reality to sustain current needs in Europe and beyond
    - October 2021 | eucen and Lifelong Learning recent trends
    - July 2021 | eucen and Micro-credentials
    - June 2018 | eucen promoting the Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development

    Other activities

    One of the core activities of EUCEN is to develop policy statements. In September 2001 EUCEN coordinated a response to the Staff Working Paper on lifelong learning which was later developed by the European Commission into a Memorandum on Lifelong Learning. In 2003 the association contributed to the Trends Report on progress in the Bologna Process. In Bergen in 2005, EUCEN organised its conference around the production of recommendations for the Bologna group on LLL. This particular activity has been repeated in 2007 in Ljubljana and recently in 2009 in Leuven with a new set of recommendations which were passed onto the Ministries before their meeting in Leuven in May.

    More recently eucen has contributed to the modernisation of the HE policy agenda in 2016, the position paper on HE-VET collaboration in 2017 and the position paper on micro-credentials on 2021. EUCEN's policy is to invite members to comment and contribute to the position papers that are drafted by the Steering Committee and the Executive Director of the association. This guarantees that different perspectives are taken into account and that EUCEN contributions have a transnational approach.

    Through such actions, EUCEN tries to reach its lobbying and representation at the EU level objectives.

  • Meetings


    2 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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