Luis Costa, EfVET National representative of Portugal has been elected as new President of the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLPlatform) by the General Assembly on 21 June.

As President, Luis Costa will be leading the LLLPlatform Steering Committee work. This body of 9 members is in charge of the daily administrative tasks of the association and of the implementation of the work programme adopted by the General Assembly.

Luis Costa is representing EfVET at the LLLPlatform Steering Committee and he was elected twice as a treasure. EfVET has been an active member of LLLPlatform as one of the founding members in 2005.

EfVET President, Prof Joachim James Calleja, on behalf of EfVET Members and Steering Committee, stated:

“Your election as President of the LLLPlatform is evidence of your high professional capacity, the esteem you enjoy with all colleagues and your leadership skills”

Luis Costa is the Executive Director of ANESPO – National Association of Professional Schools (Portugal), a member of the board of the Setubal Professional School and of the EfVET Steering Committee representing Portugal members. He holds a Master Degree in Sociology with a major in Work and Organizations, completed with a Top Management in Public Administration by the National Institute for Public Administration.

In the field of education and training, he is currently working in the areas of skills anticipation and matching, curriculum innovation, transition from school to active life and early school leaving.

Between 1985 and 2000, he worked for CGTP, as Director of the Training Center and member of the board of the Bento de Jesus Caraça Professional School.

He was a member of the board of the Innovation in Training Institute (INOFOR) and of the Portuguese Institute for Management of ESF (IGFSE) and a key expert for ESF management and implementation in Romania.

About the Lifelong Learning Platform

The Lifelong Learning Platform is an umbrella that gathers 42 European organisations active in the field of education, training and youth, coming from all over Europe and beyond. Currently, these networks represent more than 50 000 educational institutions and associations covering all sectors of formal, non-formal and informal learning. Their members reach out to several millions of beneficiaries.

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