Students learning computer skills

Attracting adult learners with culture and technology

Adult education

A crucial component of quality in adult education is a learner-centred approach, adapted to the needs and expectations of the specific learners. With support from the Erasmus+ programme, many adult education providers have been able to develop and test such approaches. Examples from 2 projects follow.

SELFIE, the digital self-assessment tool for schools

Are schools making the most of digital technologies?

School education

The European Commission has launched the trial version of a new tool to support schools in using digital technologies. 600 schools from 14 countries have the opportunity to try the new 'SELFIE' tool in this pilot phase, before it is finalised and made available to interested schools in Europe early 2018. 

different flags above people

Inspiring examples of language learning for adults

Adult education

Teaching languages to adults is an exciting task but not an easy one: specific methodologies and material are needed. The Erasmus+ programme helps teachers explore innovative ways to get the job done.

friends playing football

Sport project helps reduce early school leaving

School education

Sport has many virtues and can be used, among many other things, as a powerful leverage to motivate young people at risk of dropping out of school. The Erasmus+ project SMILE is a great case study of what can be achieved.

Plugs for headphones with flags

The European Language Label: supporting language learning for a lifetime

Language policy, Language teaching and learning, Linguistic diversity in Europe

The European Language Label initiative, launched by the European Commission in 2002, rewards excellence and innovation in language learning. Erasmus+ supports the Label and wants to spread the word about inspiring winners.

Faces in blue, green, yellow, and red

Celebrate the European Day of Languages on 26 September!

Language policy, Language teaching and learning, Linguistic diversity in Europe

The European Day of Languages, held yearly on 26 September, celebrates Europe’s linguistic diversity. Many Erasmus+ initiatives take part to honour the wide variety of languages spoken. Find out which public events are going on in your country this year!

Graphic from the new report on schools

Which policies can best support schools as learning organisations?

School education

The ET2020 Working Group on Schools has just published the third in a series of reports on the governance of school education. In this new report the Group identifies examples of policies and initiatives from across Europe that are aimed at raising quality and equity in school education by supporting teachers and school leaders in their daily practice and professional development.

An apprentice works on the cockpit of an aircraft

Being a European apprentice has never been easier

Alliance for apprenticeships, Vocational Education and Training

For the past 4 years, the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) has promoted the value of this form of learning. EAfA is now entering a new development phase with the European Network of Apprentices. The Erasmus+ programme is also making great progress to facilitate mobility of apprentices across Europe.