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April162014

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New European adult learning platform goes into production

EPALE, the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe, a new initiative funded by the European Commission is the latest development in the EU’s long-term commitment to promoting high quality adult learning in Europe.

 

The platform will be open to teachers, trainers and volunteers, as well as policy-makers, researchers and academics involved in adult learning.

EPALE will deliver a range of distinctive features, making it the main site for adult learning in Europe. The site will offer interactive networks, enabling users to link with others all around Europe, engage in discussions and exchange good practice. 

A calendar of European and national events will keep users up to date on professional development opportunities. News feeds and feature articles, written by leading experts in adult learning, will ensure the latest adult education policy and debates are accessible to EPALE users.

As a multilingual site, users in any Member State can make full use of the site and its many resources. It will be an open membership site, meaning that users can connect with other adult learning professionals, practitioners and volunteers throughout Europe.

Each participating country will contribute information, events, resources, and other useful information. 

EPALE is set to become a permanent feature of the adult learning landscape.

Future users can already get involved: the can help shape the content of the platform by taking the survey found on the EPALE site.

Background:

  • EPALE is funded by the European Commission, and managed through the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.
  • It is delivered by a Central Support Service which is responsible for organising EPALE events and other activities.
 

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