The Directorate for Lifelong Learning and Early School Leavers within the Ministry for Education and Employment aims to play a key role in disseminating information about the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) amongst adult learning stakeholders in Malta. The Directorate is the National Support Service for EPALE, which is an online platform community for professionals working in the adult education sector. EPALE is funded by the European Commission, in an ongoing effort to improve the quality of adult learning in Europe.
In the Netherlands, 1.3 million people are functionally illiterate: a vulnerable group with a relatively low income. The international literature shows that poverty and functional illiteracy can mutually influence and reinforce each other in various ways. Is there a similar relationship in the Netherlands? This report offers insight into this question.
The Directorate for Lifelong Learning within the Ministry for Education and Employment will be celebrating adult learning in Malta with the EPALE Awards 2016. This will be a bi-annual ceremony that will celebrate adult learning practices that demonstrate the use of creative and inclusive learning methods. These are the first awards aimed at raising the profile of adult education in Malta. Nominations are now being accepted till 18th August.