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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe




Two days long, EPALE information meeting was held in Kars on 7-8 September.

On the first day of the meeting ,professor doc. Mr. Osman Samancı and research asistant Mrs.  Ebru Ocakcı from Erzurum Universty, made a presentation about literacy which is  Epale's tematic focus.

Participants  discussed  about visual literacy, media literacy, informational literacy, emotional literacy, electronical literacy and adult literacy.

On the second day of meeting, a swot analysis was made about "Participations of disadvantageous individuals in lifelong learning activities"

The Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth sets targets to lift at least 20 million people out of poverty and social exclusion and to increase employment of the population aged 20-64 to 75%. Among those who are on the verge of poverty are also ex-offenders / ex-prisoners who face multiple problems: stigma, negative attitude by the society also lost work skills and / or low qualification. The situation is that the employment rate of the low qualified is nearly 80% lower than the employment rate of individuals with university level qualifications.

The high-level education conference “Contemporary Approaches to Learning and Teaching” starts today in Tallinn where nearly 200 European education experts discuss the alignment of education systems with the needs of our evolving society.