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Dear EPALE colleagues,
Our thematic focus for December was on the role of volunteering in adult learning. During this time, EPALE’s national teams and the community published a number of inspiring case studies, articles, reports and other resources.
David Mallows reflected on the role of volunteers in migrant language education and reviewed the VIME project as a good practice example.
Simon Broek shared his thoughts on the importance of volunteers in adult learning but also urged the community not to forget a very important element about their role.
Andrew McCoshan shared some useful insights from volunteering practices in the UK.
Aleksandra Kozyra from the EAEA drew some comparisons between volunteering practices in adult learning in Finland, Belgium and Greece.
News from around Europe
December was a busy month in the adult learning sector across Europe:
- The UK Department for Education launched a new initiative to help people from disadvantaged areas access higher-level apprenticeships (EN).
- Meanwhile in Finland, the Adult Education Guild Association held its annual Adult Educator of the Year award ceremony (FI).
- Slovakia celebrated Lifelong Learning Week with more than 80 events across the whole country.