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The Creation and Implementation of National Policy for Basic Skills Provision: online discussion

by Zsolt Vincze
Language: EN


Creation and Implementation of National Policy for Basic Skills Provision

The European Basic Skills Network (EBSN) Community of Practice on Creation and Implementation of National Policy for Basic Skills Provision is being launched as an EPALE online event on October 5th and 6th

Join us to discuss:

  • The role Basic Skills provision plays in the New European Commission Skills Agenda, particularly in connection with the Skills Guarantee
  • Cohesion and transversal cooperation as success factor for efficient national policies
  • The tension between Employability and Inclusion as objectives for national basic skills policy.

The target group for the discussion consists mainly of stakeholders at policy level, engaged in the creation, implementation and evaluation of national policies on this field. Interested stakeholders at implementation level (informed practitioners) are also warmly welcome! We hope to engage participants from all countries involved in Epale.

To join the discussion please subscribe to the Community of Practice:
Click on 'Subscribe to group' below the EBSN forum - Creation and Implementation of National Policy for Basic Skills Provision. 
The discussion will start 10.00 CET on the 5th of October. If you have any question or need any assistance please e-mail to

The discussion will be moderated by Inez Bailey (NALA, Ireland) and Graciela Sbertoli (VOX, Norway). They introduce the three topics for discussion in the videos below.

Please read also this introductory blog by Inez Bailey.

What is EBSN?

The European Basic Skills Network (EBSN) is a European association gathering policy makers and policy providers engaged in basic skills training for adults.

It aims at promoting excellence in policy design and policy implementation, at European, national and regional level, in a field that has considerable impact on education, employment, social inclusion, the fight against poverty, and sustainable economic growth. Read more about the EBSN

The EBSN Special Interest Groups, SIGs

The EBSN SIGs are thematic interest groups aiming to provide information, create joint knowledge and promote development on a policy level.

Each EBSN SIG has two main objectives:

  • generate discussion and exchange of experience among the SIG members;
  • contribute to the preparation of online courses within their specific theme.

Participation in EBSN SIGs is open only to EBSN members. Read more about the EBSN SIGs

The EBSN Communities of Practice

For each of the EBSN SIGs, which are open only for EBSN members, the network will initiate an open discussion within the EPALE Communities of Practice. The EBSN SIG leaders will ensure the flow of important input from the Communities of Practice to the SIG discussions and vice versa.

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