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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Basic skills


From the 31st May through the 2nd June 2017, Luxembourg hosted the General Assembly and Annual Conference of the European Basic Skills Network (EBSN More than 100 experts from 20 European countries participated at this event.

Definition of Basic Skills

On May 30, the Latvian national Library in Riga welcomed more than 3590 participants to the MoEd and LNL joint conference on adult education "Challenges for High Quality in Adult Education". The conference was a success with regard to the speakers and rich content of the presentations - all leading to the issues of quality in adult education. The plenary speakers, the section speakers all dealt with various adult education issues not only encompassing burning issues in Latvia but also in the neighbouring countries, Rumania. Italy, Finland.

The EPALE Ireland team attended Dr Ibrar Bhatt's recent seminar, Researching Digital Literacies From The Ground Up. The seminar was hosted by the National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University.

Dr Bhatt shared his view of digital literacies as social practice. He reminded us that 'equal access to technology does not result in equal experience' for learners.

We exhibit the activities in our establishment done by our trainees throughout the year. We make our adults to join these social activities via exhibiting those in different areas and different places. Our trainees feel better psychologically and socially during those exhibitions. They are also be able to find chance to sell things they created with handicraft. This helps to raise their socialization and our being known better.