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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Basic skills

The National Literacy Agency is organising a Training Course in the Methodology of the Nwar Literacy Programme for educators who are interested in learning more about multisensory literacy strategies that may be utilised with learners who have learning difficulties. This is a 75-hour intensive course; however participants need to invest further hours in research and home assignments.

A recent report from Opinion shows that career guidance in Norway works as intended. The findings indicate that refugees start faster with targeted activities in education and work life. They get an insight into what opportunities they have in Norway and describe the guidance as "useful, motivating, enjoyable, interesting and educational". Refugees believe that the individual talks are valuable.

Are you a good reader? We use reading skills in many contexts, such as at work, in courses and education or when we help children with homework.

Do you want to check your own numeracy skills? 

Skills Norway has developed a numeracy check where you can check your own numeracy skills. Try the numeracy chech here:



Today, International Literacy Day is celebrated across the world under the theme of ‘Literacy in a digital world’. On 8 September, 2017 a global event is organized at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris, with the overall aim to look at what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate increasingly digitally-mediated societies, and to explore effective literacy policies and programmes that can leverage the opportunities that the digital world provides.

There are currently almost 50,000 adults attending literacy courses in Ireland.

These services are mainly provided by the Education and Training Boards' (ETBs) Adult Literacy Services and are very dependent on volunteers giving up 2-3 hours weekly to tutor. It is a great opportunity, and most volunteers claim that they get more out of the experience than they have to put in.

The Advenus project aims to improve and extend the offer of high quality, culturally sensitive open access e-learning resources to adult refugees, and their trainers and teachers in EU countries.

We are able offer five open access courses, translated into five different languages. This is the result of an international research collaboration between INN University of Applied Sciences in Norway (coordinator), LUMSA University in Italy, University of PORTO in Portugal, and Community Development Institute in Macedonia.  Advenus is funded by the EU and Erasmus+.