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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Community learning

Three years ago a project started. Four countries' teachers and their adult trainees participated in this. First meeting was held in Finland, the second one in Spain, the third one in Greece and the last and most striking, amazing one was in Turkey. It was beyond a project. It was like a festival, flag-day or feast. It was a merge of people from different countries. It was the construction, establishment of friendships.
Public Education - Training Center in Karesi-Balıkesir, Turkey, not only serve healthy people but also many handicapped, disabled people in order to take them into life. The principal Mustafa Canseven leading a new project for disabled people encouraged his staff and started a band establishment whose musicians are only disabled, handicapped youngsters such as autistic or mongols.
Belfast's second Festival of Learning took place 20-26th March, under the theme of putting people at the heart of learning. EPALE UK was delighted to take part and run an event during the week, demonstrating the site's riches to an audience from the FE and community/voluntary sectors - and facilitating debate around outreach and inclusion in adult learning.

For the first time in Manisa, the chess course for mothers and children has been completed. 22 students and 22 mothers attended the chess course in cooperation with Şehzadeler Public Training Center and İstiklal Primary School. Mothers who learn chess together with their children stated that they would spend better time with their children in their homes.

BRUSSELS - 5 April 2017 - The Lifelong Learning Platform, European Civil Society for Education, together with its members, welcomes the European Commission's promise to look more thoroughly at the social dimension of Europe such as expressed in the White paper on the Future of Europe. However, we are also concerned about the fact that it lacks an analysis of what really brings Europeans together and what drives the European identity among its citizens.

Cork`s Lifelong Learning Festival 2017 will take place from Monday 3rd April to Sunday 9th April. The festival`s theme will be “Investigate, Participate, Celebrate”, and it will feature an exciting line up of over 600 events, all free.

Cork has been running the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival since 2004 in order to promote and celebrate learning of all kinds and across all age groups.

Message development and storytelling were recognised as areas where CSOs need additional assistance. Storytelling is the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, often with improvisation, theatrics, or embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and instilling moral values.