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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Community learning

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+.

In the light of 20 years of work in Albania, and in the frame of the activities marking it, the OSCE Presence in Albania is organizing a Youth Trail. The Youth Trail brings 40 young people from 6 countries of the region to Tirana to an activity that promotes OSCE values of democracy and co-operation, and the important role young people play in promoting peace and security in the region.


The Call for application for Youth Trail is published. All information about it can be found at the following links:

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.