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Both the Department for Education and regulatory body for exams and testing, Ofqual, have launched consultations for the new digital skills qualifications. The DfE’s consultation will consider content to be included in the courses and Ofqual’s consultation will focus on effective regulation of the qualifications.

Scotland will provide a new £1 million Digital Start Fund, which aims to help those out of work and on low incomes to access better job opportunities. It also aims to bridge the skills gap and ensure that employers are able to recruit candidates with a strong digital skill set. Scotland will provide a new £1 million Digital Start Fund, which aims to help those out of work and on low incomes to access better job opportunities. It also aims to bridge the skills gap and ensure that employers are able to recruit candidates with a strong digital skill set.

The EBSN EPALE Team is glad to announce its first online course for policy-makers, experts and other professionals who have a stake in basic skills policy and are currently engaged in the implementation of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The four-week long MOOC is addressing the policy level of basic skills provision in the context the Upskilling Pathway.

4th International Meeting of partner organizations, The HR Club of Moravia and Silesia (Czech Republic), Together (Bulgaria) and CooLabora (Portugal) took place on 14 April 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Erasmus+ project „Gender Education Advancing Competencies in Context of Changing Europe“ is financed by the European Union and the implementers discussed further progress of emerging Gender Blended Learning.

E-learning training related to gender equality will be launched during May 2019.

TÜBİTAK research project titled “Development of a learning environment to support parents’ competencies of raising digital citizens” started on 15.09.2015, which was initiated by Assoc.Prof.Dr. Işıl KABAKÇI YURDAKUL, the researcher at Anadolu University Faculty of Education Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology has been concluded on 15.09.2018.

EPALE national support service in Serbia announced the winning blogs on the recently finished Call for blogs on the topic "Digital and online adult learning".

A total of 29 authors participated in this contest, whose aim was to promote best practices, innovative methods of learning, successful individuals, organizations and institutions in the field of adult education in Serbia.

An Cosán Virtual Community College (An Cosán VCC) with the support of EPALE Ireland recently held its third annual "Community Partner Forum" on Wednesday 29th of May in Dublin 8. The event welcomed over 100 representatives from community education, public policy, local development, stage agencies and corporate sectors came together to explore how technology is impacting the future of education, jobs, digital literacy, social enterprise and social inclusion at grassroots level across Ireland.


11 June 2019
by Maria Flanagan

Providing digital education for volunteer work in the field of migration: As migration continues to be one of the central topics in the European Union, it has become clear that many of the support and integration programmes for refugees are only possible thanks to volunteer work. Supporting the volunteer sector in the countries of the European Union is therefore a cardinal task and one upon which the Innovation in Learning Institute at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg has placed particular emphasis, especially in terms of digital adult learning. Read more about this topic here!

24 May 2019
by Mona Schliebs

Migration is and remains a major topic for the European Union. Despite the so-called “refugee crisis” in 2015 appearing as initially overcome and the fact that the presence of migration in the media has significantly reduced, the topic remains more relevant than ever. It presents the entire European Union with the challenge of long-term and successful integration. Continue reading to find out more!

23 May 2019
by Mona Schliebs

We all benefit from the opportunities provided by the Internet, and for many of us, the Internet is an indispensable tool in our training, and most importantly as a means of communication. While the time spent on the Internet can be largely spent on productivity, the use of dependent and uncontrolled Internet, especially in our own community, affects daily life, the business environment and the relationships among people.

Banks, large retailers and healthcare providers are all businesses targeted by cyber criminals. However, universities can be at risk too and some have fallen foul to data breaches. This post explores the impact that criminal activity can have on the institutions, their staff and their students. It also provides advice on protecting university computer systems against cyber crime. 

23 April 2019
If you are interested in knowing more about adults attending MOOCs, you will discover that there is still little research on this specific group, representing a minority of the users. New insights are now available which have emerged from a study I published in a book edited by Springer that includes researches presented at the 7th International Workshop on Learning Technology for Education Challenges, (LTEC 2018), titled: What Learning Professionals Should Know.

This is the first of a two-part blog focusing on the rise of online learning and the benefits and challenges it can present for teachers. This part will help teachers to understand the benefits of online teaching and the various ways it can improve their quality of life and the overall teaching experience.

11 April 2019
Wednesday 4 September 2019 to Monday 9 September 2019, Estonia

Contact Seminar "Enhancing Digital Competences in Education and Training"

Apply now for funding to attend the Erasmus+ Transnational Cooperation Activities' (TCA) event to find partners with similar interests and develop ideas for the new Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships on the issue of ICT and digital skills. The deadline for applications is Monday, 1 July 2019.

Saturday 1 June 2019, Turkey

Institutions providing foundation-based support for adult education in Turkey

Elginkan Foundation, Ahmet Elginkan Vocational and Technical Training Center in Kocaeli, provide free and certificate-supported training programs for adults every month. It provides support to adult participants' career development through training programs shared with Kocaeli University every month. According to its own specifications; All their training is provided as adult education. According to the principles of the protocol with the Ministry of National Education and the Basic Law of National Education (No: 1739)
• Our trainings are given by expert trainers.

Thursday 6 June 2019

Webinar SDG8: Decent work and economic growth

Sustained and inclusive economic growth is necessary for achieving sustainable development. Increasing labour productivity, reducing the unemployment rate, especially for young people, and improving access to financial services and benefits are essential components of sustained and inclusive economic growth.

Friday 14 June 2019 to Friday 12 July 2019, Czech Republic

E-learning - Gender Blended Learning

E-learningový kurz Gender Blended Learningu bude spuštěn 14. června 2019.

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Základní úroveň nabízí prohloubení základních znalostí v otázce genderové rovnosti, především v pracovním prostředí. Doporučeno pro všechny, kteří chtějí rozšířit své znalosti o genderu a rovném zacházení s muži a ženami.

Saturday 1 June 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019, Europe


The e-learning part of Gender Blended Learning in English is available from 1st of June.

You can register on or contact the project administrator

Gender Blended Learning has been developed in the Erasmus+ project GENDER EDUCATION ADVANCING COMPETENCES IN CONTEXT OF CHANGING EUROPE. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

This presentation, from An Cosán VCC's Community Partner Forum, addresses the theme of "The Role of Technology in Shaping the Future of Education and Work" and documents Southend Family Resource Centre and its members' journey since joining An Cosán VCC. 

An Cosán Virtual Community College (An Cosán VCC) with the support of EPALE Ireland held its third annual "Community Partner Forum" on Wednesday 29th of May in NDRC, Dublin 8. This presentation addresses the theme of "Global, National and local: The Role of Technology in Shaping the Future of Education and Work".  

These presentations from An Cosán VCC's Annual Partner Forum, are by Mark Kelly of An Cosán VCC's Skills to Succeed Academy and Kieran Farrell of Accenture Interactive, and introduce An Cosán VCC's S2S Academy, an e-learning tool which aim to develop a digital competency assessment tool and curriculum, and Accenture's Digital Stepping Stones, which hopes to address the digital divide in Ireland.

These presentations are from An Cosán VCC's recent annual "Community Partner Forum" addressing the theme of "Inspiring local leadership to embrace innovation" and include three presentations from organisers of inovative community and social entreprenueship projects from throughout Ireland. 

This is a final report of "DigiWBL" project (Digital Methods in Work Based Learning in Vocational Education). In this Erasmus+ Strategig partnership project Central Ostobothnia Vocational College (Kpedu, FI), Myerscough College (UK) and Joniskis Agricultural College (LT) built a network to exchange experiences and benchmark how digital tools and methods are used in work based learning (WBL) periods of adult students in vocational education.

The purpose of this paper is to explain the definition, dimensions, and effects of the concept of Digital Citizenship, which comes into our lives because of the development of information and communication technologies. Accordingly, this paper focuses on the concept of e-government, online shopping, internet banking, and social networks and discusses the important concerns in the light of in-depth literature review.

Certification of education and training is not a new concept in Denmark or other countries, as several forms of certification and accreditation already exist, but certifying vocational courses offered via e-learning is a new development. In this context, e-learning is treated as an overarching term which encompasses blended learning as well as purely web-based learning (distance learning). The pilot certification scheme covers descriptions of the objectives, content and organisation of e-learning courses, taking into account the participants’ prior learning.

Looking for a flexible, interactive and, above all, a practical training course that will make it easier to plan classes and interact with your students using digital instruments and tools? is a great opportunity for you to become a more competent digital teacher. 

Digitální transformace se dotýká - v určité míře - všech partnerských zemí sítě ETF. Tato publikace má pomoci státům využít možností, které skýtá digitální transformace, a zároveň čelit současným výzvám.
Publikace také shrnuje přístup ETF v oblasti digitálních dovedností a kompetencí. Je využitelná v mnoha zemích.
Text je v angličtině.