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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) invites tender submissions from experienced innovation design, digital learning and EdTech agencies to design, develop and support an online assessment tool for the ERASMUS+ Check-In-Take-Off (CITO) project. The online assessment tool will be used by members of the public to assess their literacy, numeracy and digital skills and will allow them to look at their readiness to learn and learning goals.

The HR Club of Moravian and Silesian Region from the Czech Republic ( in cooperation with Bulgarian partner Together and Portuguesse partner CooLabora developed under the Erasmus+ project the e-learning content concerning gender and equal treatment. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

How can educational paths of adult migrants be fostered? How can teachers and educators in the field of adult education cooperate and develop innovative practices?

Key-Co System is a project funded by KA2 of Erasmus+ program designed to provide a possible answer to these challenging questions, thanks to the joint action of four organizations, three adult schools and two universities coming from five different European countries - Italy, Germany, Spain, UK and Greece - that share a high presence of migrants and refugees attending local educational paths.

An Cosán VCC is currently accepting expressions of interest from learners for Certificate and Higher Certificate programmes for it to hold based on demand, and would be delighted if those working in adult learning would consider discussing this with any potential students they believe might be suitable and benefit from the course. Expressions of interest are being accepted via survey that can be found through the link here.

Are you interested in exploring opportunities for Social Enterprise in your community? 

An Cosán VCC is facilitating a series of seminars (live community conversations) exploring social enterprise entitled "Tein-Eigen the Need-Fire". These will be addressing the theme of "Online Collaboration and Opportunities for Social Enterprise in Communities".  

Participation is free of charge with the first session taking place on Tuesday 25th June 2019 which will be followed by 6 online sessions which will run on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, on the following dates: Tuesday 9th July; 13th August; 10th September; 8th October; 12th November and 10th December 2019.

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.

Despite the annual tourism statistics, which emphasise an increasing number of visitors to European wineries, training courses on wine tourism are rare. Indeed, to this day, only two universities offer training in the œnotourism sector, those being Universidade Lusófona in Portugal and Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.

At least 1 in 8 students are neurodiverse (this includes conditions such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD and Developmental Language Disorders) but not all students arrive at college with a diagnosis or have had previous support for a variety of reasons. This may include moving around the education system (Looked after Young People) and lower recognition of traits in females.

Using online robust tools for screening for neurodiversity and assessing studying skills at induction allows for practical and student-centred support for those who require it in a timely manner.

Interactive apps can also support the student when moving from college into work. The Do-IT Profiler accessible web-based system allows this to happen.

4 July 2019

Most research has shown that there are at least 1 in 3 people in prison who have one or more Learning Difficulty and/or Disabilities. Different conditions have been included under this umbrella such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyslexia, Dyspraxia (also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder) (DCD) or Dyscalculia, Developmental Language Disorders (DLD), and Learning Disabilities. While often considering each condition in isolation, the reality is that they all often overlap and so each person will have a unique pattern of strengths and challenges. Up till now it has been difficult to deliver a practical means of identifying needs and delivering practical support. Using neuroscience and technology, this can now be achieved.

4 July 2019
by Helen Arnold-Ri...

In Austria, free media have been broadcasting since 1998 and have established themselves as the third broadcasting sector in addition to public and commercial. In a study by COMMIT, Community Media Institute, funded by the RTR-GmbH and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Dr. med. Meike Lauggas and Mag. Helmut Peissl analyse the educational relevance of non-commercial broadcasting in Austria.

26 June 2019
by Helmut Peissl

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.

Monday 30 September 2019, United Kingdom

Human: Machine - A joint future through learning

The Human: Machine – A joint venture through learning event will focus on the role of learning and consider how lifelong learning encourages a drive for change in technology and technological advancement. It is best suited to anyone involved in learning at work for their organisations and businesses.

Thursday 15 August 2019, United Kingdom

Festival of Learning and Experience Exchange - Migrants and Refugees as Re-Builders

The Festival of Learning and Experience Exchange marks the official launch of Migrants and Refugees as Re-Builders; an online educational resource for Adult Educators working with migrants and refugees. There will be two identical events taking place over two days: Thursday 15 August 2019 10:30-16:00 and Friday 16 August 2019 18:00-22:00

Thursday 18 July 2019, Portugal

Tecnologias Digitais na Educação de Adultos

No próximo dia 18 de julho, entre as 14:00 e as 17:00 horas, terá lugar no Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa, um Seminário de Divulgação dos produtos realizados no âmbito do Projeto StepUp. Neste Seminário iremos dar conta, entre outros produtos, do perfil de utilização de tecnologias digitais pelos formadores e educadores de adultos em Portugal, com base em estudo de âmbito nacional realizado recentemente.

Saturday 29 June 2019 to Thursday 4 July 2019, Serbia

Распоред националне обуке Дигитална учионица/дигитално компетентан наставник – увођење електронских уџбеника и дигиталних образовних материјала

Национална, дводневна обука учитеља првог и другог и предметних наставника петог и шестог разреда основне школе у школској 2019/20. години ДИГИТАЛНА УЧИОНИЦА/ДИГИТАЛНО КОМПЕТЕНТАН НАСТАВНИК – УВОЂЕЊЕ ЕЛЕКТРОНСКИХ УЏБЕНИКА И ДИГИТАЛНИХ ОБРАЗОВНИХ МАТЕРИЈАЛА реализује се за један део полазника од 29. јуна до 04. јула а за преостале полазнике од 15.

Monday 1 July 2019, United Kingdom

Final International Dissemination Workshop – Innovative approaches for mentoring and supporting older adults for digital adoption

The GIRDA project (Gameplay for Inspiring Digital Adoption) addresses reluctance in older people to engage with digital products. The use of simple games can help older people become comfortable using digital products. The Final International Dissemination Workshop brings together partners from Austria, Macedonia, Slovenia and the UK to present their results on the three-year collaborative project.  

Thursday 19 September 2019, Czech Republic


Zbrusu nový event Firemního vzdělávání zaměřený na prezentaci online a digitálních technologií pro firemní vzdělávání.​ Unikátní showcase tvůrců moderních e-learningů, vzdělávacích webů a výukových videí, aplikací, videotréninků, rozšířené či virtuální reality.

Jedinečná příležitost pro personalisty zabývající se rozvojem a vzděláváním svých zaměstnanců, L&D a T&D manažery organizací vyzkoušet si na vlastní kůži nejnovější technologické trendy a novinky pro firemní vzdělávání a zkonzultovat možnosti jejich využití ve své organizaci.

Tuesday 8 October 2019 to Friday 11 October 2019, Brazil

The XXIV RECLA International Summit

The XXIV RECLA International Summit convenes Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors of continuing education, as well as Faculty, other academics and the general public from Ibero-american Higher Education Institutions. Participants will find an academic agenda that discusses the challenges of continuing education online.

Tuesday 15 October 2019 to Wednesday 16 October 2019, United Kingdom

World of Learning Conference and Exhibition 2019

The World of Learning Conference and Exhibition 2019 will take place at the NEC Arena in Birmingham in October and aims to provide Learning and Development professionals with solutions to the problems they face in order for their businesses to flourish. Delegates will be able to share knowledge, network and potentially form new business ventures. Exhibitors will be able to demonstrate the potential of their products and services, as well as have the opportunity to showcase specific products in the Live Demo Zone.

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.

Capita and Education Technology Magazine have collaborated to produce a 45-minute webinar that considers how educational institutions and organisations can drive value from data in further education. The webinar is an ideal resource for those working in the FE sector, particularly those at colleges and education centres and those working with FE data.Capita and Education Technology Magazine have collaborated to produce a 45-minute webinar that considers how educational institutions and organisations can drive value from data in further education. The webinar is an ideal resource for those working in the FE sector, particularly those at colleges and education centres and those working with FE data.

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.