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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Entrepreneurship and employability


City of Banja Luka hosted an annual event "Germany in Bosnia and Herzegovina“ organised on 14th of May for the fifth time by the Delegation of German Economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina - AHK and the German Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The WeB4YES (Western Balkan Civil Society Organisations for Youth Employment Support) project has been supported under the framework of the Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2016 – 2017 Consolidating Regional Thematic Networks of Civil Society Organisations by the European Commission. The project coordinator is Belgrade Open School and the partners on the project are: Beyond Barriers Association (Tirana, Albania), Associati

Aiming at supplying jobs to disadvantaged groups in Samsun, as Canik Public Education Center we gave a vocational course on painting to the 20 women Roman citizens living in the suburbs of Canik. We gave the same to 20 prisoners in the ateliers of the prison. Those who participated are now able to run their own business or work in public institutions. We noticed that the women in question had more self-confidence and are now able to compete with men in the sector.

Women Entrepreneur Support Center (KAGIDEM) is being established in partnership with Gaziantep Chamber of Industry (GSO), Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality and Ipekyolu Development Agency (IKA).

The devolved Adult Education Budget (AEB) and the subsequent cut funds are having a negative impact on the Workers Education Association (WEA). Funds have been cut by 28% for 2019-2020. Learners may face a reduction in educational opportunities open to them and this could also impact economic growth, as learners offer possibilities for closing the skills gap in the UK.

The Adult Education Budget low-wage trial of 2018-2019 will continue into 2019-2020. The threshold has increased to £16,009.50 and allows providers of ESFA funded AEB to fund learners in low-wage employment. This will allow more people to learn and will also support those who want to advance their careers. 

5 innovative adult education initiatives in Ireland have been selected by a panel of judges to receive €50,000 in grant funding and Google training with the Impact Challenge Dublin. This article discuss the successful initiatives, and links to the google website, where you can vote for one of the organisations, for them to receive an additional €50,000. 

         As Canik Public Education Center we opened a Stuffed Toy Makıng Course in the field of Child care Staff Course Module. A stuffed toy is a toy in the shape of an animal or a human with an outer fabric sewn from a textile such as polar fleece, towel or flannel and stuffed with flexible materials such as sponge, cotton or fiber.

Marloes Smit is working as an educational consultant at Libereaux in the Netherlands. Libereaux wants to empower people to take the next step in their career. Marloes supports higher vocational institutions with the flexibilization of their education and implements VPL at these institutions. Marloes is involved in the design, development and implementation of the e-portfolio system DITKANIK.NU (I Can Do This. Now).

Many older people are choosing to return to work after retirement for a wide range of reasons. Employers, trainers and education providers need to consider ways to support older workers returning to work through career advice, relevant training and interview preparation. Older workers have a wealth of experience that can be of huge benefit to many industries. 

In this post, University of Glasgow researcher Ellen Vanderhoven presents key findings and recommendations generated from the Horizon 2020 project Policies Supporting Young Adults in their Life Course: A Comparative Study of Lifelong Learning and Inclusion in Education and Work in Europe (YOUNG_ADULLLT). The findings aid understanding of changes to the skills policy landscape in Scotland and the European Union more broadly and offer recommendations for the development of lifelong learning and skills policies in Scotland.

More and more we can come across posts with headlines full of scary predictions telling us how, as a result of technological progress, a huge percentage of the workforce will be left out of work and that robots will replace us at our jobs in the near future.

While some people see these predictions as unfounded and sensationalist, or as part of a distant future, others warn that this "far future" is much closer than we think and that those who are unprepared for it will be hit by it the hardest.

28 February 2019
by Uros Velickovic

Information and communication technologies that are rapidly developing in the world continue to open new horizons to people and to be shaped according to the needs of society today. In this sense, in the entrepreneurship, which is an exemplary application of digital learning for adults, female trainees in the public education centers show great interest in the women's project and the mobile application of the project.

19 February 2019

European policies and the national policies of Belgium, France and Luxembourg focus on access to training by persons who are less qualified and alienated from the work place.  The teams of EPALE (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) and EAAL (European Agenda for Adult Learning) from these three countries have therefore decided to organize jointly a conference to broach the issue of the role played by adult training in social inclusion. This event will provide a prime opportunity for the different stakeholders in this matter to meet.

Friday 31 May 2019 to Saturday 1 June 2019, Latvia

Starptautiska konference par jauniešu uzņēmējdarbības veicināšanas jautājumiem

31.maijā un 1.jūnijā, Liepājā norisināsies konference, kuru organizē Ventspils Augstskolas Mūžizglītības centrs projekta CREAzone 2.0 ietvaros. Konferences tēma ir jauniešu uzņēmējdarbība, un tā vienuviet pulcēs gan biznesa izveidotājus, vadītājus un speciālistus, gan jauniešu organizāciju un izglītības iestāžu un citu jauniešu uzņēmējdarbības veicināšanā iesaistīto organizāciju pārstāvjus no Latvijas un Lietuvas.

Wednesday 8 May 2019

IV Jornada de emprendimiento Universidad de Granada campus Melilla

Inscripciones abiertas para la IV Jornada de Emprendimiento en el Campus de Melilla, 24 de mayo. 

El próximo 24 de mayo se llevará a cabo la IV Jornada de Emprendimiento, en horario de 9:30 a 19h, organizada por UGR emprendedora.

Podéis seguir toda la información en sus redes sociales:

Twitter @ugremprendedora, 

Facebook: ugremprendedora 

Esta actividad está abierta a alumnos, PDI ( Personal Docente e Investigador) y PAS (Personal de Administración y Servicios), y la inscripción es gratuita, pudiénse realizar a través del siguiente enlace:

Thursday 9 May 2019, Turkey

Be a step ahead in life.

During the event, participants will be informed by employers and human resources experts from the business world about entrepreneurship, personal swot analysis, skills that need to be acquired in order to differentiate in business life, how to be able to think and act on innovative ideas, how to create and sustain your brand. The event is open to anyone who has an interest in the Event topics.

Friday 10 May 2019, Latvia

Konference "Nepieciešamās inženiertehniskās prasmes turpmākai uzņēmējdarbības un reģiona attīstībai"

Lai labāk sagatavotos digitālās transformācijas laikmeta prasībām, Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte (RTU) piektdien, 10. maijā, plkst. 10.00 aicina uzņēmumu, pašvaldību un augstākās izglītības iestāžu pārstāvjus uz konferenci «Nepieciešamās inženiertehniskās prasmes turpmākai uzņēmējdarbības un reģiona attīstībai».

Tuesday 28 May 2019, Hungary

Human Hungary 2019 konferencia

A Human Hungary 2019 egy alapjában véve szubjektív, de a céges eredményekre és az egyéni sikerekre igen objektíven ható témakört jár körbe az idolizmussal. Értekezünk arról, hogyan is tudhatjuk, hogy mi idolok vagyunk-e; hogy szervezetünkön belül kik az idolok (vannak-e egyáltalán), és ezáltal milyen imázsértéke van a cégünknek; valamint hogyan tudjuk mindezt pozitív irányba változtatni. Nem lehet megkerülni a brandépítést és az ennek hiányában fellépő fluktuáció témáját sem, és természetesen fontos elemei a konferenciának a szervezetfejlesztések legújabb irányai is.

Wednesday 19 June 2019 to Friday 21 June 2019, Turkey

VIth International Eurasian Educational Research Congress

EJER 2019 will be held between 19th – 22nd of June 2019 at the VIth International Eurasian Educational Research (EJER) Congress. The congress is taking place at Ankara University (AKU), one of the most prestigious Universities in Eurasia and elsewhere. The theme of EJERCongress 2019 is: "Empowering Education: Research, Theory and Practice".




The HETEROTOPIA TOUR is an educational approach based on learning by travelling, built on three pillars: community living, eco-sustainability and entrepreneurship education.


The aim of the tool is to provide individuals and organisations with guidelines on how to successfully implement a Heterotopia Tour, sharing the best practices piloted since the first Tour in 2013.

In the scope of the activities of EPALE National Support Team and National Euroguidance Network Centre, the Foundation Tempus in Serbia hosted a two-day training course named Coping with helplessness: How to use career guidance and counseling to empower adults from vulnerable groups, which was held in Belgrade from 27 to 28 November 2018.

The training course is aimed at the career guidance practitioners from the Republic of Serbia implementing or planning to design career guidance and counseling activities for adults from vulnerable groups. 

"Creativity development in adult education" is 24 months Nordplus project with an aim to develop training tool for adult trainers. The main project approach is targeted through non-formal learning activities, which aim at enhancing the creativity skills and competences of adult education trainers and learners.

Com o intuito de apoiar jovens, mulheres, migrantes e desempregados na criação de empresas e autoemprego, bem como apoiar o desenvolvimento de empresas sociais, foi criada uma nova ferramenta online: o “Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool”.

Esta ferramenta, de uso gratuito, favorece a autoavaliação e aprendizagem online, proporcionando uma reflexão sobre políticas e programas inclusivos e de empreendedorismo social.

Este relatório da OCDE demonstra como as mulheres ainda não se encontram preparadas para poderem aproveitar as oportunidades que são proporcionadas pela transformação digital, razão pela qual são necessárias medidas adicionais que fomentem a sua participação, e desde tenra idade, na economia digital.

This publication offers us  a reflection on the cultural heritage, as a link between the past and the present that develop us into the future, in connection with the celebrations of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.
The magazine, organized by the National Agency for Qualification and Vocational Education and the AIP Foundation, is a collection of articles by renowned experts that highlight the link between education and heritage, converging on knowledge.

A major discussion within Adult Education is regarding the different emphases that are put on the ultimate aims, at times as at the service of the workplace, at times as for the enhanced well-being of the learners. This study is useful for those adult educators working within the "wellbeing" framework.

This resource is an article describing an intensive workshop on youth work held in Narva, 2018 by the NGO Vitatiim. The workshop was on both meeting and moving beyond the European Union's 2020 goals. The document describes the key concepts touched on during the workshop and provides an overview of issues and factors effecting the world of work. Also included is a brief outline of the key competences identified by the European Union.

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This online discussion is dedicated to the closing conference of project GOAL (Guidance and Orientation for Adult Learners) Closing Conference "Guidance and counselling for low educated adults: from practice to policy" which will be held 17-18 January 2018, Egmont Palace, Brussels

The representative of Serbian EPALE National support service and the winners of the writing contest “Activities in Career Guidance and Counseling in Adult Education” will attend the conference and report live through this discussion. Serbian EPALE NSS invites all to follow and contribute with comments.  

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Povodom predstojeće Erazmus+ nedelje 30.10.-3.11.2017. godine, kao i Evropske nedelje stručnih veština, 24.-27.11.2017. godine, EPALE nacionalni tim organizuje vebinar i online diskusiju, sa fokusom na uspostavljanje saradnje u oblasti srednjeg stručnog obrazovanja.