The general aim of the project is to ensure the necessary Institutional Cooperation for adult education and employment and help the adults all over Turkey to continue to live as active citizens by supporting them to acquire modern basic skills. Besides, it is aimed to increase the employability of those who want to participate in employment, but have difficulty in finding jobs themselves.
European policies projects and funding
Simon Broek interviews Brigitte Bosche and Anne Strauch about the GRETA-portfolioPlus project on validation on informal and non-formal competences of adult educators
In La Spezia, three Italian Adult Education Centres built a task force to improve their professionals.
On 21 June 2019 the Provincial Centre for Adult Education (CPIA) in La Spezia held a conference to disseminate the results of its ERASMUS + KA 1 project, "Diversifying teaching, teaching for diversity" at the Mediateca Fregoso.
The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) today launched an online library as a single-point of access to quality materials, practical tools and guidance on apprenticeships to help the EAfA members and key stakeholders in designing and delivering quality and effective apprenticeships.
The Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens – CriThink project, implemented by Metamorphosis Foundation in partnership with Eurothink, supported by the European Union, announces this request for applications to provide support to initiatives of local civil society organizations in partnership with media and other stakeholders, which will promote creation of culture of critical thinking through promotion of media literacy.
Description of project "European Mobility for a Dynamic Territory"
The European Commission has published a new synthesis report on the current situation of national adult learning policies and systems across the EU-28. The document brings together the findings from a set of country reports updated in 2017.
La Asociación Progestión gestionará, a partir del mes de enero, el proyecto PASOS, con el que tratará de ayudar a personas que tienen un alto grado de vulnerabilidad y que tienen que aprender a vivir una nueva vida en España.
The participation rate in adult life-long learning has risen to an all-time record level. According to the latest data, 19.7% of Estonian citizens aged 25-64 participated in adult learning last year, which is 2.5% more than in 2017. This placed Estonia fourth among European Union member states.
New evidence shows that Erasmus+ makes students more successful in their personal and professional lives and helps universities to become more innovative, according to two new independent studies released today by the European Commission.
In this podcast, Simon Broek interviews Brigitte Bosche and Anne Strauch from the German Institute for Adult Education about the GRETA-portfolioPlus project on validation on informal and non-formal competences of adult educators.
Following the last reform of ongoing vocational training, AFEST (Action for Workplace Learning) has become a teaching method in its own right. A formal training device, AFEST derives from precisely structured engineering. EPALE France has associated itself with the journal Education Permanente, issue No. 216 of which focuses on learning and training in the workplace, to propose a day of discussions and considerations of AFEST.
Our school, Eötvös Loránd Technical Grammar and Vocational School, is in Kaposvár which situates in the south-western part of Hungary. It is one of the largest educational institutes in the region.
The European Prison Education Association (EPEA) held their biannual conference in Dublin in June 2019 and celebrated their 25th anniversary. The conference presented many topics for discussion, including mental health, Special Education Needs and prisoners of ethnic minorities. Delegates were able to enjoy a range of talks and workshops and attended an art exhibition in former prison Kilmainham Gaol. EPALE UK Ambassador Jamine Miller reflects on the conference and dicusses what she has learned.
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.
In line with Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU), the promotion of European values is one of the primary aims of the EU Erasmus+ programme. This blog by Tino Boubaris was written on the occasion of the EPALE Austria conference, which was held on 13 June 2019 in Vienna.
Be part of the current thematic focus of the German-speaking EPALE countries - we have prepared exciting new content from Europe for you!
The value of democracy is at stake in Europe. In some countries, a sceptical or negative attitude to democratic processes has emerged. This blog by Herbert Deppner was written on the occasion of the EPALE Austria conference, which was held on 13 June 2019 in Vienna.
The 3rd VPL Biennale, a two day conference of Validation of Prior Learning for education and the labour market, took place on May 7 and 8, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. EPALE was there and interviewed some of the keynote speakers!
There are many way to define non-formal education or to determine its difference from and relation with formal and informal education. At the same time, there is no comprehensive model with enough explanatory power to address these different perspectives. Also, SMART as a concept could be understood and utilized in different ways. With this in mind, our team has developed one tailored conceptualization of SMART, benefiting from the rich portfolio of practice cases provided by our project partners. The presented conceptualization covers the original four EduCitizens categories (citizenship, engagement, participation and education).
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.
The Erasmus+ team will be holding the free Learning Networks – Widening Participation event at the Ecorys office in Birmingham on Friday 28th June 2019. The aim of the event is to allow delegates to network, hold cross-sectoral discussion and widening participation through social inclusion and shared- best practice.
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.
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.
This PowerPoint is from the 17th EPEA (European Prison Education Association) Conference, which took place in Dublin 12-16th of June. In it Alan Smith explores the EU's interaction with prison education throughout its existence, as well as gathering together links to relevant EU policy, reports and actions.
The OBADE project: Open Badges and Adult Education is an Erasmus+ project, which was successfully concluded in May 2019. Within the framework of OBADE, 7 partners from six European countries have explored the possibilities for implementing digital badges as a tool for recognizing non-formal adult knowledge.
The European Commission has recently published a new synthesis report on the current situation of national adult learning policies and systems across the EU-28. The report brings together findings fron a set of full country reports updated in 2017. The link for the full country report for the UK and a brief of its content can be found here.
This synthesis report considers the current situation of national adult learning policies and systems across the EU-28. The report brings together the findings from a set of country reports that were previously completed for each Member State by a set of country experts. The report reflects on the complex adult learning policy and financing frameworks, national targets and interventions, as well as their strengths and weaknesses and the reforms that are needed in the systems that are in place in Member States.
Are you taking part in the 2019 European elections and want to convince others to do so too? Are you motivated and need more information? Then the European Commission's European elections 2019 toolkit might be something for you! In addition to exciting infographics, films and news, you will find 7 good reasons to vote here, as well as an overview of events on the subject of the European elections.
The poster presentation by the Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability was held during the PLA Awareness Raising and Guidance in Luxembourg on 4 April 2019. The aim of the PLA was to share good practices about awareness raising and guidance in lifelong learning.
LearnersMot Erasmus+ project is being developed by the LearnersMot partnership. It addresses the issues of literacy and low educated as well as low skilled workers’ education. Prior to the literacy course that is yet to be developed and piloted, partners wrote a handbook to be used by adult educators intervening in companies.
The survey commissioned by the Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability analysed the progress and national user satisfaction amongst EPALE Platform registered users in Malta, as well as, analysed potential users’ interest in resources and content they would be mainly attracted to.
EPALE National Support Service issues an electronic magazine each month tied to the thematic focus on EPALE. The magazine contains a selection of most read blogs on the platform translated into Serbian and other articles relevant to adult education in Serbia and Europe.
In accordance with the EPALE monthly focus the magazine in October 2018 dealt with Projects and partnerships.
How can EU funding help Member States (and others) to build up the Adult Education sector in long-term, long-lasting ways? We would love to hear your thoughts in this online discussion.
As a follow-up to our discussion on the needs of adult learning support from the EU, we would like you to share your opinion on any of the topics below. Engage with your peers from across Europe in this online discussion moderated by EPALE Thematic Coordinator Markus Palmen.
Do you need EU support for adult learning in your country? If so, why? What kinds of EU support would be most beneficial for your country in the coming years? We would love to hear your thoughts on these questions and more in this online discussion.