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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

European policies projects and funding

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

18 June 2019
by EPALE Österreich
(de)
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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).

27 May 2019
by Martin BARTHEL
(en)
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

Friday 28 June 2019, United Kingdom

Erasmus+ Learning Networks – Widening Participation

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.

Thursday 4 July 2019

Participer au webinaire EPALE France "Déposer son projet Erasmus+ pour l'éducation des adultes"

Bénévoles, salariés du secteur associatif, acteurs de la formation, de l'insertion, de l’économie sociale et solidaire ou encore dans l'ingénierie pédagogique… Vous êtes à la recherche de financements pour développer vos projets européens ? 

 

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 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 18 September 2019 to Friday 20 September 2019, Czech Republic

TCA Event: Centres of lifelong education established within universities: support for lifelong learning and social inclusion

Apply now for funding to attend the Erasmus+ Transnational Cooperation Activities' (TCA) event about Centres of lifelong education established within universities and the support they provide for lifelong learning and social inclusion. The deadline for applications is Monday, 1 July 2019.

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.

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.

IPA+ (Inclusion of people with autism in Europe. Towards a specialized training model for professionals) is a project funded under the Erasmus+ Programme (ref: 2016-1-ES01-KA204-025061) aimed to develop a training for all professionals working with people with autism independently of the area of knowledge. In the framework of this project we have developed and created several materials and resources useful for professionals working in the field of autism.
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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.