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.
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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.
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.
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.
Learning is a social, emotional and cognitive process. While the last is most strongly emphasized in many classrooms, the other two aspects are sometimes even ignored. However, we believe that the social and emotional processes of learning are the crucial part to increase motivation to learn. Since, in our opinion, teachers play a key role in influencing their students' motivation and learning outcomes, we see a need for professional development of teachers, especially in the context of disadvantaged learners.
Support of DVV International to the institutions responsible for creating and implementing adult education policies continues in Sarajevo Canton too. Therefore, the Minister of Education, Science and Youth of Sarajevo Canton, Mr. Zineta Bogunić and the Director of DVV International - Country Office Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr. Emir Avdagić, signed the Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Adult Education on Friday, 26th of April.
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).
In this blog post we would like to present a case study for ErasmusPlus project Migrants and Refugees as Re-builders Erasmus+, Cross-border Intercultural and Societal Entrepreneurs (2016-1-UK01-KA204-024623).
If you consider the origins of Europe, it becomes apparent just how unique and daunting the European project truly is: former enemies create a community that is in charge of peace and cooperation and to which they should yield. Today, in light of all of the challenges, not much of this sentiment remains—or does it?
“Let’s talk about Europe!” That was the slogan of the “Citizens’ Dialogue on Europe’s Future” (in German: Bürgerdialog zur Zukunft Europas), which took place between August and October 2018 at around 30 adult education centres from ten federal states in Germany. Following the success of that series, the report about the Europe dialogue was dispatched to Brussels. At present, numerous adult education centres are also focusing on the upcoming European elections. Their efforts include arranging conversations between interested citizens and candidates for the European Parliament. Read more about the project here.
The 2019 European elections are taking place in turbulent times. Brexit, the debt and financial crises, migration and refugee movements: Many pan-European challenges require collective European solutions. This sheds new light on the European elections, as they represent more than the mere possibility of exchanging ideas on Europe’s future.
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.
Apply now for funding to attend the Erasmus+ Transnational Cooperation Activities' (TCA) event in the field of 'Inclusion' to develop your understanding of strategic approaches to inclusion and diversity; how to start to thinking inclusively and how to start the process of development of the inclusion and diversity strategy. The deadline for applications is Monday 1 July 2019.
Ce colloque a lieu dans le cadre de l’aboutissement du projet RECTEC « Reconnaissance des Compétences Transversales en lien avec l’employabilité et le Cadre Européen de Certifications », débuté en 2016 et visant à favoriser l’employabilité par la reconnaissance des compétences transversales et leurs mises en correspondance avec les certifications.
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.
This publication presents readers with an inventory of adult basic education and basic skills programmes in the form of 35 system descriptions covering 32 countries. The data used in this publication covered a range of areas related to learning opportunities for adults with low basic skills, or low level or no qualifications. Large-scale programmes intended to support adults in acquiring basic skills were in the centre of enquiry.
This source serves as a general compass to European policy initiatives and programmes in the field of skills, qualification frameworks, VET, etc. The website presents 10 policy actions adopted by the European Commission since 2016. Users can find essential information on the development of skills initiatives of the Commission and access further documents in this field. The 10 actions presented on the website are as follows:
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.