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Civic Initiative Organization (CI) in collaboration with Civil Right Defenders (CRD) presented the main findings of the study "Evaluation of the Effects of Civic Education - 10 Years Later."

Having in mind that 18 years have passed since the introduction of civic education into the school system of the Republic of Serbia, the subject of this research was to verify how much of an impact the subject has on the attitudes of young people and whether it contributes to the betterment of their education about democracy.

Each year, the EAEA celebrates innovation and excellence in adult education. The EAEA Grundtvig Award highlights project results that produce new ideas, new partnerships, new methodologies and a new understanding how we can work in adult learning. The 2019 call is still open!

TÜBİTAK research project titled “Development of a learning environment to support parents’ competencies of raising digital citizens” started on 15.09.2015, which was initiated by Assoc.Prof.Dr. Işıl KABAKÇI YURDAKUL, the researcher at Anadolu University Faculty of Education Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology has been concluded on 15.09.2018.

Teachers from Adult Education Centers of Balıkesir Province visited Prague for ERASMUS + KA1 Courses.

We, as teachers of different towns of Balıkesir province,  had an invitation to take Soft Skills Course in Prague and accepted it with pleasure.

Our flight was to Prague on 24th March from Istanbul. After 2 and half hour, we landed in and transferred to the Hotel Belvedere that we accomodated peacefully and conveniently. Staff were welcoming and smiling faced.

Huristo is a project that develops a methodology about awareness and advocacy about the European human rights charter a a part of global citizenship education with low skilled adult learners. (Refugees and migrants living in the city and natives living in rural places.) This methodology is based on digital storytelling: we want to work on personal narratives illustrating different topics of the charter. The main result for the adult learners are increased digital skills, reading and writing skills, awareness about the Human Rights Charter and European citizenship. The work on the charter and the personal narratives will also improve participants’ analytic media literacy, interpersonal and intercultural skills, but also core skills for employability like teamwork, problem solving, learning to learn and communication. Additionally, the adult trainers who are involved increase their teaching skills using digital media and the methodology of digital storytelling in particular.

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.

Between 14 February 2019 and 26 February 2019, a tent was established under the name of "handicraft tent of adults" with Karabük Public Education Center and Karabük Municipality.

725 people (adults, people with disabilities, Prisoners, and refugee) between the ages of 25 and 60 participated in courses such as handicrafts, painting, wood painting, sewing of women's clothing, sewing of children's clothes, canvas, bag making, and knitting, etc.

Thanks to these courses, they have contributed to their economic revenues by selling their products in the handicraft tent of adults.

The goal of the project; The provision of vocational training for the obliged employees who have been sentenced to work in a public service, as well as the provision of vocational training, as well as the restoration and coloring of the village schools in need.
If you are interested in knowing more about adults attending MOOCs, you will discover that there is still little research on this specific group, representing a minority of the users. New insights are now available which have emerged from a study I published in a book edited by Springer that includes researches presented at the 7th International Workshop on Learning Technology for Education Challenges, (LTEC 2018), titled: What Learning Professionals Should Know.

Community gardening projects can have a profound positive impact on health, wellbeing and adult learning. Volunteers and workers have the opportunity to build vital skills, including those focused on food safety, the environment and science, as well as communication and teamwork skills that can then be applied to further education and meaningful careers. Everyone involved can benefit from boosting their mental and physical health by getting out in nature and having a positive impact on their local community. 

CLIPS is a solution oriented programme to guide community-led projects in their initial steps – and for existing initiatives that struggle with problems or simply need revitalisation. The purpose of CLIPS is to suggest and explain a framework for approaching community development. It also points out specific tools found useful by existing community-led projects.

This post considers the British citizenship test and the language skills requirement. Different exam options are mentioned, but the focus is on IELTS – the most popular English language skills test. Advice is given to teachers on how to prepare students for the exam and also suggests suitable resources from leading publishers that can be used to assist them in delivering language skills lessons. 

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.

It is important that people take part in social discourse and are active in their communities. This promotes a sense of solidarity and the basic values of democracy both at an individual level and to a wider extent in society. Citizenship education aims to increase such activity. Above all else, citizenship education means increasing awareness about each person’s rights, opportunities and means of making a difference.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. These areas are heavily intertwined in the real world, and while STEM skills are needed in order to help sustain and grow our economy, STEM knowledge is important for all of us. It enables us to be more informed and allows parents to support their children with learning and career options, encourages us to be more active in our communities and also to have confidence to speak out about issues that impact on us locally and globally.

For British Science Week I thought I could share an insight into my interest in, and experience of, designing and developing adult STEM learning courses and resources.

5 March 2019
by Alison Mclachlan
Thursday 25 April 2019, Slovakia

Sú základné zručnosti témou pre Slovensko? Konferencia projektu BLUESS

Konferencia zameraná na tému podpory rozvoja základných zručností:
- O akých zručnostiach vlastne hovoríme a kto sa nimi má zaoberať?
- Potrebuje Slovensko riešiť otázku čitateľskej gramotnosti?
- Aké prístupy je vhodné používať pri rozvoji základných zručností u nízkokvalifikovaných osôb?
- Aké prístupy sa využívajú v EÚ?

Konferencia je otváracím podujatím projektu BLUESS - Plán rozvoja základných zručností v SR, ktorý podporila Európska komisia v rámci programu EaSI (Program pre zamestnanie a inovácie).​

Monday 23 September 2019 to Friday 27 September 2019, Belgium


EAEA develops in-service trainings and organises study-visits in order to increase adult education professionals’ knowledge about the European Union, to deepen understanding of the European education and training policies and to allow the exchange of experiences and good practice among participants.

Monday 20 May 2019 to Friday 21 June 2019, Europe

Réalité Virtuelle et pratiques pédagogiques innovantes

Ce MOOC est porté par l’Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 en partenariat avec les Universités Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne ainsi que l'entreprise Speedernet.
Il a pour objectif de faire découvrir le 360° et la réalité virtuelle  sans connaissance particulière dans le domaine informatique. Il positionne cette modalité pédagogique, facilite sa compréhension à travers des cas d’usages et laisse une large part à la pratique afin d’en favoriser la découverte active.

Tuesday 18 June 2019 to Wednesday 19 June 2019, Iceland

Would you like to make your own felt slippers? (Viltu þæfa þína eigin “kósý skó”?)

Rural Skills Network (NPAD-2017/10163)

The Agricultural University of Iceland will host a 2 days course in June where Inga and Kestas Samusia from Lithuania will teach how to felt shoes by using local wool. Inga is a creator and 3rd generation of shoemakers and a founder of BureBure felted woolen shoes and slippers. Keasas is educated in forestry science and works as an entrepreneur.

Friday 27 April 2018 to Saturday 27 April 2019, Turkey

3. International Master Of Cake Samsun

The event, which aims to introduce the confectionery sector and the pastry sector to a wide audience, is internationally covered. In addition to decorative and edible artifacts, it is planned to make sculptures of giant-sized cake with many shows.
Thursday 14 November 2019, Estonia

Meistriklassid 2019: Ootamatustega toimetulek koolitusprotsessis - kuidas taltsutada oma sisemist draakonit?

Meistriklassid toimuvad Euroopa Sotsiaalfondi projekti "Täiskasvanuhariduse edendamine ja õppimisvõimaluste avardamine" raames ning on osalejatele tasuta.

Meistriklassidesse registreeruda saab 3 nädalat enne toimumise algust ANDRASe kodulehel

Friday 12 April 2019, Poland

Konferencja podsumowująca projekt LoGaSET

Konferencja podsumowująca projekt LoGaSET: "Gra miejska jako współczesna, innowacyjna i oryginalna metoda uczenia się (nowoczesnych technologii) przez seniorów". Zapraszamy edukatorów osób dorosłych, a w szczególności osób starszych, do uczestnictwa w konferencji podsumowującej projekt LoGaSET dofinansowany z programu Erasmus+. Celem projektu było podniesienie kompetencji seniorów w obszarze posługiwania się nowoczesnymi technologiami (aplikacjami mobilnymi obsługiwanymi przez smartfony). Podczas konferencji przedstawimy metodologię projektu, jego wyniki i opinie uczestników, a przede wszystkim zainspirujemy do wykorzystywania opracowanych materiałów w Państwa praktyce! Serdecznie zapraszamy!
Thursday 13 June 2019, Austria

EPALE-Conference: Citizenship Education in Austria & Europe: Objectives, methods and future prospects

EPALE and National Agency Erasmus+ Education Conference 2019

13 of June 2019 | 11:00–18:00 | SkyDome | Schottenfeldgasse 29 | 1070 Vienna

Adult Education plays a key role in imparting knowledge about democracy, politics, political processes and social structures. The promotion of active citizenship for responsible citizens is an educational policy objective in Europe and an important element for the societal cohesion in a democracy.

Mindfulness is the practice of focusing the mind on the present moment in order to improve wellbeing and mental health. The Mental Health Foundation have created the Look after your mental health using mindfulness booklet detailing the benefits of using mindfulness techniques, which is free to download from their website. It provides details about mindfulness and can be particularly useful to mental health first aiders and those working with people who have mental health problems. 

This resource was created by the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership ‘We Are One’ – Altogether Better. It is an e-inventory focusing on the discrimination of minorities in Europe, considering the reasons behind discrimination and what support can be offered to improve the experiences of minority groups. The partner countries include the UK, Spain, Italy and Sweden.

The Learning and Work Institute have created a helpful resource that benefits prisoners and learning providers by encouraging positive family relationships between the prsioners and their relatives. This helps prisoners to be released into society as better citizens.

The resource will be most beneficial to prison learning providers, including: prison governors; heads of learning and skills; third sector and family learning managers; and programme commissioners. 

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 June 2018 dealt with Assessing adults’ skills.

The Alliance of Sport has produced a sector-wide Theory of Change – in short a vision for how Sport for Development and Criminal Justice Sectors can work together to achieve maximum and sustainable whole system impact.The Alliance of Sport has produced a sector wide Theory of Change – in short a vision for how Sport for Development and Criminal Justice Sectors can work together to achieve maximum and sustainable whole system impact.

Since 2012, the French coordination of EAAL has been conducting action-research work on the issue of transverse skills.. The aim is to equip professionals in their roles of guidance, social and professional integration with low skilled adults. The notion of “transverse” refers here to a set of skills that can be mobilized in various professional situations. They range in 5 dimensions: organization/ adaptability and autonomy/ sociability/ communication/ initiative and participation.

Europass online cover letter is now available in the Serbian language. This is useful resources for career guidance activities as a tool to exercises presenting yourself and\or presenting yourself during the process of the job application.


Europass online CV editor is now available in the Serbian language. It is a useful resource for students and teachers in Serbia for career guidance activities. It gives users the opportunity to easily create their CV in Serbian and present their skills effectively and clearly using Europass form. 

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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The 2016 Adult Skills Conference in Brussels, 'Adult Skills: Empowering people' organized as part of the 1st European Vocational Skills Week, focused on the Commission's 'Skills Guarantee' or 'Upskilling Pathways' initiative that will help help adults with to acquire a level of literacy, numeracy and digital skills that will enable them to progress towards an upper secondary qualification or equivalent (EQF