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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Measuring impact

On Wednesday 15 November 2017 the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) presented the findings of the Student Engagement Report based upon a research study carried out in Sixth Forms and Junior College in Malta. The report reflects student engagement and participation in their learning and school life.

The Civil Society Forum “Education 2030: From Commitment to Action” organized by the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), in the framework of the CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review in Suwon 24 October, looked at civil society’s contribution to securing the right to education and lifelong learning for youth and adults.

Women's Link Community Employment Supervisor and former Adult Learner, Kathleen Dowd, travelled to Brussels on 18 September, to attend policy making and advocacy training, and met with other adult education professionals from across Europe.

The trip took place as part of the ERASMUS+ 'Making an Impact at European Level'  project, an EU-funded project organised by AONTAS which supports the professional development of adult education workers.

The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) took place from 10-19 July 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York. The Forum focused on the theme of “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world.”
On 22 and 23.5.2017, at the invitation of the national co-ordinating bodies for EPALE Deutschland, the European Agenda for Adult Learning and the ERASMUS+ programme for adult education, 70 participants gathered in the National Education Agency for Europe of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (NA beim BIBB) in Ludwigshafen to exchange views on questions concerning the value, effect and use of adult and continuing education.
In the continuously changing world of work, it’s important to integrate the ongoing stream of new technological advancements into our daily lives, as well as to prepare for a changing society. A modern vocational training system must be ready to respond. One of the key questions is which skills will be needed in the future and how to prepare them for the labour market. The Work-Based Learning TOOLKIT offers one way of doing this.
On the 27th October EPALE LV was launced at a conference attended by around 100 Adult Education (AE) stakeholders: Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Welfare, Ministry of Economics, EACEA representative, municipality representatives, HE representatives, NGO representatives, AE providers, teachers, journalists and employers. By Silvija Kārkliņa, EPALE Latvia project manager