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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



International Civil Society Week (ICSW) was held from 8 to 12 April in Belgrade, Serbia.  ICSW is considered a platform for expressing attitudes of different participants and this year it gathered around 1000 leaders of civil society, activists, and citizens from different sectors and parts of the world in Belgrade. They worked together to find answers to current world challenges in the field of human rights, democracy and media

The European Basic Skills Network is happy to welcome you to a new online discussion on EPALE. The theme of this discussion, set up in the framework of the network's Capacity Building Series, is the accreditation of prior learning for adult immigrants to Europe. The discussion is scheduled to start on April 24th, 2019 10:00 (CET) and will be moderated until April 25th, 2019 17:00 (CET). 

The People’s Platform in Wales have put out a Call to people and organisations across Wales to share their experiences, thoughts, challenges and solutions on the Future Generations Commissioner’s priority areas. The survey provides an opportunity for your organisation and your adult learners to work together.

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.

NHS England has launched its Healthy New Towns Programme guidance – a leaflet that discusses the ten principles to building healthy new places, their benefits and provides a range of case studies as evidence. The housing development sites that are working with the Programme and the NHS aim to share best practice, their own case studies and supply guidance so that the country can take a unified and high quality approach to new developments on land previously used by the government. 


Director of the DVV International - Country Office Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr. Emir Avdagić held a meeting with the newly appointed Minister of Education, Science and Youth of Sarajevo Canton, Ms mr. Zineta Bogunić and the Assistant Minister for Secondary Education and Adult Education, Ms Lamija Husić.

The meeting was organised as a preparation for upcoming activities in improving adult education in Sarajevo Canton, and some of the key topics of discussion were:

ESREA – European Society for Research on the Education of Adults with the organisational support of University of Belgrade and Adult Education Society from Serbia is organizing the 9th Triennial European Research Conference entitled “Adult education research and practice between the welfare state and neoliberalism“ which will be held in September 19-22, 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia.

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.

20 May 2019
by Wochenschau Ver...

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?

1 May 2019
by Wochenschau Ver...

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.

Something has been set in motion in Berlin: Politicians have recognised that adult and continuing education must adapt to the age of digitalisation and that a new government stimulus is necessary to do so. This stimulus, called MILLA within the CDU fraction of the German Bundestag (Lower House of Parliament), is set to cost the government between one and three billion euros. Peter Brandt outlines how MILLA could turn out to be something positive.

5 March 2019
by Peter Brandt

If you are reading this, you probably know, that ECVET has the "credit system" in its’ name – The European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training. I argue that the name itself, is one of the reasons for difficulties that stakeholders have in understanding what ECVET is. And if not a ‘credit system’, than what? A "credit framework"?

27 February 2019
Tuesday 25 June 2019, France

France-Volontaires a 10 ans. APPEL POUR LE VOLONTARIAT de DEMAIN.

France Volontaires est une association originale. Composée d’associations du secteur de la solidarité internationale, de l’éducation populaire et de la jeunesse, et de représentants des Ministères, France Volontaires est la plateforme Française pour le volontariat international. L’association met en place des formations, des accompagnements, pour aider les personnes désireuses de s’engager dans du volontariat international.

Un réseau d’espaces volontariat dans de nombreux pays en Amérique Latine, Afrique et Asie accompagne sur le terrain les volontaires.

Thursday 9 May 2019, Sweden

Europadagen den 9 maj på Stockholms Centralstation

Den 26 maj är det EU-val. Vill du veta mer om valet? Välkommen till Stockholms Centralstation på Europadagen den 9 maj. Träffa kandidater till EU-valet, myndigheter, EU-länders ambassader med flera och lyssna till korta framträdanden med fokus på EU-valet. Talar gör bland andra riksdagens talman Andreas Norlén, EU-minister Hans Dahlgren och EU-kommissionär Cecilia Malmström.

Thursday 16 May 2019, Germany

Wie dient die Freiheit der Wissenschaft einer freien Gesellschaft?

Die Gesprächsreihe der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft "Leibniz debattiert" stellt aktuelle Themen und Herausforderungen in den Mittelpunkt und lädt namhafte Persönlichkeiten zum Austausch ein. Anlässlich des 70-jährigen Bestehens des Grundgesetztes diskutieren im Festsaal des Museums Koenig in Bonn, wo am 1. September 1948 die Verfassungsberatungen anfingen, Andreas Wirsching und Hélène Miard-Delacroix.  

2 May 2019
by Redaktion Deuts...
Saturday 25 May 2019, Germany

Barcamp Demokratie

"Demokratie in unsicheren Zeiten" bewegt das Barcamp am 25. Mai 2019 im Haus der Bildung. Aufkommender Populismus, Rassismus und Fremdenfeindlichkeit bedrohen die Freiheit unserer Gesellschaft und rütteln uns wach. Gerade das Format Barcamp steht für Toleranz und demokratisches Handeln: Die Teilnehmenden entscheiden gemeinsam, über welche Themen tatsächlich gesprochen werden soll. Die Veranstaltung bettet sich ein in die Bonner Woche der Demokratie und richtet sich an alle Bürger und Bürgerinnen. Unterstützt wird das Barcamp Demokratie vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung.

30 April 2019
by EPALE Deutschland
Saturday 29 June 2019, Germany

WelcomeCamp Berlin

Das Barcamp, das Geflüchtete, Helfer und Medienprofis an einen Tisch bringt. Für eine gelebte Willkommenskultur.

Bei dem Motto zum WelcomeCamp am 29. Juni 2019, präsentiert von Gesicht Zeigen! im Rahmen des Projektes Media Residents und gefördert vom Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz (BMJV) geht es um den 70. Geburtstag des Grundgesetzes in diesem Jahr. Wir feiern, fordern und verteidigen Grundrechte!

29 April 2019
by EPALE Deutschland
Monday 10 June 2019 to Thursday 20 June 2019, Belize

Conferencia Anual 2019 de LLLPlatform

La Sociedad Civil Europea para la Educación Lifelong Learning Platform (Plataforma de Aprendizaje Permanente) ha anunciado que celebrará su conferencia anual del 19 al 20 de junio de 2019 en Bruselas, Bélgica.

Thursday 26 September 2019, Belgium

Segunda Cumbre Europea de Educación

La  Segunda Cumbre Europea de Educación tendrá lugar el 26 de Septiembre de 2019, en la plaza Place du Mont Des Arts 1000, en Bruselas, Bélgica. Ministros, académicos, partes interesadas en educación, sociedad civil y docentes discutirán y tratarán diversos temas relacionados con la educación, así como los desafíos, presentes y futuros, a los que se enfrentan los docentes.

Saturday 18 May 2019, France

CAMPAGNE « PROVOX » Jeunesse, Opportunités et Territoires »

Le CNAJEP (Comité National des Associations de Jeunesse et d’Education Populaire) lance la campagne PROVOX. C’est le nom Français du dialogue structuré organisé par la Commission Européenne avec la jeunesse des différents pays. Sur dix-huit mois, les orientations de l’Union Européenne en matière de jeunesse sont discutées dans tous les pays Européens et sont proposées des recommandations au Conseil des Ministres de la Jeunesse des Etats membres.


ABSTARCT This study aims at a theoretical comparison of elementary social studies education in Turkey and in the US, on the citizenship education level, based on the literature. For this purpose, citizenship education learning areas in both countries are compared on gains, skills, content, and values. This research shows that social studies education in Turkey include citizenship education topics such as democracy, individual rights, duty and responsibilities whereas citizenship skills are not much accommodated.

Assoc. Dr. E. Özlem YİĞİT
Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education
Dr. Lecturer. Member Kerem ÇOLAK
Trabzon University, Fatih Faculty of Education
Dr. Lecturer. Member Gülten YILDIRIM
Pamukkale University, Faculty of Education
Dr. Contact Mustafa directly

This review of the educational backgrounds of adult Roma is one of the measures of the Policy on Roma. It aims to survey the educational history of the adult Roma population in Finland, assess how the Roma approach education, and determine their educational needs.

In March 2018, The Department of Education and Skills of Ireland commissioned a review of career guidance tools and information provision at post-primary level up to further and higher education.

The review looked at the quality of information available in relation to career guidance, the sources of this information, and how the system is organised.

On the 24th April 2019 the resulting report was launched, and can be found here. 

Universities UK has created a framework that can be used to implement an effective mental health and wellbeing strategy across UK universities. It offers advice for tailoring the framework to individual universities and ensures that the benefits of taking a whole university approach, which incorporates senior leadership at all levels, is understood and harnessed. 

The Prisons Education & Library Services for adult prisons in England Policy Framework by the Ministry of Justice provides the minimum mandatory requirements needed to deliver education and library services in adult prisons in England. Governors, heads of groups, the women’s estate, public sector prisons and over 18s young offender institutions are all expected to adhere to the framework. 

Lifelong learning has become a recognized EU-28 education priority in response to fast-paced technological transformations. This paper investigates the impact of employees’ investments in adult education and training on growth, and accounts for different levels of investments by labor earnings and by educational attainment of employees.

The journal „Adult Education“ has been published in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2001 and it is the only printed publication treating issues such as education, learning and training of adults in terms of lifelong learning.

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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.