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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Professional development of staff

The OSCE Mission to Skopje and the Ministry for Labor and Social Policy work on promoting women’s leadership in public sector through implementation of a 'Women for Women in the Public Sector – A Mentoring Initiative' for a selected number of central level institutions. The Programme is designed to help women employed in the public administration of North Macedonia to recognize and overcome obstacles in the working place resulting from gender stereotypes and prejudices, and to identify opportunities for their professional development.

In 2017 Secondary grammar school Gymnazium Broumov (the Czech Republic) successfully applied for the grant for a two-year project Erasmus Plus, KA1 (2017-1-CZ01-KA101-034539). Four teachers of English had a unique opportunity to take part in Erasmus+ teacher training courses in Great Britain and Malta. During six stays for two weeks the participants focussed on professional development activities using ICT, creative methods and CLIL.

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.


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:

When working with adults, a lot of expertise usually emerges in the group and a skilful trainer can use this expertise to support learning in the group. The most optimal environment for this to succeed is a group with a trusting atmosphere and a good team spirit.

"For a longer time already, I had been thinking that I would like to participate in training that would give me a comprehensive overview of what the European adult education consists of. I was of course already aware of the basic facts and situation but, in the back of my head, I still had this idea that it could be interesting to delve more deeply into this by sharing practical experiences with course participants from different European countries."

The goal of the course was to increase the understanding of emotional intelligence and improve coaching skills for situations in which we are teaching, motivating and interacting with others. The course was based on the theory of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). NLP is a model of how the brain works: how we learn, think, communicate, make decisions and find motivation and how to achieve changes that we want.

What does people leadership look like today and tomorrow? How do you inspire employees and commit them to the routines and community of an educational institution if you can’t resort to the financial incentives used in business life? How can we, as supervisors, lead and act to ensure that all members of the work community can take part in development and how can we bring about an inspiring atmosphere at work?

My goal was to get to exchange experiences with colleagues around Europe. As an adult education trainer from KSL Study Centre, I also wanted to improve myself and get new perspective to the main topic of the course: Communication Skills and Public Speaking.

Thursday 27 June 2019, Italy

Competenze ed accoglienza in un’ottica di rete

Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per il Lazio


Progetto CRS&S seconda annualità – DD 1538/2017 – Piano nazionale triennale della ricerca

“Competenze ed accoglienza in un’ottica di rete”

Evento Conclusivo e di Restituzione Giovedì 27.06.2019 - ore 10.00 presso IPSOA “CELLETTI” FORMIA


Programma - Saluti della Dirigente Scolastica dell’ “IPSOA” Celletti – Formia Prof.ssa Monica Piantadosi

Monday 1 July 2019, Germany

Veranstaltungsreihe: "Rückfall in eine autoritäre Zukunft?" – Autoritäre Tendenzen als Herausforderung für politische Bildung

Die Debatten darüber, ob mit rechtspopulistischen Akteuren gesprochen und diese zu Veranstaltungen eingeladen werden sollen, verdecken die viel grundlegenderen Herausforderungen. Welches Verständnis von Demokratie und Menschenrechten liegt der politischen Bildung zugrunde? Welche Rolle und welches Selbstverständnis haben Akteure der politischen Bildung?

Thursday 19 September 2019 to Friday 31 January 2020, Estonia


Innowise Koolitaja Kompetentsikeskuse ja Eesti Täiskasvanute Koolitajate Kogukond koostöös välja töötatud põhjalik täiskasvanute koolitaja väljaõpe, mis annab Sulle tugeva baasi, teadmised ja oskused, et edukalt töötada koolitajana. Koolitusel läbitakse kõik koolitajale vajalikud kompetentsid - saad laiapõhjalised teadmised täiskasvanute koolitamise põhimõtetest ja kaasaegsed oskused koolitamiseks.

Wednesday 12 June 2019, Spain

Conferencia sobre pensamiento computacional en la ULL

El miércoles 12 de junio a las 18:00 horas la Dra. Coromoto León, catedrática en el área de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos de la Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), cerrará el ciclo de Debates Digitales programado para esta edición de TECNOEDU (2019) con una conferencia sobre “Pensamiento computacional: ¿programación o robótica?”

Sunday 7 July 2019 to Saturday 13 July 2019, Croatia

Special needs in Education

Creating a proper and supportive learning environment for special needs children might be a challenge for teachers. It requires a detailed knowledge of how a teacher should address the students´ learning needs and how support them in their educational path. 

Within our Special needs in education course, you will have  an amazing opportunity to visit institutions for special needs in education and to learn with our lecturers.


Sunday 7 July 2019 to Saturday 13 July 2019, Croatia

Stress management and preventing Burnout

In today’s busy world avoiding  stress might be a tricky task to achieve. We are surrounded by stressful factors on a regular basis, at work, school, even at home. When stress becomes overwhelming it may lead to serious physical and mental issues. Working for the same company/organization for years can cause burnout and a feeling of disillusionment with your career. Fortunately, it is not a hopeless situation, there are many things that can be done in order to handle stress better and avoid burnout.

Wednesday 12 June 2019, Luxembourg

Formation - Se gérer dans le temps pour en gagner

Quoi que vous ayez à faire, une journée aura toujours 24h…

A vous de vous gérer pour optimiser au mieux votre temps et profiter de chaque moment, sans stress et avec beaucoup de plaisir.

Des lois sur la gestion du temps vous en connaissez certainement, mais les utilisez vous à bon escient ? Changez votre manière de faire… Tant qu’il vous reste du temps, nous vous guiderons…


Looking for a flexible, interactive and, above all, a practical training course that will make it easier to plan classes and interact with your students using digital instruments and tools? is a great opportunity for you to become a more competent digital teacher. 

The Corporate Learning Tool is a free, online tool aiming to improve the competiveness of European Academic Spin-Offs and Start-ups by supporting them to effectively deal with the challenges faced when internationalising their businesses and to improve their global talent management. Here bellow is available the direct link to this online training tool.

The Handbook on Transnational Entrepreneurship and Effective Internationalization Strategies for Spin Offs (pdf version available here bellow) is the off-line (downloadable) version of the training programme.

The two resources were gathered by Focus Groups as part of the DIGIT project. The target groups (adult educators, adults and other relevant stakeholders such as digital experts and public body representatives) were brought together to discuss the issues, dangers and opportunities of the digital world. The Focus groups results were illustrated by an infographic and one of the results of the Manifesto is a one-page document comprising 20 useful tips for becoming a responsible digital user and citizen.

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.

Learning in the flow of work is a new idea: it recognizes that for learning to really happen, it must fit around and align itself to working days and working lives. Rather than think of corporate learning as a destination, it’s now becoming something that comes to us. 

Through good design thinking and cutting-edge technology, we can build solutions and experiences that make learning almost invisible in our jobs. One could argue that Google and YouTube are two of the earliest “learning in the flow” platforms, which we now take for granted.

The transfer of knowledge between science and practice is an important matter for the European economy. Research institutes, by their scientific work, have an important role in the development of the agricultural sector. Crucial for effective use of knowledge is communication between scientific and agricultural domains. Despite constant efforts and care of quality level in knowledge transfer, there are still obstacles and problems encountered.

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.
"Creativity development in adult education" is 24 months Nordplus project with an aim to develop training tool for adult trainers. The main project approach is targeted through non-formal learning activities, which aim at enhancing the creativity skills and competences of adult education trainers and learners.

The professionalisation has been one of the key problems of that adult education for a long time. A lot of achievements have been made in other areas of adult education, but far less in professionalisation – a clear identification of the staff working in this area is still missing. This paper analyzes the importance of the process of professionalization of adult education, the achievements (especially in Germany), the key problems and obstacles, but also a need for more intensiv scientific and professional engagement, as well as for clear and consequent solutions.

abdullah öztürk's picture

 Material should be developed for Special Education students according to the type of disability. In this context, we prepared the KA101 project. what materials can be prepared according to the type of obstacle / disability. We need your help. Would you please write your comments. Thank you.

Jodie Crossley's picture

This exciting event is an excellent opportunity to discuss the strategies that make ‘digital learning’ work. The conference will provide the space to share best practice, case studies and innovative approaches to digital learning.

What are you hoping to get out of the day? do you want to learn how to develop online provision for adult learning? or perhaps you would like to understand how technology can support inclusive teaching and learning?

Look forward to reading your comments below.



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"Etre formateur-formatrice aujourd'hui en Europe"

Dans un monde en perpétuel mouvement où le développement des compétences est nécessaire, la formation est de plus en plus sollicitée. Elle offre aussi de nouvelles formes d'apprentissage. De fait, le métier de formateur est hétérogène. Il évolue et se modifie selon les pays et les contextes.

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Today is World Teacher's Day! Thousands of teachers make up EPALE's vast community of adult learning professionals across Europe, and we want to hear from you.

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Has there been a learner who has stuck in your mind? Maybe you remeber a moment when you realised the work you do had made an impact on the life of somebody you have taught?

Share the stories of your best teaching moments below.