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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Social inclusion

Charter of Common Refugee Strategies is a European cooperation project; it aims to help newly arrived refugees and the professionals working with them.

CORES addresses refugees’ issues by working with adult education providers in different program countries to ease the burden of refugees’ crisis left on governments in EU, contributing to the newly arrived and host society mutual acceptance.

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.

The project ‘WelComm 2 Explore Europe: Integrated language and cultural learning at early age’ uses regional heritage across Europe and creates multimedia materials for children to help them learn more about the history, nature and culture of their new homeland.

“InterCult” is a European cooperation project aimed at improving the intercultural skills of educators for delivering efficient language training to adult migrants. InterCult is developing an Intercultural Trainers Kit which will provide different methodologies and techniques for improving educators’ skills related to mutual understanding, cultural dialogue, tolerance and inclusion, awareness raising on cultural specifics of migrants and utilization of opportunities to use these specifics in a learning environment.

The 16th Cork Lifelong Learning Festival will be taking place between Sunday, April 7th and Sunday, April 14th, promoting and celebrating learning for everyone and across all ages in the city and county. 

This festival began as a pilot project in 2004 organised and co-ordinated by the Cork Learning Forum, a partnership forum of educational groups and organisations, and other stakeholders in the city.

The 9th Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival will be taking place between Monday, April 8th and Sunday, April 14th, celebrating all learning opportunities in the city. 

This weeklong festival is organised and co-ordinated by the Learning Limerick Steering Group, a partnership forum of educational groups and organisations, and other stakeholders in the city that have a role in learning in limerick.

Games are often regarded as children’s domain. In the first years of their development, children explore their environment and acquire basic skills, which they improve as a result of competing. Competing is perceived as fun and allows them to have a good time. However, nowadays games intended for adults are becoming more and more popular. This form of entertainment allows grown ups to break away from their everyday routine (for example computer games), spend time with friends (for example board games) or move about (for example location-based games). It serves the community and boosts integration and education (for example during business events). But talking about games in the context of adults is quite unusual. By implementing the LoGaSET project, we decided to test how effective this method is when working with people over 60.

15 trainees who attended the İŞKUR-supported clothing course in Toprakkale Public Education Center explained the opportunities provided by the course and their thoughts about the course with a video. These trainees are all housewifes and the course lasts for 552 hours in total. Every week days, from Monday to Friday, trainees come to clothing workshop and produce. Every day, there is an 8 hours of course which makes 40 hours in a week.

2 May 2019
by ibrahim kızıl
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.
Wednesday 25 September 2019, Sweden

Konference om voksenlæring og inklusion

Alle er enige: Civilsamfundet er en uvurderlig ressource når det gælder at skabe deltagelse - ikke mindst for flygtninge og nyandkomne. Men for at udnytte civilsamfundets magt kræves et velfungerende samarbejde med offentligheden.

Under konferencen spørger vi, hvordan vi skaber bedre forhold for civilsamfundet. Vi har inviteret forskere, centrale aktører i civilsamfundet og den offentlige sektor i Norden for at diskutere med dig hvordan vi bedst udnytter civilsamfundets viden og magt.

Wednesday 18 September 2019 to Friday 20 September 2019, Czech Republic

TCA Event: Centres of lifelong education established within universities: support for lifelong learning and social inclusion

Apply now for funding to attend the Erasmus+ Transnational Cooperation Activities' (TCA) event about Centres of lifelong education established within universities and the support they provide for lifelong learning and social inclusion. The deadline for applications is Monday, 1 July 2019.

Monday 23 September 2019 to Wednesday 25 September 2019, Ireland

TCA Event: Inclusion and Diversity Strategy

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.

Wednesday 12 June 2019, Belgium

Final Conference "From Home to Work"

In dieser Konferenz stellen die Partner des EU-Projekts ICARO die Ergebnisse von 2 Jahren Arbeit vor: Für die Ermittlung und Verbesserung der Soft Skills wurde ein Assessment Tool und ein blended-learning-Kurs entwickelt und erprobt. In den 6 Partnerländern wurden lokale Stakeholder involviert, um aus ihrer Sicht zu beschreiben, welche Soft Skills für die Jobsuche wichtig sind.
Wednesday 22 May 2019, Ireland

Social Inclusion Forum 2019

The Social Inclusion Forum (SIF) was established by Government as part of the structures to monitor and evaluate Ireland’s National Action Plan for Social Inclusion (NAPinclusion). The Social Inclusion Division of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has been given the responsibility by the Government to convene the Forum and is assisted in this work by the Community Work Ireland (CWI) and the European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland (EAPN Ireland).

Tuesday 28 May 2019, Belgium

Local development through citizens' empowerment

The workshop will present the results of the project LQN (LebensQualität durch Nähe-Quality of life through proximity) carried out by 5 adult education institutions in Austria, Germany and Italy and the European Association for the Education of Adults, which addressed the need of municipalities to empower citizens and improve their involvement in participatory projects to tackle civic and social challenges.

Wednesday 5 June 2019, Poland

Przyszłość HR. Rynek pracy a niepełnosprawność

Jedną z największych barier wzrostu gospodarczego Polski jest niska podaż osób do pracy. Tymczasem w naszym w społeczeństwie funkcjonuje ponad 1️,2 miliona osób z różnymi niepełnosprawnościami biernych zawodowo. Przy odpowiednim ułożeniu procesów biznesowych z instrumentami polityk publicznych, co najmniej 400 tyś. z nich może zasilić rynek pracy.

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.

The publication "GETTING OUT OF THE SHADOW good practices in adult education in the area of social inclusion" is the result of the project "Adult education as a tool for social inclusion" implemented as part of the Erasmus+ Adult Education program. During 3 years within international partnership EDU4ADU we looked for answers, methods and tools, which would improve the quality of learning and supporting in the process of social inclusion for people threatened with marginalization.

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.

As part of the Erasmus + project "E-citizen - effective inclusion through e-governance services", four organizations from countries such as Poland, Turkey, Spain and the Czech Republic have set themselves the goal of finding answers to the question: how much still growing e-services offered as part of the idea e-governance can create conditions for increasing digital competences of European citizens and include them in decision making at the local, regional or national level. In the article the main results of the project are presented.

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. 

Kaikkien Vaalit (Our Election) is Moniheli's democracy education activity. The goal of the #KaikkienVaalit campaign is to promote the participation and influencing of immigrants in the Finnish society. The Helsinki workshops and events are supported by the City of Helsinki's integration grant, but the workshop materials are freely available for all!

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.

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.
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.
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As part of our March focus, EPALE is organising a written discussion on how to ensure inclusion in adult learning and what makes for an inclusive adult learning provision. The discussion will take place on this page on 22 March at 10:00 CET and will be moderated by EPALE Thematic Coordinator Simon Broek and Ellen Boeren. Don’t miss the opportunity to share your views and experiences with the EPALE community.
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On average, women around the EU earn 16% less per hour than men. Women earn less over their lifetimes, have a lower employment rate and are more likely to be living in poverty.

Adult learning has the power to change this. How do you think adult learning can help to address gender inequality?