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Dear EPALE colleagues,
In May we continued to explore how adult learning can help to create active citizens. The community published a number of interesting articles and resources on the role and importance of citizenship education in making societies better.
Between 20-24 May, EPALE organised an online event for collecting good practice examples from citizenship education. We thank everyone for sharing their invaluable contributions with the EPALE community!
Stay tuned for our summary of the topics, tools, programmes, projects and further readings shared during the event.
EPALE Thematic Coordinator Andrew McCoshan showed how work by the Council of Europe can be used to develop the competences we need for effective political participation.
Any practitioner teaching citizenship education needs to be able to value the wisdom of the many and the wisdom of the few, argues Simon Broek.
EAEA Policy Assistant Silvia Tursi reflected on the role of adult learning as a way to participate in society.
Aleksa Jovanović and Maja Maksimović shared with EPALE how sports and adult education can be used to combat xenophobia.
Madeleine Le Bourdon shared insights on how educators can nurture balanced global citizenship education and provided five recommendations for practitioners.
News from around Europe
May was a busy month in the adult learning sector across Europe:
- The Belgian organisation Agoria announced that by 2020 it would develop a 'digital skills passport' for 4.5 million working Belgians. (NL)
- Meanwhile, Slovenia held its annual Lifelong Learning Week with events in 17 cities. (SL)
- Finland’s Minister of Education revealed that one of the main focuses of the Finnish EU presidency would be the promotion of continuous learning. (FI)
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