Fundacja Rozwoju Systemu Edukacji (Foundation for the Development of the Education System)
Foundation for the Development of the Education System (FRSE) is a State Treasury foundation established on 11 October 1993. The Foundation’s main aim is to support activities leading to the development of education in Poland. FRSE realises its aim mainly through the coordination of educational programmes of the European Union. The programmes target a broad range of participants from children and young people to adults – from pre-schoolers to senior citizens.
The Foundation acted as National Agency of Socrates, Lifelong Learning Programme as well as Youth and Youth in Action programmes and currently acts as the National Agency of Erasmus+ Programme for all fields of education, training and youth. On 17 April 2014 the Foundation was designated to act as the EPALE National Support Service in Poland.
The EPALE National Support Service (NSS), located in the Foundation for the Development of the Education System, is responsible for the implementation of the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) in Poland.
Among the most important tasks of the NSS there are: informing potential users representing adult education sector in Poland about the platform, its resources and functionalities, encouraging them to register on the platform and use its offer (blogs, discussion groups, event calendar, resource centre, etc.), contribution to the development of the platform’s content (e.g. through writing/researching articles, courses, events as well as projects’ results).
Representatives of the National Support Service will present the platform and its functionalities during national/regional meetings, seminars and conferences, including information meetings as well as and meetings with beneficiaries of Erasmus+ program, adult education sector. In addition, mailing addressed to broad stakeholder group of adult education sector will be conducted. The platform will be also promoted through the website of the Foundation for the Development of the Education System and websites of other adult education organizations, in social media (mainly Facebook) as well as in the newsletter and a quarterly magazine “Europa dla aktywnych” (“Europe for the Active”) published by the Foundation for the Development of the Education System. Articles about the platform will be published in branch press and websites concerning adult education. Flyers produced upon the initiative of the NSS will support promotional activities.
The NSS also produces its own materials and content that is published on the platform. It is worth mentioning that one of the NSS’s tasks is translation into Polish of key EPALE content.
Important role in promotion of the platform in Poland is played by so-called EPALE ambassadors. 8 ambassadors chosen by the NSS represent diverse groups involved in adult education in Poland. Their role is to: support the development of the platform, promotion of EPALE among stakeholders of adult education, show its functionalities and encourage people to register on EPALE, create and research the content. The NSS is planning to organize regular consultative and training sessions for ambassadors.
Moreover, the NSS will support the EPALE Central Support Service (CSS) in activities relating to the implementation of the platform in Europe.
The NSS also cooperate with the National Coordinator for the implementation of the European Agenda for Adult Learning in Poland.
- Ministerstwo Edukacji Narodowej (Ministry of National Education) http://www.men.gov.pl; krajowy koordynator upowszechniania europejskiej agendy na rzecz uczenia się dorosłych – Stanisław Drzażdżewski http://men.gov.pl/pl/jakosc-edukacji/planowanie-strategiczne-i-uczenie-sie-przez-cale-zycie
- Ministerstwo Rodziny, Pracy i Polityki Społecznej (Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy) http://www.mpips.gov.pl
- Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego (Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego) http://www.nauka.gov.pl
- Ministerstwo Administracji i Cyfryzacji (Ministry of Administration and Digitization) https://mac.gov.pl
- Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego (Ministry of Culture and National Heritige) http://mkidn.gov.pl
- Ministerstwo Sportu i Turystyki (Ministry of Sport and Tourism) http://www.msport.gov.pl
- Pełnomocnik Rządu do Spraw Społeczeństwa Obywatelskiego i Równego Traktowania http://www.spoleczenstwoobywatelskie.gov.pl
- Instytut Badań Edukacyjnych (Educational Research Institute) http://www.ibe.edu.pl
- Krajowy Ośrodek Wspierania Edukacji Zawodowej i Ustawicznej (National Centre for Supporting Vocational and Continuing Education) http://new.koweziu.edu.pl
- Polska Agencja Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości (Polish Agency for Enterprise Development) http://www.parp.gov.pl
- Fundacja Rozwoju Systemu Edukacji (Foundation for the Development of the Education System) http://www.frse.org.pl
- Akademickie Towarzystwo Andragogiczne http://www.ata.edu.pl
- Fundacja "Ogólnopolskie Porozumienie Uniwersytetów Trzeciego wieku" http://www.fundacjaoputw.pl
- Ogólnopolska Federacja Stowarzyszeń Uniwersytetów Trzeciego Wieku (Polish Association of Universities of the Third Age) http://www.federacjautw.pl
- Towarzystwo Uniwersytetów Ludowych http://tul.org.pl
- Ogólnopolskie Stowarzyszenie Dyrektorów Centrów Kształcenia Ustawicznego
- Polska Izba Firm Szkoleniowych http://www.pifs.org.pl
- Związek Zakładów Doskonalenia Zawodowego http://zzdz.pl
- Polska Konfederacja Pracodawców Prywatnych Lewiatan http://konfederacjalewiatan.pl
- Związek Rzemiosła Polskiego (Polish Craft Association) http://www.zrp.pl
EPALE Ambassadors in Poland
Beata Ciężka – an evaluator, author, and trainer in the field of evaluation. She has an extensive experience in the implementation of EC research and evaluation projects. She specializes in educational programs and projects. She is the founder of the Polish Evaluation Society.
Radosław Czahajda - a trainer, researcher, activist. The coordinator of the European society of Trainers’ Forum, the co-founder of an incubator for social innovation Impossible. He held over 1500 hours of trainings and workshops for trainers, corporations and non-governmental organisations in a dozen of European countries.
PhD Ewa Duda - mathematician, university lecturer. She is an employee of the Department of Social Foundations of Education Development of Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education in Warsaw, long-term teacher and coordinator of EU projects at the Centre for Lifelong Learning.
Barbara Habrych - pedagogue, HR expert, business and education trainer. She specialises in recruitment and labour market, HR processes, adult education, tutoring and developing future competences.
Monika Hausman-Pniewska - trainer and facilitator, for many years she has been working in the non-governmental sector and adult education (especially the non-formal and informal). She is a vice-president of the NGO Trainers Association STOP.
dr Marta Kosińska – the cultural expert, she works at the Institute of Cultural Studies of the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan. The co-founder, activist, and researcher at the Center for Educational Practices at CK Zamek in Poznań. The trainer in the field of the cultural education, adviser, and consultant of educational activities, project evaluator, researcher and project coordinator in the field of cultural education.
Rafał Kunaszyk - expert in the area of education, labour market; trainer and management advisor. He works on the development of competences, qualifications. He is a board member of the Family Business Initiative Association, member of the Founders and the Programme Councils of the Life-Science Cluster and Programme Director of Intelligent Development Forum.
Sławomir Łais - OSI CompuTrain management’s Managing Director, creator of Learning Battle Cards, the author of „Projektowanie efektywnych szkoleń” and the blog praktykatrenera.pl. He is a leader of a Commission on E-Learning based next to Polish Chamber of Training Companies. The co-founder of XY Learning Team. He is the co-author of „Biała Księga Usług Rozwojowych”.
Piotr Maczuga – for over ten years he has been dealing with the issues related to the new technologies in adult education. He is the co-author of textbooks on webinars, webcasts, knowledge pills and other methodologies, the author of training and publications in the field of the multimedia in learning and business. The author of the blog www.maczuga.edu.pl/blog/ .
dr hab. Małgorzata Rosalska – a pedagogue, vocational counselor, lecturer in the Department of Continuing Education and Career Guidance at the Faculty of Educational Studies of the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan. She specializes in issues related to the education and career counseling, labor market policy, adult education and educational policy.
Monika Schmeichel-Zarzeczna – an art historian, cultural animator, librarian, graphic designer and curator of exhibitions. Currently, she works at the H. Łopaciński Municipal Public Library in Lublin where she conducts workshops and meetings for diverse age groups. A member of the LABiB National Network of Librarians.
dr Monika Sulik – an academic lecturer. She conducts the original didactic classes in the subject of the biography in education. She is the certified academic trainer and mentor. Since 2018 she has been the secretary of the editorial staff of the "Edukacja Dorosłych" journal.
Karolina Suska - sociologist, trainer, educator, director of cultural institutions. She is a graduate of the Jagiellonian University, the PAFW School of Leaders and the Academy of Cultural Leaders. A rural activist fascinated by working for the benefit of local communities, with particular emphasis on activities for women. She is passionate about discovering people's potential.
dr Marcin Szeląg - an art historian and educator. He is the employee of the Department of Artistic Education and Curating at University of the Arts in Poznań. For over a dozen years he specializes in cultural education in cultural institutions, in particular museums. The co-founder of Forum Museum Educators. He is an animator for scientific and research events.
dr Nina Woderska – a pedagogue, the lecturer at the Higher School of Health Science and Personnel Education School, the employee of the Center for Senior Initiatives in Poznań and the coach at the Association for Development of Civic Education CREO.
Rafał Żak – a trainer / coach / author / speaker. He specializes in the development of people and organizations. He promotes evidence-based development. The author of the books: "Personal development. The manual" and "Don`t think that NLP will disappear ".