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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


EPALE celebrates its third anniversary

by EPALE Moderator
Language: EN
Document available also in: FI EL SV LV PL SL FR IT LT BG HU ET PT ES NL DE DA RO CS HR

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We are happy to announce that in April 2018 EPALE turns three! It has been an exciting three years for us as our community has grown from a few hundred to over 37,000 registered members, with thousands of adult learning professionals visiting the platform every month to find support or inspiration. Thanks to the hard work of the 36 national EPALE teams across Europe, our mission to support the adult learning community is still going strong.


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EPALE 3rd Anniversary


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Our community

EPALE is a one stop shop for anyone working in the adult learning sector – we help our members stay up to date with the latest developments, find inspiration for projects, look for practical resources, find project partners and discuss ideas with their peers.

Take a look at what some of our members from across Europe said about us:



EPALE is the right solution for educators since it provides them with verified high-quality content which has already been tested and used by other colleagues across Europe.

Darijan Novak, adult educator 

We signed up on EPALE because we needed a fourth partner for our project. Within a few days, a lot of organisations contacted us, and in the end we could select from a group of highly qualified candidates. We are really pleased with how EPALE worked for us.

Anna Margrét and Linda Dröfn, specialists at the Evris Foundation

EPALE is about sharing expertise and enabling policymakers and practitioners across Europe to come together and learn from one another.

Andrew McCoshan, adult learning policy expert

The EPALE platform offers us an opportunity to connect with other individual practitioners and organisations, and share case studies and approaches.

Emma Whitelock, CEO at LEAD Scotland


EPALE’s networks of ambassadors and experts

EPALE’s national teams are building wide networks of ambassadors and experts whose role is not only to contribute with high-quality content, but also to spread the word about EPALE among their peers, so that more people can take advantage of the platform’s benefits. Their first meeting was organised in Rome by EPALE’s National Support Service in Italy, where over 70 ambassadors and EPALE members from 18 countries got together to discuss how to make national adult education support more efficient through the collaboration of experts at the local level.

Here are some interviews we have collated from across Europe:



For many years I have been working in adult education in different sectors – academic research as well as civil society – so becoming an EPALE Ambassador was an obvious choice for me. I expect this experience will help me build Europe bottom up together with other colleagues who consider education a driver of real change.

Gilda Esposito, EPALE ambassador, Italy

I became an EPALE ambassador to show the world, and especially European leaders and Dutch leaders, the requirements to construct high-quality adult education.

Kees Hammink, EPALE ambassador, the Netherlands

EPALE is a meeting place between three actors – practitioners, researchers and organisations – and its main goal is to connect these different actors.

Isabelle Houot, EPALE expert, France

By sharing expertise and experience from across Europe, EPALE can help us develop better resources and provision and ensure that the learning and training needs of adults are met.

Abdul Qadir, EPALE ambassador, the United Kingdom



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  • Dariusz Maryniek's picture
    EPALE offers a wide range of high-quality learning programs, blog posts, news stories, events and networking tools aligned with five themes. I am delighted to be a member of the EPALE team.
    Shiny Windows

  • Caroline Smith's picture

    I am glad to be part of this community EPALE that about to turns three this April which has shares valuable resources for the young professionals, teachers, educators as well as researchers about adult learning. Since I became a part of Personal Statement Folks where have been assisting university students in writing their personal statement to grab admission with guarantee, They would also happy to be a part of this community that provides verified high-quality content which has already been tested.

  • Lifelong learning network Macedonia's picture
    Congratulations and all the best in the future work!May you spread this positive energy among us for many, many years further on!
  • Inga Jagelavičiūtė's picture
    It is  a great pleasure to be a member of EPALE team for all these three years. EPALE becomes the place were the most active adult educators meet, share their experience and develope their competencies. There are a lot of interesting news about the developed projects, methodological ideas, held conferencies and ect. Good luck to all the members of EPALE. 
  • Filomena Montella's picture
    Grazie Epale, perché il confronto con altre realtà europee amplifica le mie idee.
    Grazie Epale, perché le informazioni che si trasmettono qualificano il mio lavoro.
    Grazie Epale, perché mi dai modo di mettere in rete il mio lavoro con i miei studenti adulti.
  • Cath Harcula's picture
    The achievements over the first three years are impressive, I wonder what we will go on to achieve over the next three years now that we have solid foundations to build on.
  • Elena Trepule's picture
    I watch this portal grow from rudiment phase with barely basic information to hundreds of articles and sources to be chosen not only in EN, but also in national languages. It is an important virtual space for adult educators across Europe. 
  • ALPER GÖZEN's picture
    Tebrikler, EPALE! 
    Congratulations EPALE!
  • norwegian board's picture
    thanks alot
  • Etelberto Costa's picture
    Like a baby, but industry 4.0!, still watching this world. However with the great power of improving, innovating and giving chances for Learning.