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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



The Idea of legally compulsory higher education

by Ivana Jevtic
Language: EN

A large number of psychological studies claim that a person's consciousness changes while they are learning, and there are various mental processes that have an effective effect on the development of the brain and the consciousness. Learning affects mental and thought processes. Constant learning creates new neural pathways, with the brain remaining in function and not deteriorating. One of the leading philosophers, Francis Bacon, says that "Knowledge is power"[1]. The process of learning and knowing is a prerequisite for good mental health that affects the quality of life and overall health of an individual in accordance with their development on an intellectual, emotional and social basis. Satisfied members of the society are groups of satisfied individuals in a society, and at the same time form a basis for a healthy and positive society of a non-violent state. Highly qualified and educated members of society are highly aware and have new mental processes. They become active members of society, but also jointly contribute to solving the problems that today's society still faces, and hasn't yet overcome in the 21st century.


In this case, are we talking about the current stagnation of humanity or its potential progress?

Learning process for all is the idea of changing the mentality and consciousness of man; the idea is to move civilization and humanity forward at the turn of the 21st century, but also the ability to reduce the differences that exist between different members of the society, that is, the inhabitants of Europe who are still fighting because of these differences. It also presents an opportunity to reduce the level of violence. National hatred is very visible in Europe, but the European Union also faces great resistance within European countries which are concerned with the loss of their national identities. The idea of the European Union has started a unique process in the world of creating and birthing a new young Europe from an old Europe, into a new non-violent society. This society cannot be based on contracts that some states can enter and leave, or on the imbalance of material goods among people, but must have a newly formed state of Europe with equal laws for all its members. It has to fight for the independence and autonomy that it has lost, for its new identity, its own army and its member states. Unfortunately, every new birth is also a very painful process through which the new Europe must pass. With the population exchange that will happen across Europe with the adoption of one business European language, Europe's population will learn about the diversity of its neighbors and members of the European state, which can lead to the great progress of Europe in line with the accelerated development of IT technology and robotics. Through this, a unified European state will become a new world power and bring about a balance between the world superpowers.

The idea is not only lifelong learning for everyone, but also legally compulsory higher education for all members of the society, which will put an emphasis on IT technology that will become a part of education in all fields of study. Through this approach, man and civilization will make their progress.

In the European Union, unemployment reached a historic record of 12 percent in 2013[2], and those with low qualifications among the unemployed are most affected. This speaks of the need for everyone to be highly qualified in the near future with emphasis on IT technology, because the development of IT technology is accelerating and unstoppable, and we are already seeing a milestone in human civilization.


This is, then, the next requirement in line with the changes, which is an accelerated process of digitization, implementation and introduction of IT technology in the educational process from preschools to higher education, and, of course, in the process of these changes, also for all educators at all levels of education.


Many professions are disappearing and these dynamic changes[3] need to be adapted to as soon as possible, even in advance, which would prevent the harmful consequences which can later occur in society, and are already noticeable now.





(Regional conference on technological innovations "Innovation Talk" 2018. The conference is organized by Color Media Communications, under the auspices of the Cabinet of the Minister for Innovation and Technological Development of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. Panel themes are: Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, Future Technologies, and Corporate Collaboration and Innovation.)

(The International Conference and the New Technologies in Education Fair was held in 2018. The co-organizers of the event were the British Council, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, in cooperation with the Government's Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Team. Platinum partner at this year's conference was Microsoft. 6th International Academic Conference, Places and Technologies "Keeping up with technologies to turn built heritage into the places of future generations", will be held in 2019.)

(Online learning and courses aim to train employees and unemployed people with knowledge that has a practical and immediate use. Knowledge that can help you find employment in your country or abroad, or to progress faster in your career. Trainings and courses are realized online, through a modern distance learning platform. The quality of teaching is almost identical to that in the classroom. The advantage of distance learning is that you can learn at any time of the day, depending on your private and work-related responsibilities)

(Nikola K., Jovana P., Nacionalni andragoški skupovi, Jačanje profesije i povećanje participacije odraslih u učenju, Andragoške studije, Institut za pedagogiju i andragogiju, Beograd, 2014.)

(ICAE - International Council for Adult Education, DVV International, ICAE virtual seminar “Adult Education and Development: Inclusion and Diversity“, Uruguay, Serbia, 2018)

(ICAE - International Council for Adult Education, DVV International, ICAE virtual seminar “Adult Education and Development: Skills and Competencies“,Uruguay, Belgrade, 2017)

(Maja M., Joanna O-K., Katarina P.,Aleksandra B., Contemporary Issues and Perspectives on Gender Research in Adult Education , Institute for Pedagogy and Andragogy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, ESREA - European Society for Research on the Education of Adults Adult Education Society, Belgrade, 2016.)

(Aleksandra P., Regina E., Maria S., Contribution of Research to Improvement of Adult Education Quality, Institute for Pedagogy and Andragogy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia, Institute for Education, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Wurzburg, Germany, Higher Education Research Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland, Belgrade, 2016.)

(Miomir D., Adult Education in Western Balkans, Adult Education Society, DVV International, Belgrade, 2016. This Study is part of the regional project "Confintea VI Follow-up" of the network of DVV International offices and partners in the region of south-east Europe, supported by The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). )

(Survey on adult education providers. The aim of the survey was to collect data for evidence based lobbying. during this process country teams formed national databases of providers on-line software (google forms) was used for questionnaire distribution and data collection. At the end 414 responses were collected in total, during the period of 40 days. SEE region, december 2014.)

(Adult Education Society is a non-profit citizen association, established in 2000, in order to achieve goals in the field of adult learning and education. In addition to the HumanaS network, the Society is also a member of the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA), the European Basic Skills Network (EBSN), the European Pact on Demographic Changes (AFE-INNOVNET), the European Map of Intergenerational Learning (EMIL) and other platforms)

(International Conference "Building Bridges and Adult Education". National partners in the field of Adult Education - ACS, Slovene Association for Adult Education (ADS), Center for Mobility and European Education Programs (CMEPIUS) - National Support Service EPALE, Association of Adult Education Organizations in Secondary Schools (DOIO) and Association of Educational Institutions, Mr. i. z. (ZII) - we organized an international conference. The event was attended by 36 key actors in the field of adult education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia. They were joined by local experts and policy makers in adult education. The conference was intended to examine the current situation in our field of study and to explore opportunities for greater integration and participation in adult education in the future. It was co-financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports and the European Commission, the Erasmus + program, and was held between the 7th and 8th of December 2015 in Ljubljana)


[3] Unemployment, unrest and protests in Europe and other parts of the world, depression, increase in violence and the number of divorces, loneliness as a phenomenon, increase in suicides, human alienation, social vulnerability, migrations, disparity between undeveloped and developed countries in the world, uneven distribution of material goods, great poverty...

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