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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



What is the European Commission doing to improve adult learning?

Language: EN
Document available also in: DE HU LT

EPALE Belgium, in cooperation with the European Commission and the European Association for the education of Adults (EAEA), invites you to the event

What is the European Commission doing to improve adult learning?

Tuesday 19 September 2017


More adult learning can help Europe overcome the economic crisis, meet the need for new skills, and keep its ageing workforce productive. Learning is also essential for social inclusion and active citizenship. These days, people cannot just rely on the skills they acquired at school to last them till the end of their working life. That’s why adult learning is a vital component of the European Commission's lifelong learning policy. The Commission is committed to helping all EU countries create adult learning systems that are flexible, of high quality, with excellent teaching and with the full involvement of (formal and non-formal) adult learning providers, local authorities, employers, social partners, civil society, and cultural organizations.



12.00 h: Welcome, lunch, introduction to EPALE

13.30 h: Visit to the House of European History 

15.30 h: Session with Martina Ní Cheallaigh from DG Employment at the European Commission. She’ll explain what the Commission has been doing to improve policy and provision for adult learning in Europe. Gina Ebner takes a look at the role of civil society. Afterwards we discuss what all this means for people in adult education in their everyday job and what support is needed to improve adult learning.

17.30 h: Drinks and networking opportunity.

This event is FREE of charge for registered EPALE members only. Register to EPALE easily.

Are you professionally involved in formal or non-formal adult learning (as a teacher, provider, local authority, civil society or cultural organization, employer or social partner...)?

Then please SUBSCRIBE to reserve your place at the event. Because of the multilingual target audience the language spoken (mainly) will be English.


After your subscription you will get an e-mail from us with a confirmation and all practical details.

This event is a part of the EAEA Younger Staff Training 2017.






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  • Demo account EPALE's picture

    A very interesting event. Thank you for letting us know.