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Can adult learning create active citizens

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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.


Blog posts

EPALE podcast May 2019: Can adult learning create active citizens (EN)

Can adult learning turn inactive people into active citizens? Thematic Coordinators Andrew McCoshan, David Mallows, Markus Palmén and Simon Broek, got together to discuss.

Improving participation in Europe’s parliamentary elections: tools for adult educators (EN, DE)

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.

Cat videos, conspiracy theories and the wisdom of the few (EN, CS)

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.

Adult education: from learning to participate, to participating through learning (EN, DE)

EAEA Policy Assistant Silvia Tursi reflected on the role of adult learning as a way to participate in society.

Crossing the borders - promoting togetherness through sports and adult education (EN, EL, CS)

Aleksa Jovanović and Maja Maksimović shared with EPALE how sports and adult education can be used to combat xenophobia.

Global citizenship education: acknowledging the importance of informal spaces for learning (EN)

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:


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