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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Basic skills

Literacy, numeracy and social skills are fundamental to master typical situations in everyday working life. Competence deficits in this areas can prove to be an obstacle to permanent and successful integration into the labour market especially for migrants, refugees but also for locals.This is where the ERASMUS+ project “Workplace Basic Skills” kicks in!

Lifelong learning festivals were held in Malatya in cooperation with Malatya Governorate and Malatya NSS. Authorities stated that the Learning Festival is a set of activities that aim to increase participation in lifelong learning activities, inform the public about learning opportunities, encourage learning by having fun, and include artistic and cultural performances. and to enable individuals to participate actively in learning processes. Within the scope of the festival, various booths containing adult products were opened for public visits.

Basic literacy and life-skills are general practical skills which are essential for our participation in the local community, for our integration into social life, for our employment, and basic skills also open the doors for us to acquire new specific skills and professional competences. Of course, we can find different definitions in different approaches, but their common feature is that basic skills include reading comprehension, literacy and numeracy skills, oral communication and digital skills, but also social skills which are increasingly emphasised among workplace expectations.

12 December 2019
by Györgyi Bajka

"Literary education at school is a powerful vehicle for decolonizing a strong Eurocentric vision, incapable, that is, of knowing and feeling the other - even within the cultural traditions - not as a threat, but as an opportunity for new and often unpredictable exchanges "

6 December 2019
by Lucia Iacovone

The aim of the Adult Educators’ Unconference is to promote the debating culture in the community of adult education and to bring the topics relevant for the community into focus, in order to find solutions to them together.

EPALE Themenfokus Nachhaltigkeit

Global warming, climate packages, Fridays for Future—discussions about sustainability are currently dominating the media. The EPALE Focus on Sustainability therefore draws on exciting projects from Germany and Europe to take a look at how adult learning is contributing to a sustainable society.

23 October 2019
by EPALE Deutschland

Workplace learning in Germany can be approached through three projects and initiatives: AlphaGrund Bildung für den Arbeitsplatz, BasisKomPlus (Arbeit und Leben) and the Toolbox: Arbeitsorientierte Grundbildung (AoG). This section aims to give a basic introduction to the key materials of these initiatives. 

1 October 2019
by EBSN CBS Editor

Policy background

The Swiss National Law on Adult education is an important policy element in the Swiss context. Follow this link to read more about its role by the conference presentation of Cäcilia Märki (annual conference of the European Basic Skills Network - Tallinn).


1 October 2019
by EBSN CBS Editor

The aim of SkillsPlus is to give adults the opportunity to acquire the basic skills they need to keep up with the demands and changes in modern working life and civil society. Skills Norway has the administrative responsibility for a programme directed towards developing basic competence for working life. The programme was established in 2006. Since then 30 000 participants received training at the workplace.


1 October 2019
by EBSN CBS Editor
Tuesday 10 December 2019, Slovenia

Informativno srečanje ob zaključku projekta LearnersMOT ali sprožanje primarne motivacije za učenje pri malo izobraženih

Slovenska univerza za tretje življenjsko obdobje vas vabi, da se udeležite dogodka za širjenje vedenja o rezultatih projekta Learnersmot ali kako sprožati primarno motivacijo za učenje pri malo izobraženih odraslih ob uporabi pripomočkov IKT.

Saturday 16 November 2019 to Thursday 16 July 2020, Turkey

Tango Course

Purpose of the Training: Teaching Tango as a Dance Type.

Duration of Training: 9 Months (Fees will be collected monthly)

Target Audience: Everyone can participate.

Exams and Evaluation: There will be no exams.

Obligation to Attend Education: Attendance Requirement

Monday 25 November 2019, Hungary

Alapkompetenciák mérése workshop

A Fővárosi Továbbtanulási és Pályaválasztási Intézetben szervez workshopot az EPALE Magyarország és a Magyar Pedagógiai Társaság Felnőttképzési Szakosztálya 2019. november 25-én 14.00–16.00 óra között. Az eseményen témafelvetést tart Gebauer Ferenc, Laki Ildikó, Dunás-Varga Ildikó, Pap Anna és Kraiciné Szokoly Mária, amit a résztvevőkkel tartott beszélgetés zár.

Tuesday 12 November 2019 to Wednesday 13 November 2019, Belgium

Sprijinirea dezvoltării competențelor cheie: abordări și medii de învățare

Conferința va reuni factorii de decizie și alte părți interesate implicate și responsabile pentru implementarea politicilor și reformelor educației școlare. Participanții vor discuta și identifica condițiile sistemice și vor defini orientări politice pentru introducerea și dezvoltarea predarii și învățării bazate pe competențe în școlile din Europa.Consiliul Uniunii Europene a adoptat Recomandarea Consiliului privind competențele cheie pentru învățarea pe tot parcursul vieții pe 22 mai 2018.


Urban gardens are expanding around the world to encourage local production and consumption, social inclusion, dialogue and the adoption of a sustainable way of life. Indeed, whatever its shape, its size, each of them seeks the achievement of common objectives: social, educational, ecological, aesthetic, fun. Thus, they implement participative practices in their design, management and mode of operation.

The WAMDIA curriculum was developed with these users in mind, particularly those who are not IT professionals, but whose work involves creating digital content that must be accessible to all who come across it; in fact, the target is any ICT users conscious of the need to make all the digital content they create accessible to everyone.

Career development has become important factor in life of everyone. Employers are increasingly appreciating skills that enable effective teamwork and creative problem solving. An individual is expected to be open and focused on self-initiative training, knowledge of lifelong learning and education. Employers demand more and more skills from candidates who do not only relate to anindividual's professional competence within the chosen profession.

The Flanders Social and Economic Council (SERV) focuses on the theme of digitization. After all, not only the technologies used are changing, but also tasks and jobs, skills and competences, work forms and work formulas, revenue models and organizational structures are evolving. That is why the social partners published a vision paper and action plan as a start for a digital policy agenda for Flanders. The action plan contains recommendations and actions for the Flemish Government in seven areas. On the meeting day "Literacy at work: w @ is d @?" on November 8, 2019 in Brussels Mieke Valcke from the SERV told more about the plan.

A recording of a lecture by Mr Tamás Harangozó, Chief Editor of the European Basic Skills Network - EBSN, on the topic of a "Key concepts of basic skills learning and how curated resources on EPALE can be utilised for developing policy and practice", at the Third National EPALE Serbia conference held on October 16, 2019 in Belgrade.

A recording of a lecture by Ms Laurence Martin, Director of the Association pour la Promotion du label APP from France, on the topic of a "Personalized approach to the development of key competences in adult learners - a practical example, The APP label", at the Third National EPALE Serbia conference held on October 16, 2019 in Belgrade.

Lifelong learning is an important component of the European Union (EU) strategy
for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Promoting it is part of the EU
guidelines for employment policies as well as the EU education and training
strategy (ET 2020). Job-related adult learning and continuing vocational training
play an essential role in this respect. Beyond initial education, they help to meet
the main skills challenges on the labour market. Adult learning and CVET are
essential to appropriate skills development for employed and non-employed

Zübeyde Ceylan's picture

Halk eğitimleri kurslarının çok kültürlü ve çok dilli bir atmosferde olaması var yerel halk ve mülteci / göçmen topluluğunun entegrasyonunda problemler doğurmaktadır.

Kültürel farklılıklardan çeşitlilik uyumluluk sorunu, iletişim engelleri ve bu engelleri aşma yolları bugün açık alan çok popüler toplumun öncelikli konularından birini arıyorlar.Öğretmenler çok kültürlü sınıf atmosferinde entegrasyon  metot ve tekniklerle problemler yaşıyor bu problemlerin giderilmesinde iyi uygulamalara ihtiyaç duymaktadır.

Olusola McKenzie's picture

We recently delivered an E+ project where we sent both young and older learners to Portugal on a work placement programme.

As we were anticipating that this might be the first time some of our learners had lived away from home, we created a document titled "Independent Living Guide", which covered Planning for travel, work, etc, but also gave our participants tips on Health and Wellbeing and Personal Safety.

I think this could be improved and I would like to ask colleagues what they have used in the past to support their students? 

abdullah öztürk's picture

 Material should be developed for Special Education students according to the type of disability. In this context, we prepared the KA101 project. what materials can be prepared according to the type of obstacle / disability. We need your help. Would you please write your comments. Thank you.