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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Community learning

We got an amazing experience to be invited to the EPALE Conference 2019. We gained new knowledge, information regarding the adult learning, also about how to use the platform and how we will be able to leverage it in the future.

We also got an opportunity to share our experiences with EPALE platform. As we are starting now our Erasmus Plus projects, we will be even more aware of all great features, which is offering EPALE for project implementation and dissemination.

Thank you again team EPALE, EPALE Slovakia, we really appreciate to get this opportunity.

The first edition of the magazine “Citizens for change”, a messenger of the Civica Mobilitas program for support of the civic society of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), but also, a messenger of the civil society in general. The name of the magazine is taken from the slogan of the program which, we believe, clearly reflects the efforts of Civica Mobilitas, and more widely as well. 

Birmingham City Council is accepting applications for grants to the value of £2,250 that will enable the receivers to deliver English language acquisition activities over a period of twelve months with refugees and migrants. There are two funding rounds, the first ending on 30 September 2019 and the second ending on 31 October 2019.

During this event, 100 Knitted Knockers (Soft and comfortable knitted fillers placed in the bra to provide shape for women who have undergone surgery) were presented to the Aurora Support Unit at Mater Dei Hospital. Participants of the Creative Knitting open classes, held at the Lifelong Learning Centre Msida, and at the Active Ageing Centre made these knitted knockers, which will be distributed to cancer patients

A family learning together

Cath Harcula adds to the series of blog posts exploring adult learning and workforce development, focusing on family learning. The family learning workforce is noted to have struggled to evidence the impact of their work and that it requires an evidence collecting and sharing model to enable the sector to grow. Cath will be delivering the process model at the EPALE UK and Learning & Work Institute joint annual conference on 23 October 2019. 

15 October 2019
by Cath Harcula

In an increasingly fast-changing and digital world, both adult education organizations and libraries are exploring new roles, methods and services in lifelong learning. We are constantly looking for ways to better reach our customers and make our services more easily accessible to learners.

Businessmen on wooden blocks being held in another businessman's hand

Reduced public budgets and greater health needs of the aging population call for new solutions for health. These solutions imply greater expectations from citizens and more collaboration from the services. This blog explores what adult educators need to learn to create new ways of working, achieve shared outcomes and let go of their fear of scrutiny.

1 October 2019
by Mark Ravenhall

At Southern Regional College (SRC), we have spent decades building on what came before and bring that experience forward to meet the challenges of the present. An international two-year partnership with several other EU countries allowed for the development of an online equality and diversity programme supporting migrant, refugee and asylum seeker communities.

11 September 2019

September is a very busy month in the calendar for learning celebrations, with Reading in Prison Day, International Literacy Day, National Coding Week, European Day of Languages, Maths Week Scotland and International Week of Happiness at Work all taking place. This post summarises the national and international awareness days and weeks.

4 September 2019
Monday 18 November 2019 to Sunday 24 November 2019, Lithuania

2019 metų suaugusiųjų mokymosi savaitė „Mokymosi pasaulis laukia. Keliaukim!“

2019 m. lapkričio 18 – 24 dienomis Lietuvos suaugusiųjų švietimo asociacija kviečia švietimo, kultūros ir meno, verslo įstaigas, institucijas, organizacijas ir visus suaugusiuosius leistis į mokymosi kelionę – 20-tąją suaugusiųjų mokymosi savaitę

Tuesday 8 October 2019 to Friday 11 October 2019, Romania

Obiectivele Globale- Ce trebuie să știi?

Vă invităm la un curs de două zile și jumătate în care să explorăm împreună moduri în care putem contribui la îndeplinirea obiectivelor cuprinse în Agenda 2030 asumată de toate statele membre ONU.

Acest curs se adreseaza adulților, bibliotecari publici si lucrători de tineret, care doresc să-și dezvolte cunoștințele despre Obiectivele de Dezvoltare Durabilă, dar și capacitatea de a-i implica pe cei din jur, prin evenimente, acțiuni, ateliere educative.

Monday 30 September 2019 to Sunday 6 October 2019, Hungary

Országos Könyvtári Napok

2019-ben az Országos Könyvtári Napok tematikája az ENSZ fenntartható fejlődési keretrendszerére épül. A "Könyvtárak az emberekért  - felelősségünk a Földért" projekt keretében a kapcsolódó témák közül igyekeznek könyvtári környezetben, sajátos eszközökkel alaposabban körüljárni néhányat a szervezők, bízva abban, hogy az információk átadásával egy-egy apró lépést tehetünk közösen a megoldás felé.
Thursday 24 October 2019 to Friday 25 October 2019, Europe

III Ogólnopolska Konferencja "Miejsca Otwarte" Przestrzeń spotkań sąsiedzkich.

III Ogólnopolska Konferencja Miejsca Otwarte. Przestrzeń spotkań sąsiedzkich. Urząd Miasta Stołecznego Warszawy ma zaszczyt zaprosić na trzecią ogólnopolską konferencję poświęconą kierunkom rozwoju miejsc działających lokalnie. Konferencja „MIEJSCA OTWARTE. Przestrzeń spotkań sąsiedzkich” odbędzie się w dniach 24-25 października 2019 r. w Domu Kultury Kadr. Tegoroczna konferencja będzie dedykowana osobom na co dzień wspierającym mieszkańców w ich lokalnych działaniach – animatorkom i animatorom miejsc otwartych. Skierowana jest zarówno do pracowników samorządów i instytucji lokalnych, jak i przedstawicieli organizacji pozarządowych czy podmiotów komercyjnych, otwartych na współpracę z lokalną społecznością. Celem konferencji jest wsparcie animatorek i animatorów, jak również ich przełożonych, wiedzą rozwijającą potencjał ich codziennej pracy. Zaproszeni eksperci poprowadzą wykłady i warsztaty poświęcone zarówno tworzeniu przyjaznej przestrzeni, jak i metodom zadbania o siebie w obliczu wyzwań, a także systemowym modelom wsparcia animatorek i animatorów lokalnej społeczności przez instytucje i samorząd. Udział w konferencji jest bezpłatny. Organizatorami konferencji są: Centrum Komunikacji Społecznej Urzędu Warszawy oraz Dom Kultury Kadr. Udział w konferencji jest bezpłatny.

Wednesday 15 April 2020 to Saturday 18 April 2020, Turkey

International Pegem Conference on Education (IPCEDU-2020)

International Pegem Conference on Education (IPCEDU-2020), whose main theme is "The Role of Education in Developing/Improving Social Conscience", aims to introduce scientific studies to the world of publication by addressing and discussing academic issues. The conference program includes panels, workshops, oral presentations, comprehensive research and poster presentations. Presentation languages are Turkish and English.  

The Family Skills project has released a Family Skills Toolkit to assist parents and carers who are still developing their own language skills and caring for children who are also building English ESOL skills. It contains weekly sessions, resources and activities and is free – those interested in obtaining a copy should use the link provided.

Adult education plays a key role in imparting knowledge about democracy, politics, political processes and social structures, particularly important in times of economic and social change. It should empower people so that they are in a position to exercise their rights and help shape the way in which society progresses.


A case study for Erasmus+ project Migrants and Refugees as Re-builders, which describes the experience of an adult educator working with migrants and refugees in Sweden. It explores the challenges faced by migrant learners, the approaches educators can use to address these challenges and how they can support inclusion. The project team has created print and online materials to generate meaningful conversations between educators, learners, policy-makers and stakeholders, as well as a curriculum, self-assessment framework and a set of indicators for analysing someone's engagement with society.

Often, the concept and activities of Popular Education is considered as "French idea". Nevertheless, some researchers have wrote on it, trying to distinguish what is Non formal education or Adult education in comparison with Popular education.

This dossier shows different experiences from Finland, Italy, UK, Spain, Greece, France,.... The is a concordance of ideas, concepts and activities. Probably, the most important caracteristic is the idea of social transformation.

Monitoring the situation and the trends in civil society is of crucial importance for defining CSOs’ capacity building needs and the environment for CSOs’ operation as well as for guiding the future policies and needs for interventions. Thus, the Civil Society Resource Centre will prepare annual analysis and report on enabling environment for civil society development in the country.

Higher National Diploma (HND) Fitness, Health and Exercise students from Perth College took part in a 12-week programme that aimed to get older generations moving again. They have developed an informative poster that describes different aspects of the programme and can be used by fitness teachers, trainers, care home staff and others working with older generations with the aim of building their physical strength. 

The paper explores community involvement (CI) in protected area (PA) governance as an opportunity to learn, share knowledge and decision making power and contribute to sustainability starting from a local level, through regional and national and up to a global level. In addition to a brief review of the relevant theoretical and policy approaches to learning for sustainability in the context of the local community, this paper comprises a secondary analysis of the results of an empirical research on community involvement in PA governance.

The OBADE project: Open Badges and Adult Education is an Erasmus+ project, which was successfully concluded in May 2019.  Within the framework of OBADE, 7 partners from six European countries have explored the possibilities for implementing digital badges as a tool for recognizing non-formal adult knowledge.