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    With this project students were enabled to enhance their viewpoint by practising two different branches of art, drawing and literature together in an interactive interdisciplinary way. The descriptive and narrative power of literature and visual aspect of drawing were let come together and a cooperation and interaction had been enabled between two branches of art.

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  • EPALE 2021 Thematic Focuses

    Here are the 2021 Thematic Focuses in details. We invite you to contribute, share your opinions, experiences, projects, and ideas!

    EPALE 2021 Thematic Focuses
  • EPALE Resource kit 2020: what a Year!

    Trajectories and highlights among the wide range of very interesting content from 2020 on EPALE.

    EPALE Resource kit 2020: what a Year!


| 2 March 2021
| by Henrik Zipsane

The European Museum Academy has just published a report on how museums were doing in Europe last year. 2020 was like no other year in recent decades because of the COVID-19 pandemic which has swept over Europe and the world since early in the year, and which has shown little sign of ending when these words are written in the second month of 2021.


| 22 February 2021
| by David LOPEZ
La Mine is located in the heart of a territory undergoing development, notably due to the Greater Paris development projects. The structure hopes to rely on the economic development of the territory and the establishment of new residential areas to promote and develop its activity. Especially in the last two years, with significant development. Presentation by David Lopez, EPALE ambassador


| 16 February 2021
| by Sara Ćetković

The Adult Community Media Lab project will support adult people in acquiring and developing high-quality skills and key competences in social media in order to tackle the challenges of the social transformation and foster their accountability towards the correct use of digital technology. Community media labs (CMLs) are becoming significant catalysts in driving knowledge and innovation, decreasing cultural digital-divide.

Etelberto Costa


| 8 February 2021
| by EPALE Moderator

"What was produced in Covid19's emergency is not to throw away, because it represents a lot of work, sweat and learning by doing. No! It is the seed that remains and serves as a backup but also to make the reverse way of putting yourself at the service of face-to-face education in a path that has been made parallel and that will gain much more if it is made of bends and collaboration!"

EPALE 2021 Thematic Focuses


| 5 February 2021
| by EPALE Moderator

We have learnt a lot form the Covid-19 crisis. We were forced to reinvent our old ways. We realised that there were a lot of interesting things waiting for us to experience but also that certain inequalities became exacerbated as a result of the crisis. With all this in mind, we intend to focus on three main themes. We will focus on all of them throughout the year, monitoring how things develop over the next few months and exploring each of them in our own time. We invite you to contribute, share your opinions, experiences, projects, and ideas! Here are the 2021 Thematic Focuses in details.


| 4 February 2021
| by Rodrigo CASTRO

Entrepreneurship plays a key role in addressing the global challenges of the XXI century, contributing to a more sustainable development, for the creation of employment opportunities, promoting social value for society and stimulating the development of local territories.


| 2 February 2021
| by Karine Nicolay

We are a very young species on Earth and that's why it is not surprising that we are currently struggling with a lot of sustainability issues. "Do we learn the right things?" asks Leen Gorissen (Belgium/Flanders) from Studio Transitio. Leen Gorissen is a PhD in Biology, sustainability and transition expert and innovation biologist. "Perhaps we'd better un-learn a few things", she states.



| 2 March 2021
| by Sergio Andreis

The Smart for Democracy and Diversity (SDD) ERASMUS+ project, started in December 2020 and scheduled to last until July 2023,  intends to promote shared values, equality, social inclusion, diversity and non-discrimination through a digital learning approach. The integrated project approach further aims to establish sustainable links between organisations active in education, the welfare sector and policy-making including the local and regional level.


| 20 January 2021
| by EPALE Moderator

Their right to education is being violated and it is unacceptable. The third International Day of Education will be marked on Monday 25 January 2021 under the theme ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation. Now is the time to power education by stepping up collaboration and international solidarity to place education and lifelong learning at the centre of the recovery.


| 25 December 2020
| by Nevenka Longuro...

We invite you to be part of the project-based education program “Cyber-security and safety” which will be held in the period from January 11th up until January 18th, 2021. A total of 4 online sessions will be scheduled, each lasting approximately 90 minutes, begging at 15:00h.

In the duration of the programme, participants will be familiarized with the basics tenants of cyber-security and safety, privacy protection, surveillance, and cyber-security plans.


| 2 December 2020
| by Kadi Kass

CONNECTOR is a traditional event, which unites various stakeholders in education (teachers, adult educators, parents, learners, decision-makers). This year the main topic is "Vulnerability in education". 

Challenges of the year 2020 demonstrated how vulnerable we all are, it revealed our weaknesses and areas of development, made us live and work in new ways.

The event will take place during several days: December 14–17, 2020.

Every day we will tackle some aspect of vulnerability in education and search for answers to the following questions:


| 30 November 2020
| by Sehnaz Baltaci ...

Relationships between the elderly and the younger generation make us feel connected in several ways. They make us feel linked not only to each other, but also to something bigger, to the past and to the future. Thus, this connection leads to many benefits for all generations.


| 13 November 2020
| by Ramon Mangion

For the first time, MCAST issued a final call in November to accommodate students who have now received their SEC and Matriculation results. The call is open to prospective applicants until Monday 16 November. Students have reacted positively to the College’s flexible and inclusive approach in these exceptional pandemic circumstances.


| 6 November 2020
| by Ramon Mangion

Following the publication of SEC and Matriculation results on 6 November, MCAST issued a final call for applications. The call will be open to prospective applicants between Monday 9 November and Friday 13 November. This is the first time that the College is issuing a late call in November as it responds to the needs brought about by the pandemic situation.

Monday 1 March 2021, Europe

Workshop: Learners as leaders

Workshop zameraný na rozvíjanie demokracie prostredníctvom komunitného vzdelávania zameraného na zmeny v Írsku.

Hlavným rečníkom bude Dr. Ted Fleming, B.Sc., B.D., M.A. a Ed. D., Associate Professor of Adult Education at Teachers College, Columbia University New York. Pôsobí aj ako akademický poradca v Learning City (UNESCO) a na občianskej univerzite v Larisse v Grécku pre projekt „Learning for Democracy“.

Monday 1 March 2021 to Friday 5 March 2021, Slovakia

Týždeň slovenských knižníc 2021

Týždeň slovenských knižníc 2021 organizuje Slovenská asociácia knižnícSpolok slovenských knihovníkov a knižníc a všetky knižnice na Slovensku, ktoré sa do tohto podujatia zapoja. Jeho cieľom je pozitívne zviditeľňovať knižnice ako kultúrne a vzdelávacie inštitúcie prostredníctvom najrozmanitejšieho spektra aktivít a podujatí.

Monday 1 March 2021 to Tuesday 2 March 2021


Tulevaisuusviikon käynnistää ma 1.3. World Futures Day! Päivän aikana voit mm. osallistua nettikeskusteluihin muiden tutu-kiinnostuneiden kanssa eri puolilta maailmaa. Suomalaisten tulevaisuudesta kiinnostuneiden toivotaan tulevan mukaan klo 12 Suomen aikaa, mutta toki keskusteluun voi liittyä milloin vain vuorokauden kestävän tapahtuman aikana!

Monday 6 March 2023 to Friday 10 March 2023, Cyprus

Teamwork & Teambuilding

Nowadays, it is widely accepted that a critical element of success for a team is the diversity of skills and personalities. This diversity can be harnessed in such a manner that team members can use their strengths in full but at the same time compensate for each other’s weaknesses. Another critical element of team work success is that all team efforts are directed towards the same clear goals, the team goals. In this respect, team work success largely relies on good communication in the team and the harmony in member relationships.

Thursday 4 February 2021, Slovakia

Úspechy a prekážky vzdelávania o rozmanitosti - online diskusia

Pripojte sa vo štvrtok (4. februára od 18:00 do 19:00) z pohodlia vašich domovov a pozrite si cez Facebook online diskusiu Ambrely. Dozviete sa viac o aktivitách našich členských, pozorovateľských a partnerských organizácií v oblasti vzdelávania o téme rozmanitosti, dôvodoch a spôsoboch migrácie a prijímania cudzincov a cudziniek v SR.
Thursday 4 February 2021, Latvia

Sociālo mediju lietotprasme

4. februārī, plkst. 10:30, tiešsaistes seminārā “Sociālo mediju lietotprasme” pieredzē par viltus ziņu “pamatprincipiem” un to, kā pārbaudīt informācijas patiesumu un nenonākt viltus ziņu slazdos, dalīsies Nika Aleksejeva, NATO stratēģiskās komunikācijas izcilības centra (NATO Stratcom COE) vadošā digitālā pētniece. N. Aleksejeva pēta dezinformācijas izplatību un tās novēršanas iespējas digitālajā vidē, piemēram, sociālajos medijos, tiešsaistes ziņās, emuāros un forumos Baltijas valstīs un ārpus tām. Tiešsaistes seminārs notiks sadarbībā ar Eiropas jaunatnes informācijas tīklu “Eurodesk”.

Thursday 28 January 2021 to Friday 29 January 2021, Estonia

Veebikoolitus "Õppematerjalide loomine digivahenditega"

Kas teadsid, et klassikaks kujunenud PowerPointi esitluse kasutamine ei ole tegelikkuses üldse õppija õppimist toetav või jaotusmaterjaliks sobiv vahend? Seetõttu on paljudele õppijatele tuttav olukord, kus slaide vaadates tunned end passiivse ja igavlevana, või koolitajana, kui oled koolitust ette valmistades vaeva näinud, et mahutada ära oluline info nii, et tekst veel loetav oleks.


| 27 January 2021
| by Ben Coster

On the 22nd of January 2021, an online public consultation meeting was held addressing the provision and enhancement of guidance in adult learning in the Maltese context. A number of foreign and local experts kindly contributed to the event by delivering presentations. Amongst them were:


| 26 January 2021
| by Andrzej KLIMCZUK

In recent years we may observe increasing interest in the development of social innovation both regarding theory as well as the practice of responding to social problems and challenges. One of the crucial challenges at the beginning of the 21st century is population ageing. Various new and innovative initiatives, programs, schemes, and projects to respond to negative consequences of this demographic process are emerging around the world.


| 24 December 2020
| by Mehmet Ocak

Family and intergenerational learning is learning that happens in the home and in communities,including online, and that involves different members of the family. Integral to the familiar concept of parental education, intergenerational learning captures the multi-directionality of learning interactions,i.e. children can learn from adults; adults from children; younger children from older siblings, and fromother relatives. Therefore, it is a collective learning process in which the whole family learns together.


| 10 December 2020
| by Balázs Bánk Németh

A new UNESCO issue note, produced by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), aims to support education policy-makers and planners in utilizing the power of non-formal and informal learning to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. It explains lessons learned and suggests concrete measures for action.


| 4 December 2020
| by Aleksandra SIKORSKA

About the VIC

The VIC project developed a training programme that supports the integration of young migrants and refugees - especially in terms of training and work. All of which bases itself on the innovative methodology of storytelling and casebook. Storytelling which means learning with the help of stories while learners are actively involved. A casebook collects different stories from migrants and refugees relevant learning purposes.


| 18 November 2020
| by Francesca Bellomo

E book with best practices from 6 countries about skills empowerment through volunteering in emergency.It's a tool 4 social workers willing to learn how to include disadvantaged in community services in crisis times.

Aims of the tool

To explore the relationships between volunteering, during crisis situations, and personal empowerment impacts. The document highlight how volunteering in emergency settings can positively contribute to increase the inclusion perspective of disadvantaged people involved in community activism experiences.

Description of the tool


| 10 November 2020
| by Uros Velickovic

The paper focuses on educational art practices involving adults with disabilities. The introduction elaborates on two issues—the critical views of visual stereotypes and the negative representation of persons with disabilities in the media, and the arts as a means to give visibility to the hidden voices of people with disabilities.


| 5 November 2020
| by Iulia Stroila

This toolbox should help you set your rural council. The toolbox facilitates the creation of the conditions and organizational connections that are essential for the processes promoting entrepreneurship in rural areas. The toolbox contains a roadmap for a successful rural council creation. The roadmap is formed by 7 steps that you can follow to build a successful council. At each step, you will have some tips and tricks to make your journey easier and to engage your members.


| 29 October 2020
| by Vincent CARUANA

This resource was originally developed as part of a training course for the Continuous Professional Development of teachers. It can serve as an introduction to Community Involvement in Education. It attempts to answer the question: "Why should schools and communities be closely related?". It includes a number of participatory exercises that can be done with the audience.