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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



The following were the findings generated by discussions in small working groups in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Day organized by NAVETQ in the role of the National Support Center to promote the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE), with regard to the work-based learning si

As part of the development and promotion of adult education opportunities in Albania, a meeting on the "Lifelong Learning Day" was held by the National Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Qualifications, in the role of the National Support Center to introduce and promote the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE), on November 8, 2019 at the "Xheko Imperial" hotel in Tirana.

This activity aimed to:

The activities of the project "Compare Digital curricula for HEalth and Social Care Education" enabled 4 organizations from 3 partner countries to meet, compare and discuss the different digital curricula they use within their courses. The difference in the level of development of the different organizations, helped partners share experience and apply suitable content in their organizations.

In many countries, domestic work suffers from insufficient regulation and recognition. In 2010, the ILO published the report “Decent work for domestic workers” to set standards “in response to the long-standing perception of domestic work as a form of “women’s work” that does not require any real skills, qualifications or training”. Indeed, the ILO asserted “the value of domestic work to both the families and the workers, (…) and the economy as a whole”. At EU level, the EU Parliament resolution 28th April 2016 encouraged member states to protect the rights of these workers.

The aim of the project financed by Erasmus programme (KA2)  is to develop an innovative and effective method to help children improve their literacy skills, especially taking into account multilingual children, who use one language at home and another language at school. It does so by combining the know-how of the partnership in the fields of multilingual education, programming and publishing, hereby taking a multidisciplinary approach and integrating the teaching of several basic skills.

Europe is getting older. Both the Commission and the European Council acknowledge that the impact of demographic ageing on European social models calls for a strong response. The changes related to aging are affecting fundamental aspects for the wellbeing and dignity of older people, which implies the need of a new strategy on the traditional model of long term care in European countries.

Safe Climbing is an Erasmus+ project that aimed to increase safety for people that work with chainsaws and climbing in trees as well as producing quality study material for climbing courses. The countries involved in the project where Iceland, Denmark and Slovenia.

Delegates enjoy lunch and network at the conference

At the EPALE UK and Learning and Work Institute joint conference, I was lucky enough to attend a highly engaging and informative workshop delivered by Cerian Ayres, with input from James Maltby. The workshop explored dual professionalism, sustainable curricula and sustainable technology in vocational education, and how this relates to the need to upskill and develop the education workforce.

25 October 2019

Some of us probably are, but others aren't. Adults exposed to social exclusion and adults with low skills are unlikely to be prepared for the demands of today's world. This is why "Our Digi Space" was created - to improve the quality of life of these adults through the promotion of digital literacy.

“Four elements”, an Erasmus K2 project is a study about the material side of four elements -earth, water, fire, air- and imagery attached to them. Project partners from six European countries are being interested in the collective common representations behind the four elements as they appear in myths, legends and tales.

18 September 2019

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
A new University-Industry Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Educational Data Literacy is offered by the Learn2Analyse Consortium. The Learn to Analyze Educational Data and Improve your Blended and Online Teaching MOOC supports the development of the basic competences for Educational Data Analytics of Online and Blended teaching and learning.

Equal opportunities for social participation—the central objective of publicly-funded adult learning—are essential in the area of digitalisation, too. General adult learning can be a strong partner for improving life skills in a digitalised world. Read how the German National Strategy for Continuing Education aims to reach this target in this blog post.

30 August 2019
by Dagmar Wenzel
Thursday 20 February 2020, Austria

Politische Bildung mit dem Demokratie-MOOC umsetzen - Teil 1

In der Workshopreihe werden wir uns damit befassen, wie politische Bildung umgesetzt werden kann. Am Beispiel des DeMOOCs werden wir uns mit exemplarischen Themenfeldern der Demokratie und Politik beschäftigen und auf dieser Basis Entwürfe, Ideen und Methoden der Umsetzung innerhalb von Kursplanungen und Kursen an den Volkshochschulen entwickeln.

Tuesday 18 February 2020, Austria

Weiterbildung im Spannungsfeld von Digitalisierung und Qualitätssicherung - Chancen und Herausforderungen

In fast allen Berufen und Branchen sind schon heute digitale Kompetenzen gefragt. Das stellt gerade die Weiterbildungsbranche und die TrainerInnen vor neue und große Herausforderungen, insbesondere hinsichtlich der Qualität und Gestaltung der Weiterbildungsangebote. Auch der Einsatz digitaler Medien in der Erwachsenenbildung ist nicht zuletzt vor diesem Hintergrund von zentraler Bedeutung.

Friday 31 January 2020, Belgium

Future Teacher Talk: webinar Safer Internet Day

Naar aanleiding van Safer Internet Day organiseren KlasCement en Toll-net op vrijdag 31 januari om 14 u. een interactieve webinar over veilig internet.

13 January 2020
by Katrien Bernaerts
Tuesday 17 March 2020, Slovakia


Zbrusu nový event Firemního vzdělávání zaměřený na prezentaci online a digitálních technologií pro firemní vzdělávání. Unikátní showcase tvůrců moderních e-learningů, vzdělávacích webů a výukových videí, aplikací, videotréninků, rozšířené či virtuální reality.

Jedinečná příležitost pro personalisty zabývající se rozvojem a vzděláváním svých zaměstnanců, L&D a T&D manažery organizací vyzkoušet si na vlastní kůži nejnovější technologické trendy a novinky pro firemní vzdělávání a zkonzultovat možnosti jejich využití ve své organizaci.

Tuesday 18 February 2020, Germany

Fachtagung Digitales Lernen in Einrichtungen beruflicher Rehabilitation

Digitalisierung, digitale Transformation, digitale Kompetenzen – aktuell prägen neue Medien und moderne Lernformate die Bildungslandschaft. Auch in der beruflichen Rehabilitation werden vermehrt Smartphones, Tablets, interaktive Whiteboards und E-Learning-Tools eingesetzt. Allerdings verfügt noch nicht jede Einrichtung über die Ressourcen oder eine Strategie im Umgang mit diesen Werkzeugen.
Wednesday 12 February 2020, Germany

Textile goes digital

Die Veranstaltung ist Teil der Reihe "Digitalisierung der Arbeits- und Berufewelt - Umsetzungsbeispiele aus der Praxis", deren Ziel die Vorstellung von bereits umgesetzten Digitalisierungsprojekten verschiedener Berufsbereiche ist.

Sunday 5 January 2020 to Monday 30 August 2021, Greece

Course 3: Quality Assurance: Improving Public/private Organizations through Self-Assessment

Course 3: Quality Assurance: Improving Public/private Organizations through Self-Assessment

5 days, ERASMUS+ KA1 Training Course in Thessaloniki/Chania/Athens: depends on the participants’ number. Minimum participants number 7 & maximum 15

1. 21 th to 25th of September 2020, Thessaloniki/Athens/Chania,

2. 20th to 24th of September 2021, Thessaloniki/Athens/Chania,

FEES 390€

Monday 28 January 2019

Webinaire " Quelles place et condition d'utilisation du digital en formation?"

Quelle place et condition d'utilisation du digital en formation ?

Pour répondre à cette question, les coordinateurs thématiques EPALE Frank SAVANN, Thierry ARDOUIN et André CHAUVET décrypetront les témoignages de 2 pratiques de formation portées par Loic Martin cadre supérieur de santé et Doctorant au laboratoire Cirnef et Aurelien Mania, formateur chez Energy Formation. 

Pour vous inscrire :

Tuesday 17 December 2019, Netherlands

Classroom English Online

Are you working in a bilingual secondary or vocational school and do you feel that you would like to develop your English language skills? Do you sometimes feel that you lack the appropriate language to teach your subject in English and manage the classroom environment? Or would you just like to polish your classroom English? Radboud in’to Languages’ Classroom English Online provides you the opportunity to develop your English where and when you like.

Užitečný a zcela nový průvodce pro vzdělavatele, kteří touží po intenzivnějším zapojení digitálních technologií do vzdělávání. Příručka je vícejazyčná a je výsledkem mezinárodního projektu na podporu zapojení digitálních technologií do vzdělávání dospělých “Stepping Up to Technology in Adult Education towards Awareness, Assessment and Access”.

Publikace je také v angličtině. Pokud bude v budoucnosti i český překlad, budeme vás informovat na stránkách EPALE.

The GVETS online training was created to provide a free access multidisciplinary capacity building program for social workers and other professionals who work with migrant children, in order to strengthen their role in the protection of children. The training covers the topics of migration, child protection, crisis management, guidance, critical social work, social worker soft skills and digital skills. The entire training is available in English, and selected parts are available in partners' local languages (Hungarian, Italian, Greek, Luthuanian, Spanish, Portuguese)

In addition to GLAT Workshop Syllabus and Materials, created during the Erasmus+ project GLAT (2017-1-HR01-KA201-035362), Guide for Teachers was prepared to help teachers in the process of designing innovative learning activities for the development of algorithmic thinking.

Learning scenarios have been prepared by the teachers – participants of the GLAT education, during the Erasmus+ project (2017-1-HR01-KA201-035362). Scenarios include activities for development of algorithmic thinking using modern pedagogical methods and appropriate digital content and tools.

The scenarios are accompanied by additional materials, such as links to online content or worksheets for unplugged activities.

The objective of this paper is to present the different possibilities for the application of modern web 2.0 tools in e-learning. The paper starts by explaining and defining the basic concepts of nonformal learning and e-learning 2.0, going on to explain nonformal learning mediated by technologies. It concludes with an explication of the concept of personal learning environments as a proposal for a contemporary solution for e-learning. An overview is also given of the most commonly-used 2.0 tools, along with the implications for their use in modern education.


In brief:

  • For informal carers and focused on Alzheimer
  • Short, blended, micro-learning- based: 20 hours= 16h face to face / 4h eLearning
  • Planned for about 6 weeks
  • Available in 4 languages (EN/FR/ES/DE)
  • Free of charge and with an open license (Creative Common 4.0 allowing further changes if non commercial use and distributed under the same license


On the basis of the Carer+ Digital Competence Framework, a complete programme structure was developed, containing a total of 5 interrelated modules organised under 3 themes:

  • Foundational skills
  • Managing social care with ITCs
  • Providing home care through ICTs.

The Virtual Learning Environement was created by using Drupal Commons and Moodle 2.5: 5 platforms were created: an original one in English and 4 for the piloting partners in their local languages (France, Italy, Latvia, Romania and Spain).

The main purpose of this study is to clarify for all partner countries (Austria, France, Germany, Spain), which rollout perspectives exist for the TRACK blended learning offer (combining online and face-to-face sessions) and how the training can be promoted and
be made available to the target group.

In the framework of the project Erasmus+ PRODOME, the study "The state of the art of domestic work in Europe" (deliverable 1) has been produced, based on desk and field research involving 54 experts and 109 domestic housekeepers via semi-directive interviews, a Delphi exercise and questionnaires.

The main findings are the following ones:

No results found