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EPALE Resource kit 2020: what a Year!


| 26 January 2021
| by EPALE Moderator

“Challenging” is probably among the most used attributes to describe 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has overturned many of our certainties and has forced us to reinvent our lives, our careers and – in the end – ourselves. The Adult Education community has been strongly affected by these changes, but has also shown a high degree of resilience, responding to the challenges with an extraordinary creativity. And this power of reinvention, is reflected by the incredibly valuable, deep and diversified contents that have enriched our EPALE platform in 2020.


| 18 December 2020
| by Vincent CARUANA

The PEERMENT pilot process was based on peer-to-peer, activating, small-group learning experiences along with the facilitation conducted by educational experts. Ongoing evaluations were an integral part of the process, with feedback being gathered directly from the scientific committee that oversaw the project, the educations specialists that participated, as well as through the teachers that participating in the Local Training Groups.


| 4 December 2020
| by Vincent CARUANA

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by the United Nations in 2015. This means that only one decade is left to completely achieve the 17 Goals for Sustainable Development to take action and fight against global problems, such as poverty, hunger, gender inequality and climate change. However, in order to internationally achieve those goals, granting quality education has to be set at the core of the entire process.


| 8 October 2020
| by Anna Rodionova
"Learning is the process that creates a permanent change in knowledge, skills or worldview, and can be reproduced by a person later. It becomes part of who they are. Moreover, it occurs at different levels of intelligence” (Toomas Trapido, the founder and director of Gaia Academy)


| 13 November 2020
| by Ramon Mangion

On 6 November, MCAST organised a workshop for policymakers and researchers in collaboration with the Chamber of SMEs to discuss solutions for reviving economies following the pandemic crisis. The event is part of a project funded by the Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (Climate-KIC) which is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). MCAST is the Maltese representative for Climate-KIC which works to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon, climate-resilient society.


| 22 April 2020
| by Samsun Canik HEM

We have created a recycling awareness within the Canik Public Education Center, by enabling our trainees, who have been trained in the Clothing Renovation Course and the Clothing Renovation Course, to repair and functionalize their old clothes belonging to themselves or their family members with different models.


| 8 April 2020
| by Marija Elena Borg

The Malta Business Bureau and the HSBC Malta CSR Institute are organising free online food waste reduction webinars, as part of the Business Against Food Waste campaign.

After 6 successful seminars with over 230 participants, we are now going digital!

The webinar will be split over two days - on the 28th and 29th of April, between 09:15 and 11:00hrs - each covering different topics. 

It will feature an excellent lineup of expert speakers, addressing the food waste challenge from their own perspectives, including:

Wednesday 3 March 2021


Få indblik i de forskellige muligheder din virksomhed har i forhold til en verdenmålscertificering

Danske virksomheder er blandt de bedste i verden til at implementere de 17 verdensmål i deres forretningsstrategier for at opnå en mere bæredygtig udvikling frem mod 2030, og samtidig skabe nye og innovative forretningsmuligheder, der skaber både vækst og bæredygtige samfund.

Wednesday 17 March 2021, Germany


Visit Conference Designing Tourism Innovations is an online conference and held in 17.3.2021. The event is the multiplier event of the project VISIT (Versatile Islands Cooperating for New Services and Innovation in Tourism), an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project. It is a professional development event. The aim of the event is to inform about the results and outputs of the project and share with the audience how they and others can make use of the results.
Wednesday 10 March 2021, France

ESD and lifestyle: Re-designing consumption and production

The event forms part of a series of online workshops on how to transform society through learning with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), organised by UNESCO.

The workshop reflects on the trends in consumption and production observed during the pandemic, such as re-defining of our daily necessity and the return of single-use plastic, and highlights ways ESD can accelerate transformation towards a more sustainable economy.

Monday 1 March 2021 to Friday 5 March 2021, Europe

Journées de la société civile 2021 : une reprise durable au service de l’avenir des citoyens de l’Europe

L’épidémie de COVID-19 a fait de l’année 2020 une épreuve de résistance pour les droits humains et les droits sociaux, les valeurs démocratiques, l’état de droit et la résilience économique dans l’Union européenne.

Monday 29 March 2021

Ekologia działań w instytucji kultury. SZKOLENIE ONLINE

Zapraszamy na szkolenie online, na którym dowiemy się jak stawać się instytucją kultury przyjazną środowisku oraz jak podnosić świadomość ekologiczną naszych odbiorców.

Nasz wpływ na otaczający świat przynosi coraz bardziej odczuwalne konsekwencje. Pojawia się pytanie, co można zrobić, aby te zmiany spowolnić? Czy instytucje kultury mogą mieć w tym udział? NATURAlnie! Zapraszamy zatem do obrania nowego, przyjaznego środowisku kursu, tym samym uzupełniając filozofię samej instytucji kultury o proekologiczne zarządzanie.

Monday 20 September 2021 to Sunday 26 September 2021, Europe

European Sustainable Development Week #ESDW2021

The ESDW is a European-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will take place this year from 18 September – 08 October, with the core of the Week taking place 20 September – 26 September.

Friday 19 March 2021 to Monday 5 July 2021, Czech Republic

kurz Pedagog volného času



Institut celoživotního vzdělávání Mendelovy univerzity v Brně a Lipka – školské zařízení pro environmentální vzdělávání vám nabízí kurz Pedagog volného času.

Cílem studia pedagogiky pro pedagogy volného času vykonávající dílčí přímou pedagogickou činnost je získání znalostí a dovedností v oblasti pedagogiky a psychologie, které podmiňují výkon činnosti pedagoga volného času vykonávající dílčí přímou pedagogickou činnost v zájmovém vzdělávání.

Thursday 11 February 2021


Проектът SMecoMP има за цел разработването на образователна рамка и подходящи инструменти за обучение за подобряване уменията на бизнес мениджърите в предприемачество за екоиновации.

Консорциумът по проекта е съставен от организации от четири балкански държави и се стреми да постигне на трансгранично сътрудничество между бизнеса и университетите с цел популяризиране и повишаване на осведомеността относно екологични иновации и предприемачество.

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| 9 November 2020
| by Nika Jalšovec

Erasmus Plus and mobility projects can be an extremely valuable way to travel, know people, visit new cultures. But, at the same time, travelling means contributing to pollution... How can this intrinsic contradiction be solved? Jump to Job partners decided to commit to minimizing the pollution generated by the project and signed together with the Project Environmental Impact protocol. Small measures that will help make Jump To Job! a project that not only supports people with disabilities employment but also respects the environment as much as possible.

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| 21 February 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

As part of our January-March 2020 focus on Environmental awareness and protection, EPALE is organising a written discussion on how to contribute to Environmental awareness in the field of adult learning. The discussion will take place on this page on 18 March between 10:00 and 16:00 CET.


| 22 January 2021
| by Volker Ludwig

Use our „SCRCE Circular Economy Manual“ for teaching the principles of circular economy. Use it to learn how we citizens can practically implement circular economy in our everyday life. It is a tool for autodidacts and classrooms. Please give us feedback how you came along with it and read our blog. The manual contains a QR-Code which leads you to our blog.


| 16 December 2020
| by Sehnaz Baltaci ...

Psychosocial influences, such as the family or the school, and biologic influences, such as nutrition or the presence of environmental toxins, can be viewed as elements of a child's overall environment. Family and school influences define dimensions of the child's psychosocial environment whereas nutrition and exposure to toxins define dimensions of the child's bioecologic environment.


| 16 December 2020
| by Wendelin Bücking

In the project Climate protection on site, new strategies in adult education were developed with the aim of motivating local people to do more climate and environmental protection. It was about a combination of theoretical input in the context of workshops but also practical experience of initiatives and projects, which are already implemented locally. Of particular interest is the cultural and climatic differences in the participating countries and how they deal with the issue of environmental and climate protection and which strategies they develop.


| 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.


| 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.