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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

European policies projects and funding

  • Erasmus accreditation: new brochure out now!

    The new Erasmus+ Programme aims to be even more inclusive, accessible, and sustainable. Erasmus accreditation makes it easier than ever for organisations to access!

    Erasmus accreditation: new brochure out now!
  • EPALE Interview: Martina Ní Cheallaigh

    Beyond working life, the Skills for Life action will encourage older people and those not at work to develop the transversal and entrepreneurial skills necessary for coping with everyday life, including active and healthy ageing.

    Martina Ní Cheallaigh
Martina Ní Cheallaigh

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| 16 October 2020
| by Tamas Harangozo

Martina Ní Cheallaigh  is senior expert for adult learning and vocational training at the European Commission’s DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. She works in the policy unit responsible for vocational education and training, apprenticeships and adult learning, where she is responsible for the European Agenda for Adult Learning and its network of national coordinators.

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| 12 October 2020
| by Zvonka PANGERC ...

The main professional event at LLW 2020 was the 24th Andragogy Colloquium. This year, it was linked to a consultation event in the EAAL project. The theme of the international event was Reaching out to specific groups: what tools, partners, finances? The event attracted around 80 participants from 30 European countries. Covid-19 prevented us from meeting live. But because just clicking on your own computer was enough to participate in the Zoom platform, the cast was more numerous than time and money would allow.

MOOC: Erasmus Accreditations – a New Path to Mobility

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| 9 September 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Every year, the European Union funds thousands of mobilities and professional development activities for teachers and other school staff. For the first time, the potential funding beneficiaries can apply for the Erasmus accreditation. Thanks to this, the awarded organisations gain simplified access to Key Action 1 funding opportunities under the future Programme (2021-2027). The course will introduce the participants to the Erasmus accreditation scheme, what it is and how their organisation can benefit from it.

(c) Volker Ludwig

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| 8 September 2020
| by Volker Ludwig

Information on the circular economy for everyone interested in the topic and who want to develop their own circular economic lifestyle. Discover more about the concept, learn how educators can teach the concept to adults, and how companies can integrate the concept into their businesses. 

Tatjana Vujić

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| 2 September 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

After a week, the measures of the national and county headquarters recommended "work from home". Under these conditions, many years of investing in one's own knowledge  helped a lot. In recent years, we have learned a lot about the application of digital technology in teaching and we have our own expert for all our digital challenges. Our Erasmus+ projects aimed to introduce new teaching methods (eg "Flipped classroom"), use digital resources and online communication platforms to raise the quality of teaching and motivate adult learners to learn. However as it turns out, they were also a good "preparation" for the "COVID-19 situation".

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| 1 September 2020
| by Elif Keleşyılmaz

The main aim of our project, ‘Dyslexia, The hidden treasure’ is to ensure that our teachers have sufficient knowledge and experience about the individualized education and content of individualized education for the dyslexic students to achieve the objective of supporting inclusive teaching and lifelong learning for students with disabilities, which is based on one of the EU 2020 educational purposes that everybody has the right to education.

news

| 21 October 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

The new Erasmus+ Programme (2021-2027) aims to be even more inclusive, accessible, and sustainable. Important goals include supporting the digital transition in European education and helping to build the European Education Area.
To achieve these objectives, the new Programme has been designed to be easier than ever for organisations to access. Erasmus accreditation is crucial for this objective.

news

| 15 October 2020
| by NSS UK

Save the date for our last thematic online discussion of 2020. We’re excited for you to join us on 28 October for a conversation on EPALE’s current focus of "Social inclusion of the ageing population and intergenerational learning". You don't have to wait until the end of the month to start this discussion though!

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| 13 October 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

We are happy to report that the third conference - the first one held fully online! - was a great success. It shows that our platform EPALE has increased its potential to effectively serve the adult learning community even more over in this dramatic year. Let's focus on at least four immediate takeaways from these days, and let's start from there. How? Discover more in this news!

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| 9 October 2020
| by Daria Mrsic

Following the revision of the Erasmus+ 2020 Annual Work Programme announced earlier in August, the two new calls were launched on 25 August. They each provide a staggering €100 million to respond to the educational challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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| 29 September 2020
| by UK National Agency

The Erasmus+ programme has responded to the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 by adding calls that will exceptionally support Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships. To be funded, projects must address one of these two priorities: “innovative practices in a digital era” or “skills development and inclusion through creativity and the arts”. The deadline for the new calls is 29 October 2020, 11am.

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| 2 September 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

On 9 September, 15:00-16:35 CEST, the European Commission's Executive Vice-President for a Europe fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, will host an online event to mark the closing of the open public consultation on the new Digital Education Action Plan. The goal of the event is to present the main results of the consultation, collect final reflections and outline the vision for the new Action Plan. It will also be an opportunity for a wide and diverse group of stakeholders at the European, national and local levels to engage with EVP Vestager in a discussion on digital education. 

Thursday 12 November 2020, Bulgaria

ReferNet в България пак ще представи най-актуалната информация за политиките

Националното звено за подкрепа на EPALE фокусира вниманието на професионалистите в сектора за учене на възрастни върху едно от основните събития, свързани с развитието на политиките за професионално образование и обучение.

На 12 ноември 2020 г. Националната агенция за професионално образование и обучение към Министерския съвет на Република България организира Национална конференция на тема: „Европейски измерения в професионалното образование и обучение“.

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Online Conference: Sustainability through Cross-Border Circular Economy

The partners of the SCRCE Erasmus + Project together with the Working Group on Sustainability and Product Responsibility of the German Association for Waste Management (DGAW) offer you this ourstanding online conference free of costs. 

The conference will raise questions on the practical implementation of an international circular economy.

Tuesday 17 November 2020 to Wednesday 18 November 2020, Slovenia

Letni posvet o izobraževanju odraslih 2020

Vabimo vas na Letni posvet o izobraževanju odraslih (LPoIO) 2020, ki bo 17. in 18. novembra. Prvič v zgodovini teh dogodkov se bomo srečali le prek spleta. Kljub temu se bomo s skupnimi močmi zavzemali za pristno, bogato in v prihodnost zazrto srečanje.

Tuesday 5 October 2021

Efficient & Effective Project Management for EU funded Projects – online

The ‘Efficient & effective Project Management for EU funded projects’ (PMEU) is a masterclass course that equips all those involved in the management/coordination as well as all those responsible for the technical and financial progress on behalf of their institutions with the required knowledge and expertise in dealing in an efficient & effective manner with the management of EU funded projects.

Wednesday 28 October 2020, Europe

EPALE diskusija: Vecāka gadagājuma iedzīvotāju iekļaušana un starppaaudžu mācīšanās

Trešdien, 28. oktobrī, sākot no plkst. 10.00 pēc CEST laika, EPALE organizēs tiešsaistes diskusiju par vecākā gadagājuma iedzīvotāju iekļaušanu un starppaaudžu mācīšanos. Komentārus varēs pievienot jau no 19. oktobra, lai dotu iespēju dalībniekiem savstarpēji iepazīties un izteikt savas domas savlaicīgi. Pievienojieties mūsu tiešsaistes diskusijai!

Wednesday 4 November 2020 to Friday 6 November 2020, Italy

Educazione per il futuro: Epale e le sfide dell’apprendimento in età adulta. Seminario nazionale Epale

Nelle giornate del 4, 5 e 6 novembre è in programma il seminario Nazionale Epale "Educazione per il futuro: Epale e le sfide dell’apprendimento in età adulta”, tre giorni in cui verrà delineato lo stato dell'arte dell'educazioni degli adulti in Italia e in Europa grazie alle voci dei protagonisti e degli esperti del settore

Wednesday 28 October 2020, Europe

EPALE online discussion: Social inclusion of the ageing population and intergenerational learning

Social inclusion of the ageing population and intergenerational learning

On 28 October 2020 you will have the chance to join EPALE's online discussion on social inclusion of the ageing population and intergenerational learning, which is our thematic focus for October through December. Comments will be open on 19 October so participants can introduce themselves or post their comments in advance. Join the conversation and share your experience with our community!

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Secure EU funding: access EU funds – Online

‘Secure EU funding: access EU funds’ (SEEU) is a masterclass course for all those involved in preparation of proposals to be submitted for funding in any of the major EU programmes and calls. The participants will have the opportunity to be presented with an overview of EU programming period 2014-2020 through the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and to acquire in depth knowledge of the key issues for EC project selection and identification of suitable calls for their organisations.

EPALE Moderator's picture

discussions

| 28 September 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

On Wednesday 28 October, starting from 10 a.m. CEST, EPALE will be hosting an online discussion on the social inclusion of the ageing population and intergenerational learning. Comments will be open on 19 October so participants can introduce themselves and post their comments in advance. Join our online discussion!

Markus Palmén's picture

discussions

| 17 October 2018
| by Markus Palmén

As a follow-up to our discussion on the needs of adult learning support from the EU, we would like you to share your opinion on any of the topics below. Engage with your peers from across Europe in this online discussion moderated by EPALE Thematic Coordinator Markus Palmen.

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| 21 October 2020
| by Juan Jose Ortega

HAePPI project, co-funded by the Eupean Commission in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme, finalized its first step with the publication of the report on learning outcomes. The aim of this report is to formulate the necessary learning outcomes to be covered in the future HAePPI training programme. Defined learning outcomes are based on the previous reports on knowledge needs and their validation.

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| 9 October 2020
| by Daria Mrsic

This new publication on blended learning in school education was written by the European Commission in consultation with representatives of ministries of education. It explores the pedagogical opportunities and challenges of a blended learning model and highlights key considerations that policymakers and schools may reflect on when planning to combine in-school and distance learning in their particular contexts.

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| 29 September 2020
| by Anna Holstein

In the context of the EIPTE - Entrepreneurship in Inital Primary Teacher Education - project, a toolbox (including various self-evaluation tools for teachers) was created to help higher education institutions with primary school education implement Entrepreneurship Education. The tools in the toolbox were either collected or created in the course of the project.

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| 14 September 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

Every year, the European Union funds thousands of mobilities and professional development activities for teachers and other school staff. For the first time, the potential funding beneficiaries can apply for the Erasmus accreditation. Thanks to this, the awarded organisations gain simplified access to Key Action 1 funding opportunities under the future Programme (2021-2027).

resources

| 4 September 2020
| by Maruša Mohorič

The Center of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes (CMEPIUS) has published a study entitled Professional Development of Adult Educators and the Role of the EU Program, which aims to present and conceptualize the professional development of adult educators in Slovenia.

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| 8 July 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

The Commission Communication on a European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience puts forward 12 EU actions aimed at supporting partnerships for skills, up and reskilling for jobs and empowering people to keep on learning throughout their lives. It sets ambitious quantitative objectives at EU level and outlines how the EU will support investments for skills. The Communication is accompanied by a Commission Staff Working Document on the Evaluation of the 2012 Council Recommendation on validation of informal and non-formal learning.

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| 29 April 2020
| by Jocelyn Deloyer

Vocational education process in European tutoring for immersion trainees in the mental health sector (VETmh TuTo+)  is a project co-funded by the European programme Erasmus+, strategic partnerships.

European tutoring process based on skills development of junior professionals in psychiatry and mental health, reinforced by an education and work curriculum, led and certified by Haute Ecole de la Province de Namur.