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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


European policies projects and funding

Are you planning an Erasmus+ project on this topic and are you still looking for European project partners? There is a contact making seminar taking place from 1 to 4 December 2019 in Cologne, Germany. It is an excellent opportunity for finding partners for Erasmus+ projects. Take your chance!
EU4EU – European Universities for the EU – is the project which support the growth of European businesses and the access to employment of university trainees. You have time until the 29th of October  to register your organization and to access to the matching phase in which you will be able to choose the more suitable candidate for your organization’s needs.

Tara Robinson works in the Further Education and Training Division of the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.  In this post Tara shares the staff’s experiences of taking part in their Erasmus+ Adult Education Staff Mobility Project and how it helped them in their use of various technologies when working with adult learners.

31 October 2019
by Laura Austen-Gray

Karen McCormick works in Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) Development Office where she is the European Projects Officer.  She is currently working on several Erasmus+ projects, including Restart+ Communities where LYIT is the lead organisation, as well as Digital Wellbeing Educators, Generation Data and VET Wind II where LYIT is a partner. This post is Karen’s account of a “Week in the life of a European projects officer” and outlines her work at home for the kick-off meeting of the Restart+ project and then her time in Denmark on VET Wind II. 

31 October 2019
by Laura Austen-Gray
A group of people enjoying a beach campfire at sunset

EPALE UK Ambassador Cath Harcula discusses her experiences at the EPALE Stakeholder Conference 2019, held in Warsaw, Poland. She covers the 'campfire' discussions, the debate concerning whether education practitioners are adult learners too, who EPALE is beneficial for and discusses the concept of 'bildung' in Nordic culture. 

#ErasmusDays2019, the EPALE teams wished to raise awareness about the European Union commitment in adult lifelong learning. They created a digital exhibition with 28 different projects, demonstrating the variety of practices across Europe.
Friday 6 December 2019, Ireland

VET Application Clinic

Now that you are aware of the funding opportunities involving staff and learners mobilities, are you ready to write your Erasmus+ VET project application for learner and staff mobility?

Further education projects expand horizons through:

Apprenticeship and learner work placements

Professional development

Job shadowing

This Application clinic is a workshop based on the Erasmus+ Programme guide for the VET sector, preparing applications for the February 2020 deadline.

Thursday 14 November 2019, Hungary

A Felnőttképzők Szövetségének Szakmai Napja

Felnőttképzők Szövetsége Szakmai Napot szervez annak érdekében, hogy a meghívott szakértők előadását meghallgatva a felnőttképzők hiteles forrásból tájékozódjanak az aktuális változásokról, fejlesztési irányokról és a forrásbevonási lehetőségekről.

Az FVSZ „Mi lesz veled felnőttképzés” elnevezésű rendezvény részletei:

Időpont: 2019. november 14., csütörtök 10:00-14:45

Friday 8 November 2019, North Macedonia

Обука за истражување и методи за истражување

Македонскиот центар за меѓународна соработка (МЦМС) во рамки на програмата Граѓански ресурсен центар, финансирана од Европската Унија, објавува отворен повик за учество на Обука за истражување и методи за истражување 5-6 декември 2019, Штип.

Wednesday 20 November 2019 to Thursday 21 November 2019, North Macedonia

Обука за генерирање на фондови

Македонскиот центар за меѓународна соработка (МЦМС) во рамки на програмата Граѓански ресурсен центар, финансирана од Европската Унија, објавува отворен повик за учество на Обука за генерирање на фондови, 20-21 ноември 2019, Скопје.

With more than 50.000 users, EPALE is the biggest platform in Europe for people in adult and further education. The size and diversity of the platform offers many possibilities how you can make your organisation and your work visible and position yourself at an international level throughout the project lifecycle.

The information "How to use EPALE effectively for your project" shows you in detail, how you can successfully use EPALE to build your profile, exchange information and network.

This resource contains the presentations given during the EPALE 2019 conference in Warsaw, Poland. The conference took part on 1-2 October and had over 200 national government representatives, EPALE members, European stakeholders and representatives from the European Commission.

Field research on the employment of ex-convicts and probationers

Surveys were carried out with 8,243 employers active across 81 provinces of Turkey and 1,890 ex-convicts and probationers as part of the "European Agenda for Adult Learning 4" project carried out within the Ministry of National Education General Directorate for Life Long Learning with backing by the European Union. The main purpose of these surveys is to determine the issues regarding the employment of ex-convicts and probationers in Turkey, and to reveal the views of these people and as well as employers on this topic.

The MATCHSI Toolkit was developed to help those hoping to gain work experience to match with an ideal host company, ensuring that learning is appropriately targeted and useful. The project brought together partners from seven EU countries. The Toolkit and accompanying resources can be downloaded.

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.

EAEA (European Adult Education Association) on UP-AEPRO -hankkeessa kehittänyt verkkokurssin aikuiskouluttajille ja muille aikuiskoulutuksen parissa työskenteleville. Tavoitteena on lisätä aikuiskoulutuskentän osaamista komission "Aikuisten taitojen parantamisen polut" (Upskilling Pathways) -aloitteesta ja elinikäisen oppimisen toimintapolitiikasta EU-tasolla.

Join the next High-level Political Forum (HLPF) under the 74th Session of the General Assembly!
The Next 24-25 september, 2019 in New Your, professionals and institutions are going to propose solutions to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This is an Erasmus+ funded project which aims to design and implement effective training tools for enhancing key skills and competences of (a) highly-skilled refugees and (b) the language teachers who work with them, and so enhance the employability and societal integration of skilled refugees.

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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.