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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

European policies projects and funding

Trainings for the staff of started on 31 October 2018, General Directorate for Lifelong learning and ended on 15 March 2019 in the context of the Project called European Agenda for Adult Learning, implemented by Ministry of National Education. Trainings were provided in 7 pilot provinces (Malatya, Mardin, Manisa, Eskişehir, Bursa, Ordu, and Hatay) for the staff working in 81 Provincial Directorates of Supervised Freedom Directorates who gives guidance to supervised freedom convicts and ex-convicts.

Do you work with young adults? Help them gain skills and experience through volunteering projects Do you have a project idea that can inspire young adults to make a difference through volunteering and are looking for accessible funding? Many organisations are already taking part in the European Solidarity Corps funding programme to enhance the prospects of their students through Volunteering Projects. Apply now for funding by 1st October 2019 to get involved!

Trainings for trainers working at Public Education Centers of MoNE was completed in 7 pilot provinces (Eskişehir, Malatya, Bursa Ordu, Hatay, Manisa, , Mardin) between the dates 20 February 2018 and 4 May 2018. The trainings were conducted in the scope of European Agenda for Adult Learning -4 Project which is implemented by Directorate-General for Lifelong Learning of MoNE and financed by EU, aiming to improve the basic skills of adults, especially ex-convicts and supervised freedom convicts, and raise awareness for their employability, besides setting up an institutional cooperation in line with the aim.

Although creativity and innovation are considered one of the key driving forces in modern economies, to date there have been few approaches concerning creativity and innovation management. There are also very few educational approaches applied at the interface of continuing education, institutes of higher education and business that systematically promote these skills and competencies.

The general aim of the project is to ensure the necessary Institutional Cooperation for adult education and employment and help the adults all over Turkey to continue to live as active citizens by supporting them to acquire modern basic skills. Besides, it is aimed to increase the employability of those who want to participate in employment, but have difficulty in finding jobs themselves.

The European Pillar of Social Rights states a commitment to building a fair and more social Europe, and sets out key principles for social policy across member states. Denise Shannon of Léargas team reflects on the European Pillar of Social Rights and looks at what it means for education in general, and Erasmus+ in particular. This blog post is adatped from an an article originally published for Léargas, Ireland's National Agency for Erasmus+.

In this podcast, Simon Broek interviews Brigitte Bosche and Anne Strauch from the German Institute for Adult Education about the GRETA-portfolioPlus project on validation of informal and non-formal competences of adult educators.

Following the last reform of ongoing vocational training, AFEST (Action for Workplace Learning) has become a teaching method in its own right. A formal training device, AFEST derives from precisely structured engineering. EPALE France has associated itself with the journal Education Permanente, issue No. 216 of which focuses on learning and training in the workplace, to propose a day of discussions and considerations of AFEST.

The European Prison Education Association (EPEA) held their biannual conference in Dublin in June 2019 and celebrated their 25th anniversary. The conference presented many topics for discussion, including mental health, Special Education Needs and prisoners of ethnic minorities. Delegates were able to enjoy a range of talks and workshops and attended an art exhibition in former prison Kilmainham Gaol. EPALE UK Ambassador Jamine Miller reflects on the conference and dicusses what she has learned.

Despite the annual tourism statistics, which emphasise an increasing number of visitors to European wineries, training courses on wine tourism are rare. Indeed, to this day, only two universities offer training in the œnotourism sector, those being Universidade Lusófona in Portugal and Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.

Tuesday 8 October 2019 to Friday 11 October 2019, Poland

International TCA Seminar: Key competences for adults in cultural institutions

The Erasmus+ Transnational Cooperation Activities team is organising the International TCA Seminar: Key competences for adults in cultural institutions event in Warsaw in October. Those interested in participating should endeavour to book a place as soon as possible. 

Thursday 19 September 2019, Latvia

Seminārs 'Ieraugi darbinieku'

Nodarbinātības valsts aģentūra aicina pieteikties dalībai seminārā ''Ieraugi darbinieku'', kas notiks  2019. gada 19. septembrī plkst. 10:00 VEF kvartāla kamerzālē (Rīgā, Ieriķu ielā 5A).

Semināra ietvaros Nodarbinātības valsts aģentūras direktore Evita Simsone lekcijā “Darbaspēks ir visapkārt, to jāiemācās ieraudzīt” informēs par valsts atbalsta saņemšanas iespējām, nodarbinot cilvēkus, kas darba tirgū saskaras ar izaicinājumiem.

''Cafe RB'' idejas autors Māris Grāvis pastāstīs kāpēc invaliditāte nav šķērslis, lai strādātu.

Tuesday 17 September 2019, Bulgaria

Европейска трудова борса отваря врати в София

Агенция по заетостта организира международна трудова борса на 17 септември2019 г. в град София. Европейският ден на труда ще се проведе в хотел „Рамада” (бул. „Княгиня Мария Луиза” № 131) от 9:30 до 17:00 часа. Събитието се провежда във връзка с изпълнението на проект „Национална EURES мрежа”.

Monday 2 September 2019 to Tuesday 3 September 2019, Belgium

ECIT SUMMER UNIVERSITY ON EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP

We are thrilled to announce the IV edition of the ECIT Summer University on European Citizenship in collaboration with The Institut des Etudes Européens /ULB.

This event will take place at the IEE on 2 & 3 September and will bring together students & researchers, civic activists and policy makers in order to discuss the European citizens’ agenda after the 2019 EP elections. 

WHO? Students & researchers, civil society activists and policy makers are invited

Wednesday 6 November 2019 to Friday 8 November 2019, Ireland

International TCA Seminar: Guidance and supportive approaches with adults in AE and VET

The International TCA Seminar will provide participants with the opportunity to meet partners, begin drafting project proposals for KA2 strategic partnerships, and explore job shadowing and work experience opportunities for KA1. Participants can claim part and full reimbursements for travel costs. The event will take place in November 2019 in Dublin.

Thursday 12 September 2019, Ireland

Erasmus+ KA102 VET Application Workshop

Last year, more than €4.5 million of Erasmus+ funding was allocated to further education projects in Ireland. These projects expand horizons through:

Organisations active in VET can receive funding for projects that include sending their learners and/or staff for a vocational training placement in another participating country (KA1 VET mobility projects). In the Irish context, an eligible VET provider is an organisation that directly delivers further education programmes–with a vocational or apprenticeship element–at NFQ Levels 4, 5 and 6. These programmes typically include periods of vocational work-based learning.

This PowerPoint is from the 17th EPEA (European Prison Education Association) Conference, which took place in Dublin 12-16th of June. In it Alan Smith explores the EU's interaction with prison education throughout its existence, as well as gathering together links to relevant EU policy, reports and actions. 

The OBADE project: Open Badges and Adult Education is an Erasmus+ project, which was successfully concluded in May 2019.  Within the framework of OBADE, 7 partners from six European countries have explored the possibilities for implementing digital badges as a tool for recognizing non-formal adult knowledge. 

The European Commission has recently published a new synthesis report on the current situation of national adult learning policies and systems across the EU-28. The report brings together findings fron a set of full country reports updated in 2017. The link for the full country report for the UK and a brief of its content can be found here.

This synthesis report considers the current situation of national adult learning policies and systems across the EU-28. The report brings together the findings from a set of country reports that were previously completed for each Member State by a set of country experts. The report reflects on the complex adult learning policy and financing frameworks, national targets and interventions, as well as their strengths and weaknesses and the reforms that are needed in the systems that are in place in Member States. 

Are you taking part in the 2019 European elections and want to convince others to do so too? Are you motivated and need more information? Then the European Commission's European elections 2019 toolkit might be something for you! In addition to exciting infographics, films and news, you will find 7 good reasons to vote here, as well as an overview of events on the subject of the European elections.

LearnersMot Erasmus+ project is being developed by the LearnersMot partnership. It addresses the issues of literacy and low educated as well as low skilled workers’ education. Prior to the literacy course that is yet to be developed and piloted, partners wrote a handbook to be used by adult educators intervening in companies.

The survey commissioned by the Directorate for Research, Lifelong Learning and Employability analysed the progress and national user satisfaction amongst EPALE Platform registered users in Malta, as well as, analysed potential users’ interest in resources and content they would be mainly attracted to.

EPALE National Support Service issues an electronic magazine each month tied to the thematic focus on EPALE. The magazine contains a selection of most read blogs on the platform translated into Serbian and other articles relevant to adult education in Serbia and Europe.

In accordance with the EPALE monthly focus the magazine in October 2018 dealt with Projects and partnerships.

IPA+ (Inclusion of people with autism in Europe. Towards a specialized training model for professionals) is a project funded under the Erasmus+ Programme (ref: 2016-1-ES01-KA204-025061) aimed to develop a training for all professionals working with people with autism independently of the area of knowledge. In the framework of this project we have developed and created several materials and resources useful for professionals working in the field of autism.
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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.