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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


European policies projects and funding

  • EPALE Conference 2019

    EPALE’s annual pan-European conference is taking place on 1 and 2 October 2019 in Warsaw

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 Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) today launched an online library as a single-point of access to quality materials, practical tools and guidance on apprenticeships to help the EAfA members and key stakeholders in designing and delivering quality and effective apprenticeships.

2018-1-TR01-KA102-052574 numbered “European Experience For Professional Career in Tourism Field”  named Project, which prepared in Yoncalı vocational and technical Anatolian high school in Kutahya Province and entitled to have a grant from National Agency in the scope of Erasmus+ program due to call of 2018 has completed its mobility studies. 

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.

International EPALE Conference "Citizenship Education in Austria and Europe: goals, methods and future perspectives" An international EPALE conference "Citizenship Education in Austria and Europe: objectives, methods and future perspectives" was held in Vienna on the 13th of June 2019. New developments were presented in the area of citizenship education of adults, primarily in Austria, but also in Europe. The conference provided an opportunity for its attendees to find out about different ideas and six national and international projects (from Austria, England, Cyprus and Romania), as well as for colleagues to connect, exchange ideas and present their examples of good practice. This exchange of ideas and experiences has contributed to the development of existing and establishment of new forms of cooperation.
Monday 21 October 2019 to Wednesday 23 October 2019, Ireland

Myth busting European Project Management for VET Mobility

Léargas are hosting a Myth busting European Project Management for VET Mobility. This thematic Contact Making Seminar aims to promote Erasmus+ quality project management in Irish and European VET organisations, share ideas and good practice from peers on what works well and what steps are involved in a good proj

Friday 15 November 2019, Germany

Kommunen sagen Ja zu Europa - Forum für Austausch, Begegnung und Vernetzung 2019

Wie kann grenzübergreifende Partnerschaftsarbeit zwischen Städten und Gemeinden und kommunalen Bildungseinrichtungen weiterentwickelt und nachhaltig gestaltet werden? Die Tagung "Kommunen sagen Ja zu Europa – Forum für Austausch, Begegnung und Vernetzung 2019" will Antworten geben.

Tuesday 24 September 2019 to Wednesday 25 September 2019, Slovenia

Regijska konferenca EPALE in zaključna konferenca EPUO

Center Republike Slovenije za mobilnost in evropske programe izobraževanja in usposabljanja (CMEPIUS) v vlogi Nacionalne podporne službe EPALE Slovenija in Andragoški center Republike Slovenije (ACS), nacionalni koordinator projekta EPUO, vabita na regijsko konferenco EPALE in zaključno konferenco projekta EPUO. Dvodnevni dogodek predstavlja sinergijo dveh procesov, ki ju je na področju izobraževanja odraslih sprožila Evropska komisija in se uresničujeta v regiji.

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


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.

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.

This publication presents readers with an inventory of adult basic education and basic skills programmes in the form of 35 system descriptions covering 32 countries. The data used in this publication covered a range of areas related to learning opportunities for adults with low basic skills, or low level or no qualifications. Large-scale programmes intended to support adults in acquiring basic skills were in the centre of enquiry.

This source serves as a general compass to European policy initiatives and programmes in the field of skills, qualification frameworks, VET, etc. The website presents 10 policy actions adopted by the European Commission since 2016. Users can find essential information on the development of skills initiatives of the Commission and access further documents in this field. The 10 actions presented on the website are as follows:

In the paper, the author provides his opinion on the idea of Europe as a space for developing a European education policy that addresses common European issues. By using the concept of the Europeanisation of education as a methodological tool, emerging European adult education policy is analysed thoroughly. With its formation, adult education has markedly gained in importance and recognition, however it has primarily strengthened only the economic goals of adult education in the EU.

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