Over 80% of care across the EU is provided by partners, relatives and friends. Everyone may be an informal carer at some stage in his or her life. At this moment, having the opportunity to access adapted training can be extremely useful…
European policies projects and funding
Markus Palmen interviewed members of the National Validation Network about how they criticise, disseminate and improve validation policy in Finland.
Be Digital is a two-year Baltic-Nordic project focused on strengthening social media skills necessary for older employees to succeed both at work and in everyday life.
Launched in July 2019 the initiative is supported by the Nordplus Adult Programme. It is implemented by a consortium of four partner organisations from Lithuania, Iceland, Latvia, and Norway.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Foundation Tempus – National Erasmus+ Agency in Serbia organizes Erasmus+ Week in November 2019, during which a number of activities are planned to inform all those interested in the Erasmus+ programme.
The Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) has announced the new Erasmus+ Call for proposals 2020, which sets deadlines for submission of applications for all individual programme components.
The Erasmus+ Call for proposals was published on 22/10/2019. Lot 1 addresses general education and training. Submission deadline: 25 February 2020. An online info session is planned on 15th November.
The Erasmus+ Call on networks and partnerships for Adult Learning providers was published on the 22nd of October. The deadline for the Call is 25 February 2020. An online information session is planned for the 15th of November.
The National Support Services of the Electronic Platform for Adult Learning, EPALE, held a training meeting at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, in collaboration with the Learning, Training, Research and Counseling Center LCEducational.
Community farming is becoming more and more widespread in Hungary now, since there are more and more people who consider it important to have access to food coming from reliable sources. Within the system, farmers and customers make up a community: the customer has access to vegetables, fruit or animal products coming from reliable sources, whereas the farmer may count on predictable and regular income in exchange for the produced goods. In Hungary, the Association of Conscious Consumers plays a central role in the dissemination of information related to the topic and in knowledge transfer. Their project, part of the Erasmus+ strategic partnership launched in 2014, was aimed at providing visibility about the functioning of community farms. Zsófia Perényi, the coordinator of the project, talked to a staff member of the Tempus Public Foundation about tis cooperation and how it relates to the training of adult learners.
EU validation visions meet reality in the discussions of the National NVL Validation Network in Finland. The Network plays an important role in disseminating, criticising and improving validation policy at national level.
TCAs for me? Yes, for you! If you are looking for an awesome experience that will develop you both personally and professionally, then you are in luck as there are plenty of invaluable opportunities for you within TCAs.
The Final Report Narrative for an Erasmus+ VET mobility project is an opportunity to reflect on the work that you’ve done, to show off the strengths of your project, and to consider progress for the future. Tomás Bulnes from our Client Support Team gives his tips on how to put together a great narrative.
If you’ve put an Erasmus+ application together before, you’ll know exactly how much hard work and planning goes into one. It’s extra frustrating then to fall at the final hurdle by missing the deadline or hitting a technical problem! This post will guide you through how to submit your completed form, and help you avoid the most common problems.
The Network for Adult Learning Across Borders (NALAB) was launched on Monday 18th November 2019. NALAB is an umbrella partnership of leading organisations within the field of adult and community education in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The project ALMIT - Acceleration of labour market integration of immigrants through mapping of skills and trainings, aims at faster integration of migrants into the labour market and overcoming language and cultural barriers between migrants and local population.
The target group of the project are adult migrants who are legally residing in the countries covered by the project (Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia and Austria) and who have expressed their intention to obtain asylum in these countries.
Through the project, participants involved in activities in Serbia have the opportunity to attend Serbian language classes and to go through intercultural and civic education sessions, as a basic prerequisite for finding a job in Serbia.
On this occasion, we spoke with Ivan Topalović, project Coordinator and Marija Milosavljević, Assistant Trainee, from the Belgrade Open School (BOŠ), who shared with us experiences from the implementation of this project in Serbia.
The management of migration and the integration of migrants are among the central challenges of this time in many regions of Europe. An alliance of municipalities and civil society organisations from several European countries joined forces in 2016 to work together on integration and acquire new knowledge and skills. With the help of the "Europe for Citizens" programme, it was possible to intensify the exchange between the partners in a joint project.
Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) are developing into an important component of EU Vocational Education and Training (VET) policy. EPALE thematic coordinator Andrew McCoshan reflects on what it means for practitioners in the sector.
Thinking of joining one of the educational programmes provided by the European Commission? Consider availing yourself of the funding available through the European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA).
2019. gada 11. decembrī notiks Erasmus+ programmas (2014-2020) rezultātu izplatīšanas konference “Erasmus+ kā rīks izglītības iestāžu internacionalizācijai un izglītības kvalitātes paaugstināšanai”, kurā VIAA aicina piedalīties visu izglītības sektoru pārstāvjus: pašreizējos, bijušos un potenciālos Erasmus+ projektu īstenotājus, izglītības darba organizatorus, politikas veidotājus, sociālos partnerus un citus interesentus.
La Liflong Learning Week est un évènement annuel, organisé par la plateforme européenne de la société civile, Lifelong Learning Platform. Ce réseau de 45 réseaux européens dans tous les champs de l'éducation, de la formation, créé en 2005 se veut le lieu d'interlocution avec les institutions européennes et de proposition pour placer l'éducation et la formation au centre des processus politiques européens.
The development of citizens’ knowledge, skills and competences has always been priority to the European community. Therefore the recognition of that knowledge, skills and competences is a very important issue for the development of competitiveness, employment and social cohesion in the European community.
'Supporting Working Lives And Enterprise Growth In Ireland: 2018-2021 further education and training policy framework for skills development of people in employment' was published by Solas (The Irish Further Education and Training Authority) in 2018. It sets out a policy framework for employee development opportunities in Ireland.
Five principal drivers underpin the new policy on skills development of employees in the workforce.
(i) Supporting enhanced productivity in Irish SMEs
Report of the ET 2020 Working Group on Adult Learning (2018-2020)
There is little methodological professional material, - particularly ones related to adult learning – that may be of good help to organizations and professionals wishing to introduce work-based learning Therefore this project - in the context of which such a complex methodological handbook has been developed that promotes the introduction and effective application of work-based learning forms, the learning outcome-based training plans in adult vocational education and training across Europe - fills a large gap.
On the basis of the Carer+ Digital Competence Framework, a complete programme structure was developed, containing a total of 5 interrelated modules organised under 3 themes:
- Foundational skills
- Managing social care with ITCs
- Providing home care through ICTs.
The Virtual Learning Environement was created by using Drupal Commons and Moodle 2.5: 5 platforms were created: an original one in English and 4 for the piloting partners in their local languages (France, Italy, Latvia, Romania and Spain).
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.
Started in 2016, the RECTEC project aims at promoting employability by identifying transversal skills and matching them with professional certifications.
2019 metais Europos suaugusiųjų švietimo asociacija (EAEA, eaea.org) atnaujino Manifestą dėl suaugusiųjų mokymosi 21 šimtmetyje: mokymosi galia ir džiaugsmas.
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.
How can EU funding help Member States (and others) to build up the Adult Education sector in long-term, long-lasting ways? We would love to hear your thoughts in this online discussion.
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.
Do you need EU support for adult learning in your country? If so, why? What kinds of EU support would be most beneficial for your country in the coming years? We would love to hear your thoughts on these questions and more in this online discussion.