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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

European policies projects and funding

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…

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.
 

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!

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.

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.

26 November 2019
by Lucia Iacovone
(en)

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.

13 November 2019
by Tino BOUBARIS
(de)
Friday 13 December 2019, Spain

Jornada de análisis sobre los resultados en Erasmus+

El Viernes 13 de diciembre tendrá lugar una jornada organizada por CCOO sobre la educación a lo largo de la vida: con el fin de analizar los resultados de los proyectos Erasmus + y de experiencias innovadoras en la metodología de la enseñanza de personas adultas en la Comunidad de Madrid. 
Tuesday 10 December 2019, Bulgaria

Координационният съвет на Националната платформа „Обединени за ученето на възрастни“ се събира в София за последна работна среща през 2019 година

На 10 декември 2019 г. в град София - столицата на България, ще се проведе последната за тази година работна среща на Координационния съвет за Националната платформа „Обединени за ученето на възрастни“.

Tuesday 10 December 2019, Slovenia

Informativno srečanje ob zaključku projekta LearnersMOT ali sprožanje primarne motivacije za učenje pri malo izobraženih

Slovenska univerza za tretje življenjsko obdobje vas vabi, da se udeležite dogodka za širjenje vedenja o rezultatih projekta Learnersmot ali kako sprožati primarno motivacijo za učenje pri malo izobraženih odraslih ob uporabi pripomočkov IKT.

Tuesday 17 December 2019, Spain

Jornada Erasmus+: Proyectos educativos europeos

Jornada Erasmus+ con el fin de informar y promover la participación en las distintas modalidades de este programa coordinado y gestionado por el Servicio Español para la Internacionalización de la Educación (SEPIE) y conocer las novedades de la convocatoria 2020, al tiempo que se promueve la internacionalización de los centros educativos.
Wednesday 11 December 2019, Latvia

Erasmus+ programmas (2014-2020) rezultātu izplatīšanas konference “Erasmus+ kā rīks izglītības iestāžu internacionalizācijai un izglītības kvalitātes paaugstināšanai”

Erasmus+

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.

Thursday 5 December 2019, Italy

Convegno "La scuola dell'inclusione non ha confini. Istruzione per adulti e scuola in carcere. Esperienze italiane ed europee a confronto"

L'istruzione degli adulti nel confronto tra realtà italiana ed europea è il tema proposto dal convegno "La scuola dell'inclusione non ha confini. Istruzione per adulti e scuola in carcere.

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

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.

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.

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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.