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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

European policies projects and funding

Our School consists of Department of Information Technologies, Department of Electrical - Electronic Technology, Department of Machinery Technology, Department of Metal Technology, Department of Wood Technology, Department of Motor Vehicles Technology, Map - Land Registry - Cadastral Department and Department of Construction Technology.

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.
 

The EBRD and Izmir are joining forces to work on an action plan that will improve the urban environment and lives of the 4.3 million people who live in Turkey’s third-largest city.

The action plan developed with the EBRD will articulate Izmir’s sustainable development vision, strategic objectives, actions and investments for a five-year period to address priority issues. Beyond prioritizing investments and reforms, the document is also expected to serve as policy guidance to help Izmir promote awareness and additional financing for green initiatives within the city. 

25 January 2020
by Yasin ÖZARSLAN
(en)

Based on feedback from the Member States of the European Union, the labour market relevance of vocational education and training must be strengthened everywhere in order to ensure that economic growth is not impeded by the lack of a qualified workforce. The European Union aims to succeed in assuring that work-based learning becomes the fundamental pillar of vocational education and training systems.

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)
Friday 24 January 2020, France

Gardeniser Pro : Enfin une formation pour l'animation des jardins partagés

Avec le développement en Europe des jardins urbains et partagés ces dernières années, une nouvelle figure professionnelle est en train d’émerger : celle de l’animateur de jardin (Gardeniser). Celui-ci correspond à des compétences professionnelles et humaines, dures et douces, qui ne sont pas toujours assez valorisées. En effet, savoir jardiner, même en connaissant parfaitement toutes les techniques, ne signifie pas que l’on saura animer un groupe, créer une dynamique, intégrer un projet dans un territoire.

Thursday 16 April 2020 to Friday 17 April 2020, Denmark

Bibliotekspolitisk topmøde 2020

Danmarks Biblioteksforening (DB) skriver: 

"Udnyt bibliotekets fulde potentiale i samfundets tjeneste

Velkommen til to dage fyldt med nye tendenser, vidensdeling og intensiv networking blandt 500 lands- og lokalpolitikere samt biblioteks- og kulturfolk fra hele landet.

Mød kulturministeren og deltag i debatten om KLs udspil om at udnytte bibliotekets fulde potentiale.

Tuesday 21 January 2020, Italy

Infoday Erasmus+ per l’Educazione degli Adulti a Perugia

Il Centro Europe Direct Umbria, CeSAR Centro per lo Sviluppo Agricolo e Rurale organizza in collaborazione con l’Agenzia Erasmus+ Indire, una giornata informativa il 21 gennaio presso Barton Park Viale Giuseppe Meazza, 21, Perugia dalle ore 14,00 dedicata a tutte le opportunità ERASMUS+ per l’Educazione degli Adulti, per progetti di mobilità di apprendimento KA104 e partenariati strategici KA204 in vista delle scadenze 2020.

Friday 14 February 2020, Italy

Studia da adulto, diventa grande: workshop a Pescara su educazione degli adulti, politiche europee e territorio

“Studia da adulto, diventa grande” è un workshop  su educazione degli adulti, politiche europee e territorio organizzato dall'Istituto Tecnico Statale Aterno-Manthonè di Pescara, il CPIA di Pescara-Chieti (link is external)e l'Associazione Culturale SmartLab Europe con il supporto dell'Unità EPALE Italia-INDIRE.

Monday 10 February 2020 to Thursday 13 February 2020, Serbia

Projektna akademija za pripremu KA2 projekata (Srbija)

Fondacija Tempus, nacionalna agencija za Erazmus+ program u Srbiji, uz podršku Ambasade Bugarske u Beogradu u narednom periodu organizuje događaje namenjene podršci korisnicima koji nameravaju da se prijave za KA2 projekte strateških partnerstava u okviru poziva programa Erazmus+ za 2019. godinu.

 

Thursday 23 January 2020, Serbia

Radionica za pripremu KA2 projekata (Srbija)

Fondacija Tempus, nacionalna agencija za Erazmus+ program u Srbiji, uz podršku Ambasade Bugarske u Beogradu, u narednom periodu organizuje događaje namenjene podršci korisnicima iz ove zemlje koji nameravaju da se prijave za KA2 projekte strateških partnerstava u okviru poziva programa Erazmus+ za 2019. godinu.

 

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.

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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.