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European policies projects and funding

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!
EU4EU – European Universities for the EU – is the project which support the growth of European businesses and the access to employment of university trainees. You have time until the 29th of October  to register your organization and to access to the matching phase in which you will be able to choose the more suitable candidate for your organization’s needs.

Dear EPALE community,
I would like to inform you that we have successfully started our Erasmus+ project (ID: 2019-1-SK01-KA204-060805). The aim of the project is to improve the quality of adult education in career counseling, the development of talent and soft-skills of the unemployed, in order to find better employment and satisfaction in their lives. Moreover, this project will also help career advisors to use new tool in their consultancy.

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

Tara Robinson works in the Further Education and Training Division of the Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board.  In this post Tara shares the staff’s experiences of taking part in their Erasmus+ Adult Education Staff Mobility Project and how it helped them in their use of various technologies when working with adult learners.

31 October 2019
by Laura Austen-Gray

Karen McCormick works in Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) Development Office where she is the European Projects Officer.  She is currently working on several Erasmus+ projects, including Restart+ Communities where LYIT is the lead organisation, as well as Digital Wellbeing Educators, Generation Data and VET Wind II where LYIT is a partner. This post is Karen’s account of a “Week in the life of a European projects officer” and outlines her work at home for the kick-off meeting of the Restart+ project and then her time in Denmark on VET Wind II. 

31 October 2019
by Laura Austen-Gray

REALISE is an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project funded by the European Commission involving 10 universities in Europe and a large number of associate partners. It aims to embed staff mobility in HEIs’ institutional strategies for modernisation and internationalisation, more particularly as a valuable element in the process of “internationalisation at home”, helping raise the awareness of the international dimension of higher education among both academic and administrative staff.

A group of people enjoying a beach campfire at sunset

EPALE UK Ambassador Cath Harcula discusses her experiences at the EPALE Stakeholder Conference 2019, held in Warsaw, Poland. She covers the 'campfire' discussions, the debate concerning whether education practitioners are adult learners too, who EPALE is beneficial for and discusses the concept of 'bildung' in Nordic culture. 

#ErasmusDays2019, the EPALE teams wished to raise awareness about the European Union commitment in adult lifelong learning. They created a digital exhibition with 28 different projects, demonstrating the variety of practices across Europe.
Wednesday 15 January 2020, Slovenia

SEMINAR za prijavitelje projektov programa Erasmus+ na področju izobraževanja odraslih (Ljubljana)

Za vse, ki ste morda spregledali ali zamudili naše decembrske seminarje za potencialne prijavitelje, sporočamo, da bomo prihodnji teden organizirali še en "seminar za zamudnike". Pridružite se nam in v sredo, 15. januarja spoznajte program Erasmus+ na področju izobraževanja odraslih, ključna aktivnost 1.

Friday 17 January 2020, Latvia

Foruma «Izglītības sistēmas mērķis- nākotnes perspektīva» 1. diskusija «Indivīda profesionālās attīstības izvēles un tās ietekmējošie aspekti»

17. janvārī Saeimas Baltiešu zālē, Jēkaba ielā 6/8, notiks izglītībai veltītā forumu «Izglītības sistēmas mērķis: nākotnes perspektīva» pirmā diskusija «Indivīda profesionālās attīstības izvēles un tās ietekmējošie aspekti».

Thursday 12 March 2020 to Thursday 23 April 2020, Denmark

Forelæsningsrække: Globalisering og verdensmålene - Benspænd og muligheder frem mod 2030

"Globalisering er et omdiskuteret emne. Det omfatter økonomiske, sociale, miljømæssige, kulturelle og politiske forhold. Globaliseringen er i det 21. århundrede en vigtig faktor bag generelle forandringer i alle lande. Den drives især af teknologiske og økonomiske kræfter,og den skaber både vindere og tabere blandt stater og i befolkninger."

Sunday 5 January 2020 to Monday 30 August 2021, Greece

Course 3: Quality Assurance: Improving Public/private Organizations through Self-Assessment

Course 3: Quality Assurance: Improving Public/private Organizations through Self-Assessment

5 days, ERASMUS+ KA1 Training Course in Thessaloniki/Chania/Athens: depends on the participants’ number. Minimum participants number 7 & maximum 15

1. 21 th to 25th of September 2020, Thessaloniki/Athens/Chania,

2. 20th to 24th of September 2021, Thessaloniki/Athens/Chania,

FEES 390€

Sunday 5 January 2020 to Tuesday 5 January 2021, Greece

Course 2: New Management and Leadership

Course 2: New Management and Leadership

5 days, ERASMUS+ KA1 Training Course in Chania/Crete:

1. 20-24th of April 2020 in Chania Crete Island,

2. 26-30th, of October 2020 in Thessaloniki, Athens, or Chania/Crete island, depends on the participants’ number, depends on the participants’ number. Minimum participants number 7 & maximum 15

Monday 30 March 2020 to Friday 3 April 2020, Italy

Efficient & Effective Project Management for EU funded Projects

The ‘Efficient & effective Project Management for EU funded projects’ (PMEU) is a masterclass course that equips all those involved in the management/coordination as well as all those responsible for the technical and financial progress on behalf of their institutions with the required knowledge and expertise in dealing in an efficient & effective manner with the management of EU funded projects.

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. 

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.

The MATCHSI Toolkit was developed to help those hoping to gain work experience to match with an ideal host company, ensuring that learning is appropriately targeted and useful. The project brought together partners from seven EU countries. The Toolkit and accompanying resources can be downloaded.

A case study for Erasmus+ project Migrants and Refugees as Re-builders, which describes the experience of an adult educator working with migrants and refugees in Sweden. It explores the challenges faced by migrant learners, the approaches educators can use to address these challenges and how they can support inclusion. The project team has created print and online materials to generate meaningful conversations between educators, learners, policy-makers and stakeholders, as well as a curriculum, self-assessment framework and a set of indicators for analysing someone's engagement with society.

EAEA (European Adult Education Association) on UP-AEPRO -hankkeessa kehittänyt verkkokurssin aikuiskouluttajille ja muille aikuiskoulutuksen parissa työskenteleville. Tavoitteena on lisätä aikuiskoulutuskentän osaamista komission "Aikuisten taitojen parantamisen polut" (Upskilling Pathways) -aloitteesta ja elinikäisen oppimisen toimintapolitiikasta EU-tasolla.

Join the next High-level Political Forum (HLPF) under the 74th Session of the General Assembly!
The Next 24-25 september, 2019 in New Your, professionals and institutions are going to propose solutions to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

This is an Erasmus+ funded project which aims to design and implement effective training tools for enhancing key skills and competences of (a) highly-skilled refugees and (b) the language teachers who work with them, and so enhance the employability and societal integration of skilled refugees.

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.

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