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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Life skills

In today’s rapidly developing world, where digitisation and technology stand at the forefront of how we communicate, use services and complete everyday tasks, our ability to confidently and safely use the internet and technology is  vital to ensure our participation in our communities and our ability to find employment.

As a part of the project Erasmus+ nb. 2018-1-CZ01-KA104-047335 „Strengthening methodological and educational competences of experts in andragogy at European scope“, chosen members of the Association of experts in andragogy CZ travelled to four European conferences. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. The aim of this project was to extend andragogic competences of AOA ČR members with European view so that they would better understand strategies promoted in adult education.


The EAEA GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF EAEA & ANNUAL CONFERENCE on LIFE SKILLS AND PARTICIPATION was held in Copenhagen on 26 and 27 June 2019. The Czech Republic was represented by a representative of the Association of Experts in Andragogy of the Czech Republic under the Erasmus + mobility project. This project is funded with support from the European Commission.

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.

Education Scotland fund the Enhancing Professional Learning in STEM Grants Programme, which aims to increase access to STEM learning opportunities and encourage practitioners to be confident and well informed in their areas of STEM. Organisations interested in receiving funding can now apply to one of two funding streams. Education Scotland fund the Enhancing Professional Learning in STEM Grants Programme, which aims to increase access to STEM learning opportunities and encourage practitioners to be confident and well informed in their areas of STEM. Organisations interested in receiving funding can now apply to one of two funding streams.

The Journey to Work programme aims to improve employment prospects and the earning potential of young people (up to 30 years old) by enabling them to undertake work experience placements abroad. The blog post discusses the achievements of some of the participant students who worked in the Netherlands and Spain and celebrates the many successes of the project.

EPALE UK Ambassador Brian Caul discusses an exciting new transnational partnership that aims to educate trainers working with ethnic minority groups on cultural awareness. Brian considers the ethnic mix in Northern Ireland, discusses the design of the project's blended course and explains next steps for the project. 

24 July 2019
by Brian Caul
While Third Places are in fashion and we seek to have them play multiple roles in the city, they are by nature singular, adapted to their specific environment, and only exist and develop insofar as they provide answers to essentially local problems. Wanting to increase their number does not always make much sense. However, this singularity, this essential plasticity, does not prevent us from seeking principles of functioning that go beyond specific contexts, and which tend towards a form of universality. Thus, seeking to understand their challenges and their contributions allows us to build and to test hypotheses in terms of inclusion, citizenship and solidarity.

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.

A formal education is often vital for securing places on courses and programmes, and getting your foot through the door when it comes to gaining employment and beginning a career. However, people gain valuable knowledge and skills from informal learning experiences which can have a lasting impact on their lives. This post considers whether educational institutions and employers should be paying more attention to informal learning when considering candidates and compares the two different learning processes.

http://leargas.ieLéargas, Ireland's national agency for Erasmus+, recently brought together project co-ordinators from a variety of Irish colleges and organisations to share their experiences of how best to support students during their Erasmus+ VET (Vocational and Education Training) placements abroad.

In the first of two posts, Elva Duggan, Léargas' VET coordinator, sums up the key points that emerged during the day. This post focuses on preparation. The next will focus on the placements themselves and risk management. 

1 July 2019
by Caoilte Bashford
Wednesday 11 September 2019, Scotland

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults course aims to provide knowledge and practical skills to attendees and places special focus on understanding aspects of harm and abuse. It is provided by Civicos Training and Communications and will take place in Glasgow on 11 September 2019.

Thursday 22 August 2019 to Tuesday 27 August 2019, Russian Federation

Worldskills Kazan 2019: celebración de las competiciones mundiales de formación profesional

El próximo mes, del 22 al 27 de agosto de 2019, se celebrará en Kazán (Rusia) la 45ª edición de las competición "Worldskills Kazan 2019", las competiciones mundiales de formación profesional que se celebran cada dos años.

Thursday 24 October 2019, Belgium

Conferencia Europea sobre Huella Digital

La Red Europea de Aprendizaje Digital – Dlearn (European Digital Learning Network) y la Plataforma de Aprendizaje Permanente – LLL Platform (Lifelong Learning Platform), con el apoyo de los socios del proyecto DIGIT, organizan conjuntamente la Conferencia Europea sobre Huella Digital (European Conference on Digital Footprint), que tendrá lugar el 24 de octubre de 2019 en Bruselas, Bélgica. 

Monday 29 July 2019 to Friday 2 August 2019, Spain

Curso de verano: Inteligencia emocional y Gestión del estrés

La Universidad Pública de Navarra ha organizado un curso sobre la Inteligencia emocional y la Gestión del estrés en el que se plantea la adquisición de una mayor conciencia personal acerca de las emociones, pensamientos y conductas que acompañan nuestros procesos emocionales, así como el aprendizaje de técnicas y recursos que nos ayuden a gestionar nuestra vida emocional y el estrés de modo más adecuado.
Wednesday 19 June 2019 to Thursday 24 October 2019

Appel à communications ouvert jusqu'au 1er juillet 2019 pour colloque des 23 et 24 octobre 2019

Le 16eme colloque international de l’Association Française D’Éducation Comparée et des Échanges (AFDECE) organisé avec le laboratoire EDA de l’université de Paris (Descartes) et la faculté des Sciences de l’éducation de l’Université Saint Joseph (USJ) de Beyrouth au Liban, se tiendra au Liban les 23 et 24 octobre 2019. Les propositions de communications sont attendues pour le 1ier juillet 2019 selon les thématiques suivantes : Quels enjeux pour l’éducation au plurilinguisme (ouverture interculturelle, insertion professionnelle, inclusion scolaire, développement durable…) ? Diversité des établissements plurilingues (curricula, modalités d’enseignement, enseignement en langue étrangère de disciplines non linguistiques, échanges scolaires, formation…) Quelles stratégies pédagogiques pour l’enseignement du - et en - français dans les établissements plurilingues ? Quelles utilisations du numérique pour l’enseignement des langues et la formation des enseignants au service des langues ? Quelle gouvernance pour les établissements plurilingues ? Partage d’expériences sur l’éducation plurilingue et pluriculturelle Pour en savoir plus Voir en ligne : Les propositions sont à adresser sous format Word à l’adresse suivante :

The paper presents and examines employee assistance programmes (EAP) as a means of strategic intervention and supportive mechanism which provides assistance to individuals and organisations through various types of informative, advisory, educational and evaluation services and interventions, for the purposes of resolving issues that influence productivity, e.g. issues having to do with health, family, finances, emotional life, as well as issues related to requests, relations and equity at the work place, harassment, abuse, stress, etc.

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.

The Scottish Funding Council has provided guidance for universities and colleges on funding for upskilling in 2019-2020. Those who will benefit most from using the resource include university / college heads and education leaders, senior university / college staff and those who work in further or higher education financial and funding teams.

A large group of people are not sufficiently educated to get jobs or function properly as citizens, a fact which has been substantiated in one study after the other.

It is not that campaigns or educational opportunities have been lacking, but those kinds of opportunities cannot solve the problem alone because a good portion of the people in question cannot find the proper motivation they need to overcome the limitations they have due to their lack of education.

Being a parent has never been easy, but it can be even more challenging once your kids are using the internet. Even if you’re not up on the latest technologies and platforms, though, you have an important role — maybe the most important — in your kids’ online lives. This guide will prepare you for the conversations you need to have with kids when they first start using digital devices, as they grow and their online activities change, and when things go wrong.

Abstract: Lifelong learning is a process that goes on from the beginning to the end of human life. The concept of lifelong learning supports the adaptation of individuals to the change and development process in society, providing human resources for employment and thus economic development. Lifelong learning, which forms the basic framework of education policies of the European Union, has become widespread with the influence which the process of nomination to the European Union in Turkey brings.

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.

The HETEROTOPIA TOUR is an educational approach based on learning by travelling, built on three pillars: community living, eco-sustainability and entrepreneurship education.


The aim of the tool is to provide individuals and organisations with guidelines on how to successfully implement a Heterotopia Tour, sharing the best practices piloted since the first Tour in 2013.

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The 2016 Adult Skills Conference in Brussels, 'Adult Skills: Empowering people' organized as part of the 1st European Vocational Skills Week, focused on the Commission's 'Skills Guarantee' or 'Upskilling Pathways' initiative that will help help adults with to acquire a level of literacy, numeracy and digital skills that will enable them to progress towards an upper secondary qualification or equivalent (EQF