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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Life skills

The Council of Europe are inviting everyone to take part in a language challenge around the European Day of Languages! The 51 challenges within the handbook encourage learners to go outside their comfort zone and take advantage of the opportunities to practice or learn more about a language.

The kick-off meeting for City Quiz & Walk project was held at e-Futuro’s premises in Lisbon on Saturday 21st of September 2019.

The partners had a chance to get to know each other and presented their institutions. 

The project was discussed and the partners had a brainstorming session with ideas for the city quiz apps we will be creating during this project. Output one, research on other offline city walks and online city quizzes in the partner’s own languages and countries will be the first step of the project that will be finalized in November 2019.

After two years of continuous work, our Erasmus+ strategic partnership "Languages, Opening Gates to Society" (LOGS) has finished. Four organizations from  four different European countries were involved: 

  • The Finnish Folk High School, Gothenburg, Sweden (coordinator)
  • CFA Catalonia, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain (partner)
  • Jazyková škola Poprad, Czech republic (partner)
  • Tartu Folk High School, Tartu, Estonia (partner)

The objectives of projects were:

On Tuesday 8 October 2019 the KA2 partnership of adult educators in Belgium, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Northern Macedonia, Portugal and Sweden organise an international dissemination event to present the publication of the results of the KA2 project Recognition, Training and Validation of soft skills for employability of vulnerable groups.

How we produce and consume our food needs to change in order to comply with sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Agenda 2030 and global challenges. But: How to make food systems more sustainable? The Erasmus+ project EATingCRAFT researched the synergies between Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) initiatives to find answers.

10 October 2019
by Federica VARINI

"Sharing Best Practices in Teaching English for 50+" is an international project with English language teachers/learners from Poland, Romania and Estonia taking part in it. The project was implemented as part of Erasmus + Adult Education program, Action 2. The main purpose of the project/cooperation was to exchange experience in the field of teaching English to 50+ students.

Ohjaamo guidance centres are low-threshold service points that form a new kind of multidisciplinary guidance service for young people under 30 years of age in Finland. The guidance centres support young people in life management skills and promote their engagement in training, education and working life by offering information, counselling and guidance services. 

24 September 2019
by Euroguidance Finland

September is a very busy month in the calendar for learning celebrations, with Reading in Prison Day, International Literacy Day, National Coding Week, European Day of Languages, Maths Week Scotland and International Week of Happiness at Work all taking place. This post summarises the national and international awareness days and weeks.

4 September 2019
The Erasmus+ KA1 project “Professional Vlogger ”(PV) has been committed in ensuring the attainment of the 8 transversal skills defined by Europe, needed by  young people in the sectors of broadcasting, media and visual to sustain effectively a job.
27 August 2019
by Giuseppina Bomba
Wednesday 16 October 2019 to Thursday 17 October 2019, Europe

Občanská společnost v EU: Perspektivy a výzvy

Ve dnech 16.–17. října se v pražském CERGE-EI institutu uskuteční mezinárodní konference s názvem Občanská společnost v EU: Perspektivy a výzvy. Organizátory akce jsou Nadace Partnerství, Spiralis a Nadace OSF.

Thursday 7 November 2019 to Tuesday 26 November 2019, Czech Republic

Akademie pro neziskovky - Grow with Google

Akadamie se bude konat v Impact Hub Praha a účast pro neziskovky je zdarma.

V průběhu 4 týdnů se akademie zaměří na témata: 

  • Vize a hodnoty organizace (7.11.)
  • Budování komunity podporovatelů a fundraising (12.11.)
  • Komunikace, marketing a GSuite pro neziskové organizace (20.11.)
  • Struktura organizace a nastavení procesů (26.11.)

Finálních 20 neziskových organizací bude vybráno na základě přihlášek

Friday 15 November 2019, Germany

Fachtag und Barcamp: Alphabetisierung und Grundbildung

Fachtag GBZ Berlin

Das Berliner Grund-Bildungs-Zentrum lädt Sie herzlich am 15. November 2019 von 8.30 bis 16.30 Uhr zum diesjährigen Fachtag zum Thema Alphabetisierung und Grundbildung ein! Dieser Tag dient zur Bestandsaufnahme und zur Diskussion von Zukunftsthemen – und diesmal wollen wir durch einen BarCamp-Teil ein Stück näher an Ihren Anliegen arbeiten. »Wo stehen wir in Berlin – wo wollen wir hin?«

Friday 4 October 2019 to Thursday 31 October 2019, Europe

Základní dovednosti na pracovišti a základní rodičovské dovednosti a rodinná politika - EBSN on-line kurz na EPALE

Tým EBSN EPALE s radostí oznamuje zahájení svého druhého a třetího on-line kurzu pro tvůrce politik, odborníky a další profesionály, kteří se zabývají nastavováním politik pro podporu základních dovedností a v současné době zavádějí doporučení daná programem Upskilling Pathways. Nabízené MOOC kurzy se věnují politické úrovni poskytování podpory základním dovednostem v kontextu programu Upskilling Pathways.

Tuesday 26 November 2019 to Friday 29 November 2019, Portugal

Training Course: Children's and Neighbourhood Parliaments - How to Implement?

The methodology used by the Children’s Parliament program aims to support the organization of communities and their sustainable development.
It creates circles of people who actively engage in the debate, planning and implementation of actions that facilitate the resolution of their own problems.

Friday 17 January 2020 to Saturday 18 January 2020, United Kingdom

ELT Conference 2020

The ELT Conference will take place at Prospero House in London on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 January 2020.  It is ideal for those working in the ELT sector. The conference will provide plenaries, elective sessions, expert speakers and a food and drinks reception. The first day will focus on academic management, the second on classroom practice.

Thursday 17 October 2019, Italy

Words4link "Scritture migranti per l'integrazione" - Convegno europeo di scambio di buone pratiche al MACRO

Il prossimo 17 ottobre  si svolgerà a Roma presso il Macro Asilo il convegno europeo sullo scambio e confronto di buone pratiche all'interno del progetto  Words4link.

 Words4link nasce come progetto il cui come scopo è la valorizzazione della produzione letteraria nota come “scrittura migrante” e la promozione degli autori/rici di origine immigrata. 

Wednesday 16 October 2019 to Wednesday 30 October 2019, Italy


Parlare di apprendimento degli adulti significa pensare non solo ai percorsi formali di istruzione e alla formazione professionale, ma anche alle occasioni di crescita personale e sociale in contesti informali e alle attività di educazione non formale. Per questo riteniamo significativo segnalare un festival che intende offrire numerose occasioni per “conoscere”, conoscere un territorio, le persone che vi abitano, le risorse inaspettate a due passi da casa, le storie di altre parti del mondo, implicazioni sociali e politiche, elementi di innovazione sociale ed urbana.

The EUMentorSTEM project recognises the lack of experienced career professionals trained to work with the specific target group of migrant women with a STEM background. Therefore, one of the main aims of the project is to provide a training programme for guidance professionals to support migrant women with a STEM background to develop their skills and competences to succeed in the labour market.

Tinkering creates a bridging point between a learner’s personal interests and experiences and a broad range of possible learning outcomes. It offers valuable opportunities to engage all students in STEM and fosters a more inclusive STEM education. In this way, it is very much aligned with a Science Capital Teaching Approach: fundamentally, it is a highly personalised pedagogy, which allows the learner to follow their own interests and set their own goals.

UNESCO’s education programmes help improve lives across the globe.

Since its origins, UNESCO has advocated  for expanded opportunities for women’s and  girls’ education. The Education 2030 Agenda  adds new impetus to ensure that both  get equal opportunities, in formal and  non-formal education.

Often, the concept and activities of Popular Education is considered as "French idea". Nevertheless, some researchers have wrote on it, trying to distinguish what is Non formal education or Adult education in comparison with Popular education.

This dossier shows different experiences from Finland, Italy, UK, Spain, Greece, France,.... The is a concordance of ideas, concepts and activities. Probably, the most important caracteristic is the idea of social transformation.

It is a multilingual Learning Management System developed with the aim to equip learners with knowledge, abilities and skills that allow them to enter the entrepreneurial world, via Industry 4.0 and Drone Technology, in order to yield the related opportunities. It includes a course, trainer guidelines, evaluation tools and e-learning platform.

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.

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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