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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


National policies and funding

On 28-31 October, OLDER project partners held their first study visit in Lithuania and Latvia.  
The first day kicked-off with a visit to the headquarters of Medardas Čobotas Third Age University in Vilnius, which is also the coordinating partner of the OLDER project. Guests had a chance to attend an English language lecture, engage with elderly students and teachers, and get to know traditional Lithuanian crafts and national costumes, worn by representatives from handicrafts faculty.

The Assembly of the Posavina Canton adopted the Law on Adult Education on the 6th regular meeting held on October 2, 2019. Thus, the process of creating legal framework is completed in the last administrative unit responsible for adult education which now represents a base for development and further regulation of this field in entire Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Call for proposals for CSO as part of the “Together against the corruption” project funded by the European Union. Center for Investigative Journalism SCOOP Macedonia from Skopje in cooperation with the Institute for Human Rights (IHR) from Skopje and Center for Media Community Development MEDIUM from Gostivar, as part of the joint project “Together against the corruption”, funded by the European Union under the Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2016-2017 IPA/2017/155322-3/7, are announcing call for proposals for civil society organisations (SCO) for actions within the grant scheme of the project.

"Fully Trained and Dedicated Teachers For A European School With Happy, Kind, Valued Children project" was implemented in our school between 01.08.2017 – 31.07.2019. Being part of a community affected by unemployment and poverty is a real challenge for teachers to achieve visible results with particular groups of students, therefore, the implementation of this project funded by the European Union Erasmus+ programme was a great opportunity for us.

Basic literacy and life-skills are general practical skills which are essential for our participation in the local community, for our integration into social life, for our employment, and basic skills also open the doors for us to acquire new specific skills and professional competences. Of course, we can find different definitions in different approaches, but their common feature is that basic skills include reading comprehension, literacy and numeracy skills, oral communication and digital skills, but also social skills which are increasingly emphasised among workplace expectations.

12 December 2019
by Györgyi Bajka

To meet the challenges of the Norwegian labour market today and in the future, three pilots of module structured adult education are established. The training in these pilots is supposed to be flexible, effective and adapted to each participant’s needs. The participants get a valuation and a documentation after each module they have accomplished.

28 October 2019
by Linda Berg

The sc. Operational Plan for active programs and measures for employment and labor market services for 2019 is a framework of the employment policies of the Republic of North Macedonia, defined by the Government, embedded in a series of other national strategic policy documents, and in line with international strategic agendas.

28 October 2019
by Biljana Mojsovs...
A family learning together

Cath Harcula adds to the series of blog posts exploring adult learning and workforce development, focusing on family learning. The family learning workforce is noted to have struggled to evidence the impact of their work and that it requires an evidence collecting and sharing model to enable the sector to grow. Cath will be delivering the process model at the EPALE UK and Learning & Work Institute joint annual conference on 23 October 2019. 

15 October 2019
by Cath Harcula
A new University-Industry Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Educational Data Literacy is offered by the Learn2Analyse Consortium. The Learn to Analyze Educational Data and Improve your Blended and Online Teaching MOOC supports the development of the basic competences for Educational Data Analytics of Online and Blended teaching and learning.

Equal opportunities for social participation—the central objective of publicly-funded adult learning—are essential in the area of digitalisation, too. General adult learning can be a strong partner for improving life skills in a digitalised world. Read how the German National Strategy for Continuing Education aims to reach this target in this blog post.

30 August 2019
by Dagmar Wenzel
Friday 13 December 2019 to Saturday 14 December 2019, Bulgaria

Юбилеен научен панаир „150 години Българска академия на науките“

Институтът по математика и информатика, с подкрепата на Министерството на образованието и науката, организират Юбилеен научен панаир „150 години Българска академия на науките“. Събитието се провежда в рамките на съвместната програма на БАН и МОН "Образование с наука", която стартира през тази година.
Конкурсът е отворен за ученици и младежи на възраст между 14 и 20 години с проекти в сферата на природните, социалните, историческите и медицинските науки, както и в областта на информационните и комуникационните технологии и математиката.

Thursday 12 December 2019, Hungary

Szak- és felnőttképzési konferencia: Szabályozási visszaszámláló

Elfogadta az Országgyűlés az új szakképzési törvényt, a felnőttképzési törvénymódosítás pedig jelenleg áll tárgyalás alatt. Az új törvénytervezetek alapján már láthatóak a változások a fő irányai. Ennek alapján meg lehet kezdeni a gondolkodást, az intézményi stratégia kialakítását. A rendezők célja az új szabályrendszer szisztematikus áttekintése, ennek érdekében rendezik meg a szak és felnőttképzési konferenciát.

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“.

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.

Thursday 19 December 2019, Austria

Fachveranstaltung in Wien: Arbeitsmarktintegration von MigrantInnen und Flüchtlingen - rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen und Unterstützungsangebote

In den letzten beiden Jahren haben sich die arbeitsmarktpolitischen Unterstützungsangebote für Zugewanderte immer wieder verändert. Auch neue rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen (Integrations-, Sozialhilfe-Grundsatz-, Anerkennungs- und Bewertungsgesetz) und arbeitsmarktpolitische Zielvorgaben wurden beschlossen. Die Information über diese Veränderungen sowie die Diskussion der damit verbundenen Folgen für die praktische Arbeit stehen im Zentrum dieser Veranstaltung.

Tuesday 21 January 2020, United Kingdom

Post-compulsory Education and Training and priorities for the Tertiary Education and Research Commission for Wales

The Policy Forum for Wales will be holding the Priorities for Post-Compulsory Education and Training in Wales event in Cardiff on Tuesday 21 January 2020. Talks and discussions will focus on post-16, Further and Higher Education and the event is CPD certified.

Thursday 14 November 2019, Hungary

A Felnőttképzők Szövetségének Szakmai Napja

Felnőttképzők Szövetsége Szakmai Napot szervez annak érdekében, hogy a meghívott szakértők előadását meghallgatva a felnőttképzők hiteles forrásból tájékozódjanak az aktuális változásokról, fejlesztési irányokról és a forrásbevonási lehetőségekről.

Az FVSZ „Mi lesz veled felnőttképzés” elnevezésű rendezvény részletei:

Időpont: 2019. november 14., csütörtök 10:00-14:45

The team of the Institute for Strategic Research and Education (ISIE) was engaged by E4E@mk Project to conduct an analysis of the current situation and the challenges with a special focus on the legal framework, the resources and other processes and competences within the formal vocational education. The analysis is based on empirical research conducted in the period August - October 2018.

T his document presents the key findings and recommendations in relation to the financing of non-formal education and training in the Republic of North Macedonia that resulted from the empirical research conducted by the Institute for Strategic Research and Education – ISIE in the period December 2018 – March 2019, within the Education for Employment in North Macedonia Project (E4E@мк).

Technology Skills 2022: Ireland’s Third ICT Skills Action Plan sets out priority actions to meet Ireland’s needs for graduates skilled in computing and electronic and electrical engineering to support and drive economic performance over the coming years.

The plan is informed by research conducted by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN). The ambitious targets in the plan will increase the total number of graduates with high-level ICT skills by more than 5,000 every year by 2022. 

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.

Holistic education is an approach towards developing educational courses and programmes within FGU whereby teaching is built up around complete wholes that are meaningful for the students to work with. As teachers within FGU, you all have ample experience planning instructive and motivating courses. This experience can now be brought into play in the planning of holistic courses across both general and vocational subjects.

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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.


In Montenegro, other/additional qualifications are recognized by the Law on National Qualifications Framework.  Following the consideration of concept of other qualifications, the Qualifications Council started classification of other/additional qualifications into Montenegrin Qualifications Framework.

Classification procedure is initiated by the submission of initiative for other/additional qualification which contains the following elements: