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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

Non-formal and informal learning


| 14 February 2020

Фондацијата за развој на локалната заедница Штип, во рамки на проектот „Ефективен механизам за граѓанско учество“ финансиски поддржан од Проектот на УСАИД за граѓанско учество, распишува повик за учество на обуки за јакнење на капацитетите за мониторинг, лобирање и застапување на граѓански организации од Источниот плански регион.

Повикот е отворен за граѓански организации од општините,  Берово, Делчево, Карбинци, Пехчево, Пробиштип и Штип, кои имаат интерес да работат на мониторинг на локалната самоуправа и застапување на локални политики.


| 10 February 2020
Play2Grow! will create a set of training outputs and activities that will allow youngsters to acquire a series of Values and Skills through music, thanks to the cooperation of 5 complementary entities active in the music, training and youth field from Portugal, Spain and Italy. Stay tuned to the project evolution in our Play2Grow HUB, where you can find useful resources that will increase your competences on how to implement in your classroom state of the art approaches for the acquisition of key hard and soft skills through music, and all of this supported by a virtual community of peers and learners on which you will be able to interact, test and learn from each other


| 5 February 2020
Eucen and the Central European University are pleased to invite you to submit contributions to the 52nd eucen conference that will be held in Budapest (HU), Wed 27 – Fri 29 May 2020, entitled “University Lifelong Learning for Increased Participation, Performance and Partnership”.


| 4 February 2020

Movimento Consumatori Italia and  the italian NGO Cies onlus  realize this project on consumer education.

Activities: Three actions to increase awareness and sustainability of our consumption:  

1. WE LIKE Let's try to put the right like! an interactive theatrical path based on role -playing methodology("Below the cost: a path for young consumers")  will help us to reflect with the students of 16 Italian regions on the figure of the citizen / consumer  


| 21 January 2020

From 7th to 11th January 2020 was organized Europe for Citizens “Network for a new Europe” project meeting in the city of Locri (Italia). Locri is ancient city founded by Greeks in the south part of Italia. Locri, with over 12’000 inhabitants, is an important administrative and cultural center in Calabria Region.


| 11 January 2020

The ASIDE project intends to support inclusive education and digital skills, improving the competences in the digital social inclusion of adult social educators and adult social volunteers. Our project addresses social inclusion through the definition of a portfolio of basic digital competencies that are necessary for developing Information and Communication Technology-based social inclusion initiatives/services
More precisely, our project aims to:


| 31 December 2019

The Learning Culture in Adult Education project, which was accepted within the scope of the Erasmus + K104 Proposal Call for the Presidency of EU Education and Youth Programs Center, was accepted under the leadership of the consortium of Ordu Provincial Directorate of National Education.

Within the scope of the project, 12 adult education teachers who are working in public education centers (Korgan, Fatsa, Perşembe)  will participate in the training in the city of Malaga, Spain.


| 24 February 2020

STORY Edicio dela Torre, priest, activist and head of the Education for Life Foundation in The Philippines, tells how "To learn from life, for life, throughout your lifetime" in this story from the book "Take responsibility" volume three in the book series 10 Lessons from the Folk High School.

By Edicio dela Torre


| 20 February 2020

Part II: Interview with an employee of United Call Centers Kft.

Persuasive communication techniques combined with credible presence? Find out what learning opportunities a company can offer to ensure the preparedness of its customer service colleagues.

The Hungarian and German EPALE National Support Services have launched a joint thematic week with a focus on workplace learning. EPALE Ambassador in Hungary Annamária Kiss conducted a series of interviews with five organisations that make great efforts to train their employees.


| 10 February 2020
Have you ever heard about the NGO called Education@Internet? Maybe not. Chances are, though, that you have come across the results of their efforts as they have already carried out a good few worthy projects with world-wide impact. Among them are a few international events known around the globe.


| 30 December 2019

Constellations are very useful tools for working with individuals and teams. The constellations that originate from Bert Hellinger’s work and systematic coaching are nothing but a set of elements that create a pattern and have their own structure. This is a live map of the client that represents his internal relationship landscape.


| 27 December 2019

In today's world, which strives to personalize and individualize almost every process, in which the uniqueness of each of us is emphasized, we often forget about something very important.

About what?

About bonds and identities built-in groups and communities.

That we are not disconnected entities because if that were the case, we would die.

Saturday 22 February 2020, Hungary

Családi nap a közösségi mezőgazdálkodásról - KÖRNYEZETTUDATOSSÁG ÉS KÖRNYEZETVÉDELEM:

Észak-Amerikától Ázsiáig február végén tartják a közösségi mezőgazdálkodás nemzetközi napját. A Tudatos Vásárlók Egyesülete idén egy családi napon népszerűsíti a közösségi mezőgazdálkodást és mutatja be a Solid Base Erasmus+ projektjének eredményeit. 

A hamarosan záruló Solid Base projekt keretében a Tudatos Vásárlók Egyesülete egy speciális négy alkalmas felnőtt képzési programot dolgozott ki  partnereivel, a cseh AMPI -val, a német Agronauten-nel és Solawi-val, illetve a nemzetközi URGENCI hálózattal. 

Thursday 27 February 2020, Hungary

Országos Múzeumandragógiai Műhelynap

2020. február 27-én kerül megrendezése a Pulszky Társaság – Magyar Múzeumi Egyesület Múzeumandragógiai Tagozatával együttműködésben egy Országos Múzeumandragógiai Műhelynap az EPALE projekt részvételével. Az rendezvény fókuszában a múzeumi nevelés digitális eszköztárának bemutatása mellett, jó gyakorlatok és kutatási eredmények ismertetése áll.

Wednesday 26 February 2020 to Wednesday 18 March 2020, Denmark

Livskvalitet – Grib det gode liv

Få indblik i hvorfor og hvornår litteraturlæsning kan have en terapeutisk effekt, hvordan den gode samtale kan blive berigende for alle parter, hvorfor naturen kan være en lise for sjælen og om dannelse er en forudsætning for et vellykket liv. Grib nuet – og det gode liv!

Folkeuniversitetet Aalborg inviterer til en forelæsningsrække bestående af fire foredrag med forskere i bl.a. litteratur og idéhistorie. 

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Monday 30 March 2020, Denmark

Kæmp for kloden

Klodens og jordens overlevelse er et emne, som igen og igen tages op i diverse medier. Hvordan sikrer vi klodens overlevelse?
I dette foredrag tager Vincent F. Hendricks, dr.phil., ph.d., professor ved Københavns Universitet, udgangspunkt i bogen 'Kæmp for kloden', som bygger på, at vi skal gå sammen om opgaven.

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Monday 9 March 2020 to Monday 15 June 2020, Austria

Train the trainer für Sprach- und Kunstvermittlung

Im Methodenworkshop werden diverse künstlerische, technische und interaktive Lehrmethoden erarbeitet, die ein interkulturelles, non-formales Lehren und Vermitteln von Sprache unterstützen. Sie erhalten Impulse für die eigene Praxis, erforschen und erproben Werkzeuge im gemeinsamen Erfahrungsaustausch und entdecken neue Zugänge zur Sprach- und Kunstvermittlung. Es finden 4 Termine statt, die auch unabhängig voneinander besucht werden können.


| 11 February 2020
​​​​​​​The ECOMANAGMENT project is an Erasmus+ strategic partnership, bringing together six partners from five European countries. All partners have real experience of working with rural communities, especially in the area of traditional skills such as dry stone construction.


| 10 February 2020
BEE TRUE is a 6-day Structure Course in the frame of Erasmus+ Adult Education, which introduces the theoretical background on urban and commercial beekeeping along with practical exercise on the field. BEE TRUE is coordinated by NGO AENAO (, located in Thessaloniki, Greece. SESSIONS PLANNED: 24-29 February 2020 3-8 March 2020 11-16 May 2020 15-20 June 2020 Kindly contact us at and/or and inform us on your availability on the above mentioned dates.


| 31 January 2020
The intention of the “Cybersecurity for seniors” project was to prepare such an educational programme for seniors incorporating the subject of basic cybersecurity. We have tested new learning methods aimed at enhancing the digital safety of seniors in each partner country, looking together for the most appropriate topics based on international research. Also part of this publication is our research in three countries where we compared the safety skills of seniors and young people. In total, the publication contains 16 methods that are suitable for inclusion in different courses or individual lessons of lecturers, trainers, or teachers.


| 9 January 2020

Handbook for Adult Science Education Institutions. The handbook/toolkit will serve as a quick-start toolkit for institutions interested in improving their institution as inclusive science learning places for adult refugees and migrants and in offering relevant science learning activities. The handbook will e.g. include good practice examples and lessons learned from intercultural small scale activities, an intercultural/diversity scan for science centers and museums.


| 27 December 2019

EPALE Serbia National Support Service issues an electronic magazine tied to thematic focuses on EPALE. The magazine contains a selection of most red blogs on the platform translated into Serbian and other articles relevant to adult education in Serbia and Europe.

In accordance with the EPALE thematic focus in the period form March to May 2019, this issue of magazine is dedecated to the topic of non-formal and informal learning.


| 24 December 2019
"The Pitch" is a series of e-Manuals published from Erasmus+ funded partnership in adult education "Theatre Pitching for employment" (2018-1-HR01-KA204-047439). It's purpose is to present the pitching method used at international educational workshops of the partnership, and serve to other educators as inspirational guidelines for using pitching (presentation method) in non-formal education, working with marginalised groups, and raising their employability.


| 18 December 2019
The VINCE – Validation for inclusion of new citizens of Europe project consortium represents a wide spectrum of experiences and expertise, bringing together different types of organisations from various sectors: Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), VET providers, NGOs, Associations/European-wide associations and an ENIC-NARIC Centre.
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| 14 September 2018

Valorize NFIL Across Europe is an Erasmus plus KA2 Adult started in 2018.


Council Recommendation of 20th December 2012 on the validation of non-formal and informal learning (NFIL) started an European common process the involved quite all UE countries.

Many researches put in evidence that this process shows 2 problems:

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| 16 August 2016

Everyone learns outside formal institutions, but the needs to validate non-formal and informal learning might be different for a migrant wanting to start working, a person that dropped out of school that wants to resume education or an employee that wants to improve its career prospects. Do we need different systems for each of those users? Can we just have one system that meets all their needs? 

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| 8 April 2015

Do we actually learn more by formalising learning? There is a tendency to formalise learning. The most prominent development is the establishment of Qualifications Frameworks and Accreditation of Prior Learning systems. Both initiatives are based on the assumption that learning can be described in terms of learning outcomes.

Thinking in terms of learning outcomes is not a bad thing. As a proxy, it clarifies what people learn; it focuses the development of learning programmes; it allows recognition of prior learning against agreed standards.