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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Non-formal and informal learning

Project Funded by:  ERASMUS+ KA2 "Strategic partnership for adults”

Project Duration:  24 months

Start Date:  01/09/2018

End Date:  31/08/2020


In our transforming society lack of digital skills in the elderly population is synonymous to social isolation; inability to access information and services, including health services; loss of autonomy, and an increased sense of inadaptability.

Gaziantep Şehitkamil Municipality opened a  computer operator course at Pirsultan Internet House in order to help students evaluate summer holiday efficiently. Pirsultan Internet House is a place founded by Şehitkamil Municipality for public and adult education.The students who attended the course received 163 hours of training for 2 months.

At the end of the summer of 2019, the DIAL project comes to an end presenting not only the expected but also fruitful results with added value. The team has developed an active and demanded teaching platform, has organized pilot tests and actual trainings with the main target groups of the project. Furthermore, the project’s leading partner follows the example and makes first steps towards Senior University in Latvia. 

After the borders of the European Union opened, Lithuania has been seeing an increase in the number of black people arriving in Lithuania. It is no surprise in most of the major cities, especially, in Vilnius. However, the residents of remote smaller towns of Lithuania still find it unusual: they glare at such people and are not keen to accept them into their rural communities.

Are you a keen photographer? Why not take part in World Photo Day and help support the art of photography and contribute to raising funds for good causes! Got any photographs that show an impact on adult learning? Take part in our Star Supporter Photo Competition and be in with the chance of winning a prize worth £100!

Turkey Işbank, founded in 1924 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, transformed its historic building in Ulus into a museum. The museum was named “Economic Independence Museum of  Turkey Işbank” within the framework of the vision of Atatürk, that military victories can only be sustained by economic victories.

The architect of the building, built in 1929, is Giulio Mongeri. The magnificent historic building which is among the landmarks of Ankara has been transformed into a modern museum. The museum opened on 2 May 2019.

As well as being a social event, the visit of museums allows “outdoor" learning through practical experiences for both children and adults. According to Griffin and Symington (1998), visitors can learn in museums through: 

(a) taking responsibility for learning, 

(b) active involvement in learning, 

(c) purposeful manipulating of objects, 

(d) making links between exhibits and ideas, 

(e) sharing learning with peers and experts, 

(f) showing confidence in learning by asking questions and explaining to peers, and 

On 9th October 1989, 30 years ago today, the demonstration of more than 70,000 citizens took place in Leipzig, initiating the internal and external opening of GDR society. Many things became possible all at once. Many became active. And there was much discussion. The "Wende" or "Revolution" of 1989 was also the work of women. Find out how the Erasmus+ project «Connecting Memories. The Power of the Past and the Future of Europe» contributes to the public appreciation of individual actors and women's groups.

17 October 2019
#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.
#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.
Thursday 21 November 2019, Lithuania

Apie baimę būti (savimi)

„Įdomu, kiek yra žmonių, kurių nesu matęs, nors žiūriu į juos visą gyvenimą“ (John Steinbeck)

Suaugusiųjų mokymosi savaitės proga Vilniaus „Židinio“ suaugusiųjų gimnazija (Algirdo g. 23A) kviečia andragogus, mokytojus (ir ne tik) seminare „Apie baimę būti (savimi)“ patyrinėti gelmines žmogaus baimes: baimes būti savimi, gyventi savo autentišką gyvenimą ir juo dalintis su kitais. Su seminaro dalyviais paliesime šias temas:

-  Kokios yra baimės ir kam jos reikalingos?

-  Ko bijo suaugę žmonės?

Wednesday 4 December 2019, Czech Republic

Interaktivní workshop Zážitková pedagogika a storytelling ve vzdělávání dospělých

Platforma EPALE, Centrum Euroguidance a Erasmus+ vzdělávání dospělých si Vás dovolují pozvat na INTERAKTIVNÍ WORKSHOP Zážitková pedagogika a storytelling ve vzdělávání dospělých.

Workshop se bude konat ve středu 4. 12. 2016 od 9 do 15,30 hodin v Hotelu Grandium, Politických vězňů 913/2, Praha 1.

Na workshopu Vám představíme EPALE - Elektronickou platformu pro vzdělávání dospělých v Evropě, dále Centrum Euroguidance a seznámíme vás s programem Erasmus+.

Friday 17 January 2020, Estonia

Kutsestandardi ja täienduskoolituse õppekava sidumise veebiseminar

Eesti kvalifikatsiooniraamistik (EKR) 

8-tasemeline EKR jõustus 1.septembril 2008. aastal kutseseadusega. EKR koosneb neljast alaraamistikust:

  • üldhariduse kvalifikatsioonid
  • kutsehariduse kvalifikatsioonid
  • kõrghariduse kvalifikatsioonid
  • kutsekvalifikatsioonid ehk kutsed

Kutsestandardiga seotud õppekavas on õpiväljundid kooskõlas vastavas standardis kirjeldatud kompetentsidega ning õppekava hindamiskriteeriumid on koostatud kutsestandardis esitatud tegevusnäitajate alusel.

Tuesday 26 November 2019, Slovakia

Festival / Stopy v snehu - prednáška o umelcovi Michalovi Kernovi

V rámci festivalu Prvý človek bol umelec 4 v Bethlenovom dome a Pretóriu Vás Stredoslovenská galéria pozýva na prednášku o umelcovi Michalovi Kernovi a jeho tvorbe v krajine (land art) s Danielou Čarnou, kurátorkou súčasného umenia a galerijnou pedagogičkou Kunsthalle Bratislava, ktorá sa zaoberá dlhodobo jeho tvorbou a je tiež autorkou jeho monografie.
Wednesday 18 December 2019 to Thursday 19 December 2019, Estonia

Action Methods / tegevuslikud meetodid

Koolitus mitte-psühhodramaatikutele.
Psühhodraama meetodeid kasutatakse tänapäeval väga laialt. Lühikursusel jagamegi tegevuslikke loovmeetodeid, mida saab ohutult kasutada nii teistes psühhoteraapia koolkondades kui ka laiemalt – õpetamises, sotsiaaltöös, (projekti)juhtimises, inimeste arendamises, jne.
Kursus sobib spetsialistidele (nõustajad, psühholoogid, sotsiaaltöötajad, pereterapeudid, noorsoo- ja lastekaitsetöötajad, õpetajad ja õppejõud, coachid), kes töötavad inimestega
nii individuaalselt kui viivad läbi grupiviisilist arendust.

In the context of the support to the setting up of a national system for Validation of non-formal and informal learning in North Macedonia, as a top priority of the political agenda for adult education in the period 2016 -2020, our Center supported the development of the document: “VNFIL in E

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.

Knowledge in science have been treated as „serious“ and solid knowledge allowing to comprehend the basics and laws of natural world of physics, chemistry and biology and opening venues to prestigious professions in medicine or engineering.

Employment Challenges and Training Needs of Unemployed and Underemployed Higher Education Graduates in Europe (Findings from the Reboot Project). The publication is available in English with executive summaries in Finnish, French, and Greek on pages 9-17.

The project website:

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.

UIL has played an important role in the international Recognition, Validation and Accreditation of Non-formal and Informal Learning (RVA) agenda since 2004, when UNESCO’s General Conference entrusted UIL with conducting and dissemi-nating research and practice on RVA, on an international scale.

The overall purpose of the UIL RVA programme is to promote a society offering lifelong learning for all by emphasising the importance of both formal and non-formal learning in achieving Education for All goals, and building bridges between formal, non-formal and informal learning.


The Non-Formal Learning Handbook for Volunteers and Volunteering Organisations is an outcome of the project Volunteers at the Interface between Formal and Non-Formal Education. The main aims of this Erasmus+ Key Action 2 project have been to create synergies between formal and non-formal education, promote the use of non-formal, participatory learning methods in formal educational settings and thereby address the learning needs of children and youth, in particular young people at risk.

Rapid and wide-ranging developments about science and technology fields generate the innovations and evolutions which has to be followed continuously and trigger new claims. To meet this new claims, one has to be innovative and easily access the foundations which he/she can learn these innovations [18]. Enhancement about media technology and exposition economy fields extensively influence both education and profession of visual communication design. Designer encounters new confrontations. Variety and complexity of the design arguments have increased [14].

Learning takes place during a person’s life—from ‘cradle to grave’, according to the OECD, as a holistic spectrum that spans formal, non-formal and informal categories—through various approaches, modes and exposures which can lead to additional skills, knowledge and other competencies. This type of learning (in the home, workplace, community center, etc.) is more important for those outside the formal system.

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