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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Non-formal and informal learning

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 

A lifelong learning festival was held at Bartın University in May,2019. Participants from different generations who participated in the event, which was carried out in cooperation with the Department of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education and the Continuing Education Application and Research Center, had informal learning experiences in sports, crafts and health related stands.

Monday 18 November 2019 to Sunday 24 November 2019, Lithuania

2019 metų suaugusiųjų mokymosi savaitė „Mokymosi pasaulis laukia. Keliaukim!“

2019 m. lapkričio 18 – 24 dienomis Lietuvos suaugusiųjų švietimo asociacija kviečia švietimo, kultūros ir meno, verslo įstaigas, institucijas, organizacijas ir visus suaugusiuosius leistis į mokymosi kelionę – 20-tąją suaugusiųjų mokymosi savaitę

Monday 7 October 2019, Italy

OPEN DAY insegnanti 2019


Esplorare nuovi approcci metodologici e conoscere il mondo dell’educazione STEAM, della creatività laboratoriale, della danza e delle buone prassi inclusive, nella scuola del 21° secolo. 


Saturday 5 October 2019 to Saturday 21 November 2020, Czech Republic

Kurz mezinárodní migrace

Co byla a je mezinárodní migrace obyvatelstva? Co byla a je integrace migrantů? Co všechno způsobují a ovlivňují tyto procesy, čím jsou podmíněny – a lze je vůbec regulovat? Na to a mnohé další otázky budou v sérii seminářů o mezinárodní migraci odpovídat přední experti a expertky na migraci z České republiky. Na základě faktů i vlastních zkušeností a s vybranými příklady z Česka i ze světa do hloubky rozebereme šíři a vývoj fenoménu migrace s důrazem na jeho sociokulturní, psychologické, ekonomické, demografické nebo environmentální aspekty.

Thursday 10 October 2019 to Thursday 30 January 2020, Czech Republic

Veřejná moc - Přednáškový cyklus o občanech a státu

Cyklus přednášek bude věnovaný otázce veřejné moci a jejího vztahu k jednotlivci, respektive k postavení jednotlivce v rámci společnosti a ve vztahu k ostatním lidem a k veřejné moci. Přednášky se zaměří jak na otázky právně teoretického a filozofického základu problému, tak i na otázky ryze praktické. Na své si přijdou zájemci o veřejné dění, kteří by rádi poznali, na jakých základech a v jakém rámci fungují orgány veřejné moci, s nimiž se setkávají nejčastěji, a jaké možnosti mají jejich rozhodování ovlivnit.

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.

Learning begins very early in life. Each parent “teaches” their offspring as they know best – some let them roam free and explore, some buy very expensive toys and read specialized literature while others choose to employ the help of professionals very early on. There even are trainers who promise they will teach a baby to swim since he is four months old. And then the ‘compulsory’ cycle begins: kindergarten, preschool, elementary, high school, college, Master’s degree… It can actually go on practically forever.

These are a series of video tutorials on methods of non-formal education and as well on certain important topics under non-formal education, such as: principles, experiential learning and debriefing, evaluation, the role of a trainer, tips for trainers.

Click on the link bellow to access the Youtube channel with all the videos.

Youtrain Video Project

Fill free to leave comments on the videos and contribute actively.

The article aims at designing the coherent and sustainable system of school leadership development in Lithuania. The article provides a theoretical insight on main principles of sustainable education that could be implemented in the system of school leadership development.

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