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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

Outreach and guidance

Ältere Frau mit Smartphone, in dem ihr Auge abgebildet ist, lachend


| 2 November 2020
| by EPALE Deutschland

While young people have grown up in the world of digital media, for many older people it has meant learning something completely new. Older people have a right to support when it comes to the skilful and independent use of new media so that they can enjoy the full benefits of the digital world. An organisation which has dedicated itself to this topic from an early stage, and whose work has received many awards, is the association “Wege aus der Einsamkeit” (literally: “Paths out of loneliness”).

OER: Ensuring outreach, motivation and persistence in basic skills programs


| 30 October 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

A considerable percentage of the learners who most need to increase the level of their basic skills will not seek the courses that are organised. For many potential learners in the target group one of the main reasons for this will be the lack of awareness of both their skill level and of the existing learning offer. The need for raised awareness can be met by carefully designed information campaigns which have the potential to attract the learner to individual guidance points, thus entering a process that may go through screening and testing, leading to adequate referral to quality learning provision. 


| 12 October 2020
| by Zvonka PANGERC ...

The main professional event at LLW 2020 was the 24th Andragogy Colloquium. This year, it was linked to a consultation event in the EAAL project. The theme of the international event was Reaching out to specific groups: what tools, partners, finances? The event attracted around 80 participants from 30 European countries. Covid-19 prevented us from meeting live. But because just clicking on your own computer was enough to participate in the Zoom platform, the cast was more numerous than time and money would allow.

Outreach strategies for sustainable basic skills provision


| 8 September 2020
| by Graciela Sbertoli

Basic skills programmes targetting adults with lower-level qualifications are of key importance for equity and inclusion. They also contribute to enabling societies to react better and more efficiently to change. The efficiency and sustainability of basic skills programmes are greatly dependent on how many of the learners who started the programmes persist in their training, achieve their goals, and can go on to further training initiatives if they so wish. Outreach and guidance measures can significantly contribute to the success of basic skills trainings in a number of ways.


| 13 November 2020
| by Ramon Mangion

For the first time, MCAST issued a final call in November to accommodate students who have now received their SEC and Matriculation results. The call is open to prospective applicants until Monday 16 November. Students have reacted positively to the College’s flexible and inclusive approach in these exceptional pandemic circumstances.


| 7 September 2020
| by Sophia Bickhardt

„Bullying and cyberbullying are increasingly common realities in school that can have devastating effects on students. Therefore, they must be known and stopped from the first manifestations.”

„Useful and much awaited support for the parent of a pre-teen who already spends much time online and for the high-school teacher who needs, in his/her turn, guidance and reliable academic info in the field to be able to pass on the knowledge and the awareness to students.”


| 3 July 2020
| by Kadi Kass

Sutherland Global Service OÜ is seeking an attentive and goal-oriented person to joining us as a Training specialist to ensure the expansion of our service delivery center in Tallinn. If You are looking to build a fulfilling career and are confident you have the skills and experience to help us succeed, we want to work with you!

Your main tasks:


| 8 June 2020
| by Camille POIRAUD

This article was originally published in French by Denis Largueze.

As the European COMPASS project continues, we look at what effects the Covid-19 pandemic could have on socio-educational workers and young NEETs.

Countries are already announcing major impacts on the global economy and unprecedented repercussions on the labour market.

Friday 27 November 2020, Estonia

Veebiseminar "Distantsilt targemaks: professionaalne õpikogukond – kellele ja milleks“

"Distantsilt targemaks" veebiseminaril võtame seekord fookusesse õpikogukonnad - millise koostöövormiga on õpikogukonna puhul tegemist, mis teeb ühest õpikogukonnast hea ja hästitoimiva koostöövormi ning kes saab sellest kasu.

Õpikogukond on koosõppimise võimalus, kus selle liikmed saavad koos olla tugevamad, vahetada praktikaid, õppida üksteiselt ning lahendada koos ühiseid muresid

Koolitaja: Maria Jürimäe (Tartu Ülikool)

Tuesday 16 November 2021

Teamwork & Teambuilding: reach high & far – Online

Nowadays, it is widely accepted that a critical element of success for a team is the diversity of skills and personalities. This diversity can be harnessed in such a manner that team members can use their strengths in full but at the same time compensate for each other’s weaknesses. Another critical element of team work success is that all team efforts are directed towards the same clear goals, the team goals. In this respect, team work success largely relies on good communication in the team and the harmony in member relationships.

Tuesday 24 November 2020, Germany

Alter ist kein Risiko

Alter ist kein Risiko Im Zuge der Corona-Krise wurden ältere Menschen in der öffentlichen Diskussion häufig pauschal zur „Risikogruppe“ erklärt oder zur freiwilligen Selbstisolation angehalten. Die Diskussion war von Pater - nalismus geprägt, die Einschätzung der Älteren kaum gefragt. Alter wurde einseitig mit Vorstellungen von Schutz- und Hilfebedürftigkeit, mit Verletzlichkeit und Gebrechlichkeit verbunden. Dies führte zu einer Stigmatisierung, die von vielen Älteren zu Recht als diskriminierend und bevormundend empfunden wurde.

Wednesday 4 November 2020, Slovakia

Výskum zborovne - online diskusia

Pozývame Vás na ďalšiu online diskusiu k projektu Slovenskej komory učiteľov: Podpora demokratizácie v školách, ktorá sa uskutoční 4. novembra 2020 v čase od 17:00 – 18:00.

Hosťom diskusie bude sociálna pedagogička a supervízorka PhDr. Silvia Dončevová, PhD. (Katedra pedagogiky a andragogiky, Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Komenského, Bratislava), ktorá realizuje výskum v projekte Podpora demokratizácie v školách. Moderovať bude Vladimír Crmoman zo Slovenskej komory učiteľov.

Monday 23 November 2020, Europe

SCRIPT European Seminar

This free online conference will showcase the materials produced by the Erasmus+ KA2 SCRIPT project. Innovatively designed for youth work practitioners specifically when engaging with socially excluded young people aged 18-25, SCRIPT is transversal in its ability to work in a plethora of outreach settings, including but not limited to young offenders institutions, prisons, probation centres, youth and community centres.
Tuesday 3 November 2020, Europe

Good Practice and experiences on including men in contemporary gender balance issues

Within the framework of Erasmus, professionals from Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Turkey started in November 2019 a common project, called Putting the “unheard gender” in spotlight.

Our project is based on the following, shared hypothesis: 

Currently men are under-represented in all forms of formal or non-formal learning (that are not directly connected with their work) and fewer men than women get involved in or benefit from the social projects, no matter what their age, ethnicities or social backgrounds is.  

Wednesday 25 November 2020 to Thursday 26 November 2020, United Kingdom

Improving student access and success in a COVID-19 world

Universities UK

This online 2020 Summit is the perfect opportunity to receive up-to-date briefings on the current issues surrounding widening participation and student success and network with colleagues. The 13 sessions will be covering topics such as a reflection on 2020/21 intake, improving the student experience of BAME students, increasing access to lifelong learning, lessons learnt from the COVID-19 lockdown, and supporting students through blended learning. This conference is essential for staff who have responsibility for or play a part in improving attainment, retention, and student success. Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to attend.

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| 15 January 2018
| by Marica Vukomanovic

This online discussion is dedicated to the closing conference of project GOAL (Guidance and Orientation for Adult Learners) Closing Conference "Guidance and counselling for low educated adults: from practice to policy" which will be held 17-18 January 2018, Egmont Palace, Brussels

The representative of Serbian EPALE National support service and the winners of the writing contest “Activities in Career Guidance and Counseling in Adult Education” will attend the conference and report live through this discussion. Serbian EPALE NSS invites all to follow and contribute with comments.  


| 5 November 2020
| by Anca Menina

The BASE Application is an evidence-based tool to promote the Positive Behaviour Support at school.
It aimed at response to the European requirement of reforming the whole scholastic disciplinary system to offer students the opportunity to experience the school context as socially predictable, consistent, safe and positive where norm-violating behaviour is minimized, and prosocial behaviour is promoted.


| 2 November 2020
| by Mateja Pečar

This issue deilivers an overview of the developments in adult education in Slovenia. Currently, the Slovenian adult education area is faced with the crisis situation again. Nevertheless, we carried out the Lifelong Learning Week and the PLA on successful ways to reach educationally deprived groups of adults.


| 17 October 2020
| by Ginta Salmina

Young people experience daily several situations that are characterized by a kind of “oppression”, linked to individualism, imposed authority, hierarchic models, lack of self-determination and self-management, lack of exchange and peer evaluation, regressive dynamics,contradictions, educational models promoting the acquisition of knowledge instead of competences and skills. The WISH project focuses on preventing such conflicts.


| 17 October 2020
| by Ginta Salmina

Trainers Library is an online platform and a community of self-directed learners willing to take international training to the next level by improving their competencies. The platform was developed as an Intellectual result of the Erasmus+ project "Trainers Library" (2017-3-DE04-KA205-015977).


| 25 August 2020
| by Redaktion Deuts...

Lernende sind Individuen - auch bei gleichen Bedingungen lernt jede Person auf ihre eigene Art und Weise, in ihrem eigenen Tempo und mit unterschiedlicher Qualität. Lehrende können mit adaptivem Unterricht auf die unterschiedlichen Bedürfnisse der Lernenden eingehen. Das mulit-kulti-Team von BOLD (Blog on Learning & Developing) hat dazu einen anschaulichen Film realisiert.


| 22 April 2020
| by Ruzica Madzarevic

The Career and Mobility Magazine, published by the Serbian National Euroguidance Centre of the European Network to Support Guidance and Counselling is primarily intended for practitioners and professionals in this field, including career counselors in the employment service, career guidance centers at universities and schools, youth offices and other institutions, teachers, psychologists, and pedagogues, as well as policymakers at the national and local level.


| 9 April 2020


A consortium led by the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research, in partnership with University of Jyväskylä’s Finnish Institute for Educational Research and with support from EY, was commissioned by European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion to undertake a study on lifelong guidance (LLG) policy and practice in the EU focusing on trends, challenges and opportunities.


| 6 April 2020
| by Uros Velickovic

This paper presents the results of a theoretical-empirical research intended to examine the educational needs of young adults, originating from their concern regarding the contemporary traits of professional life. The framework for the analysis of the identified educational needs of the target group comprises statistical indicators, results of empirical research and consideration of the theoretical specificities of young adults’ career development.


| 17 March 2020
| by Ginta Salmina

During Erasmus+ Youth in Action project "Gamification as a Tool for Learning Engagement" was developed material that includes information what gamification elements should be taken into consideration when creating a gamification algorithm for young people.


| 10 December 2019
| by Ruzica Madzarevic

The Career and Mobility Magazine, published by the Serbian National Euroguidance Centre of the European Network to Support Guidance and Counselling is primarily intended for practitioners and professionals in this field, including career counselors in the employment service, career guidance centers at universities and schools, youth offices and other institutions, teachers, psychologists, and pedagogues, as well as policymakers at the national and local level.