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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Persons with disabilities

AHEAD, an organisation that is focused on promoting full access and participation of students with disabilities in further, higher education and employment are hosting their annual international conference, 'Through the looking glass: Reflecting on Inclusion from the boardroom to the classroom' on the 26th and 27th March 2020 in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland. 

A number of community and voluntary organisations have come together, with the support of the HSE Social Inclusion Services Cork, to create a new entity called Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance (CESCA). CESCA works together to address issues of disadvantage in Cork City.

Applications are invited from groups / organisations seeking to promote social inclusion and social justice in Cork City. The key focus will be on collaborative work using once off funding which can be completed within a 12 month timeframe.

Safeguarding Ireland has urged the delivery of Adult Safeguarding Legislation to better protect vulnerable adults and reduce abuse.

In parallel, the organisation also called for the development of a Regulatory Framework for Adult Safeguarding and an independent National Advocacy Service.

An Cosán VCC is currently accepting expressions of interest from learners for Certificate and Higher Certificate programmes for it to hold based on demand, and would be delighted if those working in adult learning would consider discussing this with any potential students they believe might be suitable and benefit from the course. Expressions of interest are being accepted via survey that can be found through the link here.

Small Community Action Grant applications for local communities in Derbyshire are now open. Successful grants will be of a value up to £2,500 and will enable communities to better support the most vulnerable individuals in their local areas. To be declared successful, funding projects must meet one of the seven Derbyshire Police and Crime Plan priorities, which are listed in the article.

The Agency for Pre-primary, Primary and Secondary Education of Bosnia and Herzegovina hosted an expert meeting on 25 and 26. 4. 2019 in Sarajevo. There, the delegates from CIDREE member countries exchanged ideas and experience on the implementation of learning outcomes in inclusive education. Participants were given insight into the ways and methods used by different countries to adapt education programs for children with special education needs. The meeting was attended by representatives of Estonia, France, Ireland, Scotland, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The strategic partnership “Aufbau und Vernetzung von Stadtführungen in Gebärdensprache” [“Developing and Networking Guided Tours in Sign Language”] aims to allow deaf people to participate in cultural opportunities from which they are often excluded. Institutions from Germany, Austria, and Italy are working together in the project, which was launched in September 2017. The objective is to advance innovative developments in the field of adult learning and to discuss practical experience. At the same time, the project is the initiator of a European process.

19 August 2019
by Manfred Kasper

Fergus Timmons is the Training Manager at the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI). The job involves looking after the training needs of an organisation with almost 1,000 staff and volunteers. ASI also provides education and training opportunities for Irish carers looking after a loved one with dementia. ASI coordinated the successful Erasmus+ Adult Education KA2 project Home Based Care – Home Based Education. In this blog post, adapted from one originally written for Léargas, Ireland's National Agency for Erasmus+, he reflects on the project and the role of Erasmus+.

By implementing the project "Market of Entrepreneurship", the team of NGO association "Putevima preduzetništva" (The ways of entrepreneurship) has acquired skills that have increased association’s efficiency and promoted entrepreneurship in general public, as well as within marginalized groups in Serbia.

At least 1 in 8 students are neurodiverse (this includes conditions such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD and Developmental Language Disorders) but not all students arrive at college with a diagnosis or have had previous support for a variety of reasons. This may include moving around the education system (Looked after Young People) and lower recognition of traits in females.

Using online robust tools for screening for neurodiversity and assessing studying skills at induction allows for practical and student-centred support for those who require it in a timely manner.

Interactive apps can also support the student when moving from college into work. The Do-IT Profiler accessible web-based system allows this to happen.

4 July 2019

The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI, The Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and FINGO invite education sector experts to an event about solving the global learning crisis and identifying successful multi-stakeholder collaboration models.

As Selcuklu Special Education Vocational School, 175 special education students (mildly diagnosed with mental disability) are educated in 16 classes and 7 workshops in 5 different fields to prepare them for work and profession. In order to make our workshops more functional in our schools, we went to Germany as a project partner 3-4 years ago and, unlike our country, we had the opportunity to see and examine the work done for the preparation of special students for work and profession.

The goal most teachers of adult students have is to help our students become active citizens and to help them understand the society in which they live. How we encounter students’ current knowledge of society varies in the different fields we teach and we meet our students differently according to our different target groups. Also, the ways we approach, and in a classroom setting deal with, the skills required for active citizenship, are as many as there are teachers.

Firenze is one of thé most important historical cities in Europe, with a density of museums and historical landmarks that is paralleled in few other cities around the globe.  What opportunities does this historical setting offer for language learning? 
We tried to find out during a 4 day visit to Firenze, within the theme of ‘Authentic learning in the 21st century). 

Saturday 7 September 2019 to Saturday 14 September 2019, Spain

Programa "Campus inclusivos, campus sin límites" en las universidades navarras

El objetivo de este campus es que jóvenes con discapacidad o en riesgo de exclusión social vivan la experiencia universitaria en una estancia de una semana. El programa se desarrollará en los 2 campus de las universidades navarras presenciales: la Universidad Pública de Navarra, que se suma por primera vez a este proyecto, y la Universidad de Navarra.
Tuesday 3 September 2019, Ireland


The Centre for Disability Law and Policy (CDLP) will hold a one-day interdisciplinary conference on disability rights on the island of Ireland on 3 September 2019. This event, and its outputs, are funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) and the Irish Research Council (IRC) through a New Foundations Grant.

The conference entitled ‘Disability/Visibility’ will take place on 3 September 2019 in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland.

Thursday 19 September 2019, Italy

European conference “Missing Talents” (September 2019, Rome) - Erasmus+ Project “Guiding the employment of ASD workers”

As a final act of our ERASMUS + PAGES project: PATHWAYS FOR GUIDING EMPLOYMENT SKILLS FOR ASD 2017-2019, we have organized a European day of dissemination of results on September 19 at the headquarters of Uninettuno University (Rome, Italy) “LOST TALENTS. Guiding the employment of workers with ASD”.
Monday 16 September 2019, Spain

2ª Reunión Comité de pilotaje proyecto Erasmus+ PAGES: rutas para guiar las habilidades de empleo de los TEA

La trayectoria de nuestro proyecto ERASMUS+ PAGES:  RUTAS PARA GUIAR LAS HABILIDADES DE EMPLEO DE LOS TEA 2017-2019, llega a su fin y para valorar sus resultados y productos, hemos organizado una reunión el 16 de septiembre próximo, con los miembros del comité en la sede de Madrid de Foro Técnico de Formación en la C/ Iriarte,1 bajos, para poder presentar los productos intelectuales y actividades realizadas.
Wednesday 11 September 2019, Scotland

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults course aims to provide knowledge and practical skills to attendees and places special focus on understanding aspects of harm and abuse. It is provided by Civicos Training and Communications and will take place in Glasgow on 11 September 2019.

Thursday 4 July 2019

Participer au webinaire EPALE France "Déposer son projet Erasmus+ pour l'éducation des adultes"

Bénévoles, salariés du secteur associatif, acteurs de la formation, de l'insertion, de l’économie sociale et solidaire ou encore dans l'ingénierie pédagogique… Vous êtes à la recherche de financements pour développer vos projets européens ? 


Friday 11 October 2019 to Saturday 12 October 2019, Belgium

Fachtagung & Messe Unterstützte Kommunikation

Tagung für Fachkräfte zum Thema Unterstützte Kommunikation: Durch verschiedene Workshops und Austauschmöglichkeiten wird überlegt, wie individuell angepasste Kommunikationsmittel in den verschiedenen Lebensbereichen der Person mit Unterstützungsbedarf genutzt werden können. Die Unterstützte Kommunikation (UK) schließt alle Kommunikationsmethoden mit ein, die die Lautsprache ersetzen oder ergänzen können. Es handelt sich zum Beispiel um Gebärden, Objekte, Piktogramme oder elektronische Sprachausgabegeräte.

This guide book is really needed in order to highlight the problems and situations of those disadvantaged people via forming a caring platform with the help of the project activities in the different partner societies and make them feel that they are not ALONE and LONELY! The project is also a way of cooperation among non-formal and European Commission: Lifelong Learning Programme GRUNDTVIG

The British Institute of Human Rights has released an online tool to provide information about human rights and enable the user to identify human rights violations when they occur. The tool is especially useful for those with mental health issues or limited mental capacity, as well as their families, carers and formal advocates.

It is a brochure containing guidelines on the Industry 4.0 and Drone Entrepreneurship applied to vocational education and training (VET) students, providing essential information for those who want to start a new business in the fields of Industry 4.0 and/or Drone Industry.

The Handbook "Through new approaches to better outcomes in the education of students with special education needs", was created as part of the study stay and experience we acquired in London, in the United Kingdom, through the Erasmus + project in 2018. It is written in the wish to transfer part of our knowledge and acquired experience to teachers working with students with disabilities and dealing with inclusive education.

The positive ageing indicators report is an outcomes framework to monitor trends and changes in the participation levels, health, and security of older people in Ireland, at a national level. The positive ageing indicator set was developed by the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative(link is external) and reported for the first time in 2016.

The positive ageing indicators report is an outcomes framework to monitor trends and changes in the participation levels, health, and security of older people in Ireland, at a national level. The positive ageing indicator set was developed by the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative and reported for the first time in 2016.

The 2018 report contains two new developments:

Material development studies for special education students include examples of material applied for special education students in different countries. These materials will cause teachers to see different perspectives in their educational processes. In this way, they will develop different ideas for material samples in educational work. The materials used in studies with special education students should be specific to the student. In this case, the inability of the student is very important.

In many periods of history, refugees came to European countries. To accept the ”new social reality“ and
Europeans to always integrate them as equal members of the society
they had to deal with matters. However, in modern times, we perceive these problems differently.
They look quite intense and printed, because only the number of refugees is higher than ever
It looks. Nevertheless, as in the past, Europe, Europe, the people who escaped the war
they must face these situations as a nation and also as a unity to integrate.

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 Material should be developed for Special Education students according to the type of disability. In this context, we prepared the KA101 project. what materials can be prepared according to the type of obstacle / disability. We need your help. Would you please write your comments. Thank you.