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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.

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NOW Group is a social enterprise based in Belfast that works to support people with learning difficulties and autism by helping them secure jobs with a future. Responding to high demand for people within Northern Ireland’s booming hospitality sector, the organisation has launched two innovative academies. Running in Belfast and Omagh, the 12-week long programmes offer an accredited qualification alongside a 6-week work placement based in the industry. 

1 October 2019
by Colin Neilands

Ohjaamo guidance centres are low-threshold service points that form a new kind of multidisciplinary guidance service for young people under 30 years of age in Finland. The guidance centres support young people in life management skills and promote their engagement in training, education and working life by offering information, counselling and guidance services. 

24 September 2019
by Euroguidance Finland

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.

Friday 18 October 2019, Bulgaria

Семинар „Дискриминация на работното място: как да въведем подходяща работна среда в практиката"

Имаме удоволствието да ви поканим на семинара „Дискриминация на работното място: Как да въведем подходяща работна среда в практиката“, който се организира от Европейската комисия на 18 октомври 2019 г.(петък), 8:30-12:30 ч., в х-л „ИнтерКонтинентал“.

Събитието ще събере представители на институциите и на отговорните компании, за да обсъдят дългосрочни политики и конкретни стъпки, които осигуряват подходяща работна среда за хората с увреждания.

Tuesday 1 October 2019, Austria

Auf dem Weg zu einer diskriminierungsfreien Gesellschaft? Erfahrungen aufgrund Behinderung in Österreich

Diskriminierung ist ein breites Phänomen und betrifft viele Menschen in unterschiedlichen Lebensbereichen. Menschen mit Behinderungen sollten durch das Behindertengleichstellungspaket 2006 und die UN-Behindertenrechtskonvention geschützt sein. Aber! Wie es um die Verwirklichung der gleichberechtigten Teilhabe in der Gesellschaft tatsächlich aussieht und welche Maßnahmen dringend zu ergreifen sind, wird auf dieser Fachtagung von Behindertenanwaltschaft, ÖGB und AK beleuchtet.

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”.
Despite the strong belief in sports programs as a setting in which socially vulnerable youth can develop life skills, no overview exists of life skill development in sports programs serving this youth group. Therefore, the present systematic review provides an overview of the evidence on life skill development in sports programs serving socially vulnerable youth and, insofar as it was investigated in the included studies, of the conditions conducive to life skill development in these sports programs.
Disabled people who are one of the disadvantaged groups of society want to live with society just like the people with normal living conditions. This research aims to provide the opportunity of employment and vocational rehabilitation to the disabled people experiencing social exclusion and thereby ensuring their integration with society.

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.

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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.