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EPALE - Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

Policy

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| 16 November 2020
| by Gerald Jones

Adult Community Education (ACE) plays a vital role in supporting residents on their journey to learn skills which enable them to enter, return to, or progress in work. The Local Government Association has commissioned and published a new handbook that outlines the value and outcomes of ACE, and how elected members in local authorities can support their ACE service to provide for the community they serve. 

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| 16 November 2020
| by Mark Ravenhall

England is in the process of devolving adult education funding to local municipalities. This should be a great opportunity for community learning to demonstrate the impact it makes to work, health and civic life. However, new research indicates there could also be risks as well. 

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| 1 October 2020
| by Colin Neilands

This blog summaries the discussion at a recent webinar held by the Northern Ireland Impact Forum on Adult Learning as part of the UK EAAL programme. Participants shared their views on three areas where further research might assist improved participation in adult learning: moving from informal to formal learning, men's participation and the urban/rural divide.

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| 3 September 2020
| by Alan Sherry

While learning from the success of the response of Scotland’s Community Learning and Development (CLD) workers to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital to ensure that CLD plays a key role in strategies for resilience and reconstruction. The distinctive application of CLD competences in adult learning, community development and youth work settings are essential in creating a renewed Scotland. Scottish Government needs to recognise the role of CLD in protecting and improving health, learning, well-being, creating local wealth, building citizenship, solidarity and community empowerment.

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| 2 September 2020
| by Demos Michael

Last week, we had a conversation with colleagues in an effort to exchange knowledge regarding the most effective adult education systems among EU countries. The first questions that popped into my mind were: What do we mean by the term effectiveness in adult education? How is it defined? And then, how do we measure it? …Well, that was more complicated than I thought.

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| 20 August 2020
| by Emma O'Kane

AONTAS CEO, Niamh O’Reilly and EU Projects Officer, Dearbháil Lawless, discuss their participation in the first National Coordinators meeting at the European Commission in Brussels on 4-5 February.

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| 20 August 2020
| by Trevor Neilands

The Northern Ireland Impact Forum for Adult Learning is a small organisation operating in a small country. Our relationships with our colleagues in the rest of the UK and Ireland are vital to us. We have much to learn from others but also an important contribution to make – working across borders.

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| 23 November 2020
| by Maja Maksimovic

Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade - Group for Andragogy is organising an online lecture entitled “CONFINTEA VII: Adult Learning and Education from Elsinore 1949 towards Morocco 2022” that will happen on 24th November 2020, 15–16.30 CET on Microsoft Teams platform.

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| 20 October 2020
| by Ramon Mangion

MCAST publishes Globalisation Strategy for Consultation

MCAST has published its Globalisation Strategy (2021-2024) to actively embed globally-focused values in its vocational education and training provision. In recent years the College has continued to strengthen its international presence and network in higher education for the benefit of both staff and students.

The MCAST Globalisation Strategy proposes four fundamental strategic directions, namely:

1. Academic Endeavour and Opportunity

2. Stakeholder Engagement

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| 15 October 2020
| by NSS UK

Save the date for our last thematic online discussion of 2020. We’re excited for you to join us on 28 October for a conversation on EPALE’s current focus of "Social inclusion of the ageing population and intergenerational learning". You don't have to wait until the end of the month to start this discussion though!

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| 29 September 2020
| by UK National Agency

The Erasmus+ programme has responded to the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 by adding calls that will exceptionally support Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships. To be funded, projects must address one of these two priorities: “innovative practices in a digital era” or “skills development and inclusion through creativity and the arts”. The deadline for the new calls is 29 October 2020, 11am.

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| 7 August 2020
| by Milena Petrusevska

The National Agency for European Educational Programmes and Mobility and the Ministry of Education and Science are starting the process for drafting national Strategy for internationalization of education. If you are experienced professional in educational policies at national and european context please apply at the following link. This activity is supported by the National Eurydice Unit.

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| 23 July 2020
| by European Solida...

In preparation for the next European Solidarity Corps funding deadline on 1 October 2020, the UK National Agency is holding several online events to support potential applicants and inform them about activities that can be undertaken within the programme. Be sure to check the ESC Calendar for upcoming events in July and August and stay up to date with their monthly e-newsletter.

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| 8 July 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

On 14 July, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, will host a live chat on the topic of the new Digital Education Action Plan. The live chat will offer the opportunity to engage with citizens across Europe on the topic of digital education, both in terms of the implications of the COVID-19 crisis and their broader vision for European digital education. Send your questions for Mariya Gabriel!

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| 8 July 2020
| by EPALE Moderator

The Commission Communication on a European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience puts forward 12 EU actions aimed at supporting partnerships for skills, up and reskilling for jobs and empowering people to keep on learning throughout their lives. It sets ambitious quantitative objectives at EU level and outlines how the EU will support investments for skills. The Communication is accompanied by a Commission Staff Working Document on the Evaluation of the 2012 Council Recommendation on validation of informal and non-formal learning.

Thursday 3 December 2020

ETF Network for Excellence (ENE) Launch Conference - Centres of Vocational Excellence as engines for VET development Part 1: virtual conference

This conference will launch the ETF Network for Excellence (ENE). The conference will be executed in two parts; the PART1 will take place in virtual format on 3 December 2020 from 09:00 to 13:00 (CET) whereas PART 2 will take place in Turin in March 2021.

Thursday 26 November 2020 to Saturday 28 November 2020, Italy

Festival della Migrazione 2020

Festival della migrazione 2020. Dal 26 al 28 novembre, tre giorni di convegni, dibattiti, tavole rotonde, presentazioni di libri, laboratori, simulazioni, spettacoli e mostre con l’obiettivo di conoscere, riflettere, ascoltare, discutere, dare voce a chi non ne ha. 

Thursday 19 November 2020 to Friday 20 November 2020

Conferința anuală virtuală privind accesul și accesul la învățarea adulților, 19-20 noiembrie 2020

Conferinta EAEA „Virtual Annual Conference on Outreach and Access in Adult Learning” ce va avea loc în perioada 19-20 Noiembrie 2020 va avea ca temă - Discuții cu privire la ce lecții se pot trage din pandemia COVID-19 în curs? De asemenea participanții sunt încurajați să discute despre noi provocări și oportunități de sensibilizare și acces la învățarea adulților.

Wednesday 25 November 2020, Scotland

Community Learning Development COVID-19 recovery guidance webinar for adult learning

This new webinar series is focussed on the recently updated Scottish Government's COVID-19 recovery guidance for Community Learning and Development, and other relevant guidance and third sector advice on restarting safely. This webinar will be of most interest to adult learning managers and adult learning practitioners in the public, and third sector planning the recovery of adult learning services, or adjusting recovery plans in light of ongoing changes in local circumstances.

Tuesday 3 November 2020, United Kingdom

Webinar: Will The Lifetime Skills Guarantee Really Help To ‘Close The Gap’?

The National Open College Network is hosting this webinar as part of the organisation's support of Lifelong Learning Week. NOCN Group's Managing Director Graham Hasting-Evans will focus on the importance of upskilling the nation’s work forces through adult education in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Government’s recent Lifetime Skills Guarantee announcement.

Monday 2 November 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020, Europe

Konferencia Európskej siete základných zručností

V dňoch 2. – 4. novembra 2020 organizuje Európska sieť základných zručností (EBSN) online konferenciu s názvom „Dosahovanie ciest zlepšovania zručností“. Jej cieľom je reagovať na výzvy, ktoré prináša aktuálny vývoj v spoločnosti a politike EÚ (Program EÚ v oblasti zručností) a výsledky jednotlivých štátov pri plnení odporúčania Cesty zvyšovania zručností (Upskilling Pathways).

Monday 2 November 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020, Europe

Konferencia Európskej siete základných zručností

V dňoch 2. – 4. novembra 2020 organizuje Európska sieť základných zručností (EBSN) online konferenciu s názvom „Dosahovanie ciest zlepšovania zručností“. Jej cieľom je reagovať na výzvy, ktoré prináša aktuálny vývoj v spoločnosti a politike EÚ (Program EÚ v oblasti zručností) a výsledky jednotlivých štátov pri plnení odporúčania Cesty zvyšovania zručností (Upskilling Pathways).

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Online Conference: Sustainability through Cross-Border Circular Economy

The partners of the SCRCE Erasmus + Project together with the Working Group on Sustainability and Product Responsibility of the German Association for Waste Management (DGAW) offer you this ourstanding online conference free of costs. 

The conference will raise questions on the practical implementation of an international circular economy.

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discussions

| 17 October 2018
| by Markus Palmén

As a follow-up to our discussion on the needs of adult learning support from the EU, we would like you to share your opinion on any of the topics below. Engage with your peers from across Europe in this online discussion moderated by EPALE Thematic Coordinator Markus Palmen.

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| 23 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

This booklet outlines seven key action points to improve the responsiveness of adult learning systems. It aims to provide practical insights for stakeholders who are directly involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of adult learning policies, including policy-makers and the social partners. Each action point draws on research evidence and provides insights on how to translate it into practice by highlighting promising policies in OECD and emerging countries.

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| 13 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

Skills development has an important role to play in the immediate effort to lessen the impact of COVID-19 while the pandemic is active, in building the resilience of workers and firms, and in preparing for recovery. Time is of the essence in this response, to help speed recovery from recession, to get people back to work safely, to limit the career scarring effects of prolonged unemployment and skills mismatch, and to take advantage of opportunities that may otherwise dissipate over time.

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| 4 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

The annual conference of the European Basic Skills Network was held online in 2020. The aim of the conference, entitled ‘Achieving Upskilling Pathways’, was to address the challenges posed by the recent events and follow up new developments in EU policy (EU Skills Agenda) and the results of implementation efforts of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The three-day event consisted of thematic workshops with presentations, followed by discussions and by interactivity on a number of platforms (e.g.

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| 4 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

The annual conference of the European Basic Skills Network was held online in 2020. The aim of the conference, entitled ‘Achieving Upskilling Pathways’, was to address the challenges posed by the recent events and follow up new developments in EU policy (EU Skills Agenda) and the results of implementation efforts of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The three-day event consisted of thematic workshops with presentations, followed by discussions and by interactivity on a number of platforms (e.g.

resources

| 4 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

The annual conference of the European Basic Skills Network was held online in 2020. The aim of the conference, entitled ‘Achieving Upskilling Pathways’, was to address the challenges posed by the recent events and follow up new developments in EU policy (EU Skills Agenda) and the results of implementation efforts of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The three-day event consisted of thematic workshops with presentations, followed by discussions and by interactivity on a number of platforms (e.g.

resources

| 4 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

The annual conference of the European Basic Skills Network was held online in 2020. The aim of the conference, entitled ‘Achieving Upskilling Pathways’, was to address the challenges posed by the recent events and follow up new developments in EU policy (EU Skills Agenda) and the results of implementation efforts of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The three-day event consisted of thematic workshops with presentations, followed by discussions and by interactivity on a number of platforms (e.g.

resources

| 4 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

The annual conference of the European Basic Skills Network was held online in 2020. The aim of the conference, entitled ‘Achieving Upskilling Pathways’, was to address the challenges posed by the recent events and follow up new developments in EU policy (EU Skills Agenda) and the results of implementation efforts of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The three-day event consisted of thematic workshops with presentations, followed by discussions and by interactivity on a number of platforms (e.g.

resources

| 4 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

The annual conference of the European Basic Skills Network was held online in 2020. The aim of the conference, entitled ‘Achieving Upskilling Pathways’, was to address the challenges posed by the recent events and follow up new developments in EU policy (EU Skills Agenda) and the results of implementation efforts of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The three-day event consisted of thematic workshops with presentations, followed by discussions and by interactivity on a number of platforms (e.g.

resources

| 4 November 2020
| by EBSN CBS Editor

The annual conference of the European Basic Skills Network was held online in 2020. The aim of the conference, entitled ‘Achieving Upskilling Pathways’, was to address the challenges posed by the recent events and follow up new developments in EU policy (EU Skills Agenda) and the results of implementation efforts of the Upskilling Pathways recommendation. The three-day event consisted of thematic workshops with presentations, followed by discussions and by interactivity on a number of platforms (e.g.