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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



This project sets out to discover the extent to which there is an ideal approach for prison staff career management and, in so far as one was found to exist, to identify the elements of that model. Our aim, so far unexploited in any European project, is to look at the process of cultural change within the prison environment, reflecting on the career of the staff and on the support provided for the inmates.

The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) invites tender submissions from experienced innovation design, digital learning and EdTech agencies to design, develop and support an online assessment tool for the ERASMUS+ Check-In-Take-Off (CITO) project. The online assessment tool will be used by members of the public to assess their literacy, numeracy and digital skills and will allow them to look at their readiness to learn and learning goals.

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.

Eleven T-level colleges will receive a share of £9 million of the T-levels Capital Fund, allowing them to carry out refurbishments and build new classrooms. The first round of funding allows for building work, the second involves the receival of audio and visual equipment. Colleges to receive the highest funding are Barnsley College and Bridgwater & Taunton College.

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) today launched an online library as a single-point of access to quality materials, practical tools and guidance on apprenticeships to help the EAfA members and key stakeholders in designing and delivering quality and effective apprenticeships.

Norway had a skills reform about twenty years ago. It’s now time for a new reform, aiming to strengthen the opportunities for learning throughout life for all. The Governemnt’s ambition is that the Norwegian systems for education and lifelong learning will respond flexibly and smoothly to changes in skills needs. To succeed in this, both the Government, the employers and the employees must contribute to the reform.

Nobody would write an organisational strategy without having a plan to support those who deliver it. Adult learning professionals are at the heart of supporting the wider workforce but who is responsible for looking after their own development? Over the years I have had the privilege of reviewing any number of lifelong learning strategies and plans across Europe, but very few have a systematic approach to developing the leaders, managers, teachers, and other staff who deliver it. 

20 August 2019
by Mark Ravenhall

To celebrate the publication of the Learning & Work Institute's Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: implications for workforce development report, EPALE are publishing the report along with weekly blog posts by key thinkers that further explore the provocations within each Thinkpiece contained in the report. Join us for a rich and meaningful discussion that aims to improve adult education strategy and policy, and better prepare the workforce for the challenges presented by a rapidly changing world. 

15 August 2019

Adult learning is recognised as having an important role to play in supporting successful communities and economies. It has a positive impact on our health, our ability to gain employment and progress at work and to contribute to society. 

Critical for maximising the impact of adult learning are the skills, knowledge and attitudes of the workforce that delivers it. For that reason, Learning & Work Institute has been working with partners from across the sector to explore what needs to be done to support the teachers, managers, volunteers, leaders and others who make up the adult learning workforce.

15 August 2019
by Helen Plant
AONTAS has long argued that community education has a proven track record in effectively engaging the most educationally disadvantaged learners and providing quality educational experiences that meets their needs. Through our Community Education Network (est 2007), we act as a voice for community education, advocating on issues such as highlighting the need for: a sustainable funding model; continued provision of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) accredited programmes; and non-accredited learning. In our latest blog Advocacy Lead Ben Hendriksen outlines a collective achievement in gaining recognition of community education in the national political conversation.
27 June 2019
by Dearbhail Lawless
AONTAS CEO Niamh O'Reilly recently participated at the Romanian EU Presidency Conference in Bucharest which focused on plans for Adult Upskilling and Reskilling. These initiatives across Europe come under the European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL), for which AONTAS is the national coordinator in Ireland, and specifically the Upskilling Pathways Recommendation. In our latest blog, she reflects on the conference and shares an update on current EU approaches and debates around sustainable funding for adult learning.
Tuesday 17 September 2019, United Kingdom

Clinks Networking Forum: Working with women in the criminal justice system

Clinks is organising a networking forum for those working with women in the criminal justice system in Cardiff on 17 September 2019. The forum is ideal for voluntary organisations that provide services for women in the criminal justice system and will provide the opportunity to network, share ideas and influence Clinks’ policy work.  

Monday 2 September 2019 to Tuesday 3 September 2019, Belgium


We are thrilled to announce the IV edition of the ECIT Summer University on European Citizenship in collaboration with The Institut des Etudes Européens /ULB.

This event will take place at the IEE on 2 & 3 September and will bring together students & researchers, civic activists and policy makers in order to discuss the European citizens’ agenda after the 2019 EP elections. 

WHO? Students & researchers, civil society activists and policy makers are invited

Thursday 18 July 2019

Encuentro en línea sobre la Segunda Cumbre Europea de Educación

Hoy, 18 de julio a las 12:30, tendrá lugar el primer encuentro en línea, organizado en Twitter, previo a la Cumbre Europea de Educación que se celebrará el 26 de septiembre de 2019, en Bruselas (Bélgica).

La finalidad del evento es intercambiar opiniones y experiencias relacionadas con los grandes desafíos y oportunidades que se presentan en la educación hoy en día. Puedes compartir recursos y conectar con profesionales de la educación en toda Europa.

Saturday 5 October 2019, Ireland

researchED Dublin 2019

researchED is a grass-roots, teacher led organisation started in 2013 which organises international conferences on educational research.

It aims to raise the research literacy of educators; to bring together parties affected by educational research; to promote collaboration between research-users and research-creators; to help educators become as aware as possible of significant obstacles; to promote research, and to explore ‘what works’ in the field of education. 

Join Irish and visiting speakers, teachers, researchers and policy-makers at researchED's Dublin conference taking place on October 5th 2019. 

Wednesday 4 September 2019 to Monday 9 September 2019, Estonia

Contact Seminar "Enhancing Digital Competences in Education and Training"

Apply now for funding to attend the Erasmus+ Transnational Cooperation Activities' (TCA) event to find partners with similar interests and develop ideas for the new Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships on the issue of ICT and digital skills. The deadline for applications is Monday, 1 July 2019.

Monday 2 September 2019 to Tuesday 5 November 2019, Luxembourg

Formation - Emporter l'adhésion du public

Faire passer un message est une chose, amener un public à vous suivre à changer ses comportements ou ses idées en est une autre.

Et c’est à cela que cette session de trois jours vous forme. Par une approche globale et de nombreuses simulations filmées, vous deviendrez le parfait orateur quel que soit votre niveau de départ.

La formation a lieu sur trois journées avec trois séances de coaching individuel :

This report aims to contribute towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), with particular focus towards:
• Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
• Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
• Reduced Inequalities Partnerships for the Goals: Reduce inequality within and among countries.

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.

Chcesz w swojej instytucji kultury lub organizacji zająć się ochroną dziedzictwa kulturowego? Planujesz napisać projekt na działania z zakresu ochrony dziedzictwa? Zapoznaj się z aktualną polityką Unii Europejskiej w dziedzinie dziedzictwa kulturowego i z podstawowymi definicjami w tej dyscyplinie. Publikacja będzie szczególnie pomocna dla tych, którzy chcieliby w zakresie ochrony i prezentacji dziedzictwa współpracować z uniwersytetem, prowadząc działania edukacyjno-badawcze. 

The Augar Review was commissioned by the Prime Minister and the review panel has put forward recommendations that aim to improve post-18 further education. The review is organised into chapters that consider such aspects as skills, apprenticeships and related systems, plus many more. It will be of particular interest to college staff and others working in the further education sector.

The European Commission has recently published a new synthesis report on the current situation of national adult learning policies and systems across the EU-28. The report brings together findings fron a set of full country reports updated in 2017. The link for the full country report for the UK and a brief of its content can be found here.

This synthesis report considers the current situation of national adult learning policies and systems across the EU-28. The report brings together the findings from a set of country reports that were previously completed for each Member State by a set of country experts. The report reflects on the complex adult learning policy and financing frameworks, national targets and interventions, as well as their strengths and weaknesses and the reforms that are needed in the systems that are in place in Member States. 

Being a parent has never been easy, but it can be even more challenging once your kids are using the internet. Even if you’re not up on the latest technologies and platforms, though, you have an important role — maybe the most important — in your kids’ online lives. This guide will prepare you for the conversations you need to have with kids when they first start using digital devices, as they grow and their online activities change, and when things go wrong.

ABSTARCT This study aims at a theoretical comparison of elementary social studies education in Turkey and in the US, on the citizenship education level, based on the literature. For this purpose, citizenship education learning areas in both countries are compared on gains, skills, content, and values. This research shows that social studies education in Turkey include citizenship education topics such as democracy, individual rights, duty and responsibilities whereas citizenship skills are not much accommodated.

Assoc. Dr. E. Özlem YİĞİT
Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Education
Dr. Lecturer. Member Kerem ÇOLAK
Trabzon University, Fatih Faculty of Education
Dr. Lecturer. Member Gülten YILDIRIM
Pamukkale University, Faculty of Education
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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.