University staff strikes planned to take place for eight days starting from 25 November 2019 have seen great support, with another university vice-chancellor breaking ranks to voice his concerns and even joining less senior staff on the picket lines.
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The HMI Prisons Stakeholder Survey is now live and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons is kindly asking for stakeholders to come forward and share their feedback to help inform future business planning. Many of the questions focus on improving usability and navigation on their website. Findings will be available online in early 2020.
Staff are due to walk out of 60 UK universities over disputes concerning pension contributions and pay for eight days from 25 November 2019. A vice-chancellor has argued against the Universities Superannuation Scheme and calls on institutions to better support staff.
Britain could benefit from a Paid Education Leave model similar to that supported by the government in Belgium. This will encourage learners to take advantage of lifelong learning opportunities and advance their careers without the threat of loss of income.
Central government, municipalities and other local authorities are working together to improve the (language) skills of adults. What are the administrative arrangements that have been made to work together for a skilful Netherlands?
The Assembly of the Posavina Canton adopted the Law on Adult Education on the 6th regular meeting held on October 2, 2019. Thus, the process of creating legal framework is completed in the last administrative unit responsible for adult education which now represents a base for development and further regulation of this field in entire Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CA) has shared plans to spend its cut of the AEB on bridging the skills gap and helping the most deprived people in the community to develop skills, attain qualifications and secure employment.
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.
The Network for Adult Learning Across Borders (NALAB) was launched on Monday 18th November 2019. NALAB is an umbrella partnership of leading organisations within the field of adult and community education in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Various European countries emphasise different aspects in their continuing education systems. But what exactly are the differences and what influence does it have on participation in continuing education provision in the respective countries?
The annual EPALE conference for this year was held in Warsaw on the 1st and 2nd of October 2019 with over 200 delegates from different countries. The aim of this blog post is to provide an overall perspective. In this post, I will therefore be writing brief reflections on salient points.
I had an opportunity to be present on EPALE Conference 2019 in Warsaw as e-pale ambassador from CROATIA. That event and especially one workshop I attended raised a question I would like to share with EPALE and adult educators’ community.
The education sector, and in particular adult learning, plays a central role in the social and economic integration of migrants. For some time now, the migration-related changes in our societies have also been leading to changes in adult learning institutions themselves. In order to develop effective learning strategies for learners with migration experience, it is essential that migrants and/or their representatives and organisations are actively involved in the development of adult learning programmes in the medium- and long-term.
In the future development of adult learning strategies, across the UK and in Northern Ireland in particular, there needs to be a greater focus on the needs of the workforce that will deliver them. In changing circumstances, there will be a need for leaders to work across ‘policy silos’ and not just ‘do things right’ within them.
A large number of Erasmus+ projects focus on social participation and equal opportunities. If you would like to find out more about these projects, then take a look at the Erasmus+ Project Results Platform1, or EPRP for short. Input the search term ‘social participation’, for example, and you will find various adult education projects related to this topic that have been approved in Europe by Erasmus+ since 2014. There is a short description of each project, as well as a list of the partner organisations.
Equal opportunities for social participation—the central objective of publicly-funded adult learning—are essential in the area of digitalisation, too. General adult learning can be a strong partner for improving life skills in a digitalised world. Read how the German National Strategy for Continuing Education aims to reach this target in this blog post.
Westminster Health Forum will be holding a key seminar in London in December, which will consider the health workforce and key issues for the NHS People Plan, focusing on leadership, wellbeing and professional regulation. It is a key event for anyone working for the NHS in a medical or healthcare role. Tickets are priced at £230+VAT.
The Westminster Business Forum will be holding the Disability in the Workplace seminar in London on Tuesday 21 January 2020. The main aims of the event are to discuss ways to remove barriers to recruitment and progression, create inclusive workplace cultures and to consider next steps for addressing related policy and organisational practice. Tickets are priced at £230+VAT.
Felnőttképzők Szövetsége Szakmai Napot szervez annak érdekében, hogy a meghívott szakértők előadását meghallgatva a felnőttképzők hiteles forrásból tájékozódjanak az aktuális változásokról, fejlesztési irányokról és a forrásbevonási lehetőségekről.
Az FVSZ „Mi lesz veled felnőttképzés” elnevezésű rendezvény részletei:
Időpont: 2019. november 14., csütörtök 10:00-14:45
Manifesto has been written by IMAESC students in 2019. In the manifesto they share their view on adult education and the world and belive that adult education is fundamental human right. In order to change the world in crisis we all must act now and every individual has the potential to change the world.
Report of the ET 2020 Working Group on Adult Learning (2018-2020)
Consultation with citizens is main prerequisite for practicing a participatory and transparent good governance. It is based on the idea of citizens improving their own life by means of own ideas and participation and the administration developing accountable local governance that can be trusted.
One year ago the De Facto team started a unique and ambitious project - to define a framework, a new playing field, of mis- and disinformation and their occurence, role and function in education and training contexts.
We have now built this robust framework where we explore, place and connect content, domains and relationships.
The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) has released a report ‘on the final destinations of 2017 disabled graduates’.
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 European Commission has recently published a new synthesis report 'Adult Learning policy and provision in the Member state of the EU'. It examins 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.
How can EU funding help Member States (and others) to build up the Adult Education sector in long-term, long-lasting ways? We would love to hear your thoughts in this online discussion.
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.
Do you need EU support for adult learning in your country? If so, why? What kinds of EU support would be most beneficial for your country in the coming years? We would love to hear your thoughts on these questions and more in this online discussion.
Is adult learning needed in your country? What benefits does it bring and what is the evidence? What are the different kinds of adults and their learning needs? EPALE would love to hear your thoughts on these questions and more in this online discussion.