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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



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.


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.

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.

7 October 2019

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.

30 September 2019
by Mark Ravenhall

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.

24 September 2019
by Karin Hirschmüller

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.

30 August 2019
by Dagmar Wenzel

One of a series of blog posts relating to the Learning & Work Institute's Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: implications for workforce development report. Mark Ravenhall discusses the need for adult education to collaborate with other public services and analyses the main findings of the report. He also presents the action points that have emerged from this analysis and invites further discussion from users. 

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
Wednesday 16 October 2019 to Thursday 17 October 2019, Europe

Občanská společnost v EU: Perspektivy a výzvy

Ve dnech 16.–17. října se v pražském CERGE-EI institutu uskuteční mezinárodní konference s názvem Občanská společnost v EU: Perspektivy a výzvy. Organizátory akce jsou Nadace Partnerství, Spiralis a Nadace OSF.

Monday 11 November 2019, Hungary

Fiatal Kutatók Akadémiája: Tudománykommunikáció – eredmények közvetítése a kutatóktól a társadalomig

Környezeti és társadalmi problémáink kezelése széles körű hazai és nemzetközi összefogást igényel, melyhez elengedhetetlen az alaposan koordinált kutatómunka, illetve az eredmények hatékony átültetése a gyakorlatba. Ehhez kapcsolódva kiemelkedő jelentőségű a kutatók azon felelőssége, hogy tudományos eredményeiket érthető és meggyőző módon juttassák el a társadalom szélesebb rétegeihez, ezzel is erősítve a társadalom kutatási tevékenység iránti elkötelezettségét és anyagi szerepvállalását, mely utóbbi elkerülhetetlenül szükséges a folyamatos és sikeres kutatási tevékenység fenntartásához.

10 October 2019
by Györgyi Bajka
Monday 7 October 2019 to Thursday 10 October 2019, Europe

Debates en línea ESBN-EPALE: “Habilidades básicas en el lugar de trabajo” y “Alfabetización familiar”

El equipo EBSN-PALE ha anunciado dos próximos debates en línea durante la segunda semana de octubre, dentro del marco de actuación ‘Capacity Building Series

El primer debate será Workplace basic skills learning (El aprendizaje de habilidades básicas en el lugar de trabajo), del 7 de octubre (12:00) al 8 de octubre (17:00). 

El segundo debate es sobre Family literacy interventions: policy and practice (Intervenciones de alfabetización familiar), del 9 de octubre (12:00) al 10 de octubre (17:00).


Tuesday 8 October 2019 to Friday 11 October 2019, Romania

Obiectivele Globale- Ce trebuie să știi?

Vă invităm la un curs de două zile și jumătate în care să explorăm împreună moduri în care putem contribui la îndeplinirea obiectivelor cuprinse în Agenda 2030 asumată de toate statele membre ONU.

Acest curs se adreseaza adulților, bibliotecari publici si lucrători de tineret, care doresc să-și dezvolte cunoștințele despre Obiectivele de Dezvoltare Durabilă, dar și capacitatea de a-i implica pe cei din jur, prin evenimente, acțiuni, ateliere educative.

Monday 7 October 2019, France

Simposio conjunto Cedefop y OCDE 2019: los próximos pasos para el aprendizaje

El próximo 7 de octubre de 2019 se celebrará el Simposio conjunto Cedefop / OCDE sobre aprendizaje, en Paris (Francia). El evento reunirá a profesionales, políticos e investigadores de todo el mundo con el fin de establecer estrategias y planes de acción en la provisión de aprendizaje.  

Tuesday 1 October 2019

Convocatoria de propuestas ReferNet 2020-2023

Actualmente, está abierto el plazo de participación en la Convocatoria de propuestas ReferNET 2020-2030. La fecha límite para la presentación de propuestas es el 1 de octubre de 2019. Tiene como objetivo establecer una red europea de formación profesional, seleccionando un solicitante de cada país elegible (Estados miembros de la UE, Islandia y Noruega).  

Monday 30 September 2019, Belgium

Stakeholderbevraging over Europese Education and Training kader 2020

De Algemene Afvaardiging van de Vlaamse Regering bij de EU (AAVR EU), het Vlaams-Europees verbindingsagentschap (VLEVA) en het Departement Onderwijs en Vorming (DOV) willen stakeholders graag betrekken bij de voorbereiding van het nieuwe kader van het Europese Education and Training 2020 kader dat op z’n einde loopt. Daarom organiseren ze op 30 september een stakeholdersbevraging.

20 September 2019
by Karine Nicolay
Thursday 17 October 2019, Belgium

Workshop ‘Lobbywerk op Europees niveau’

Wat is de chronologie van de besluitvorming en welke Europese instellingen moet je aanspreken? Over welke kennis en vaardigheden moet je beschikken om met succes op te treden? Wat is het belang van een Europese koepelorganisatie? En welke praktische tips kan je best gebruiken in je lobbywerk. Deze workshop formuleert een antwoord op deze vragen en helpt jou en je organisatie op weg naar efficiënt Europees lobbywerk.

20 September 2019
by Ronny Leenknegt
The Promised Land Erasmus+ project has released the Intercultural Learning with Refugees and Migrants project ebook. The book explores the experience of refugees in Europe and Turkey, considers the role of cultural hubs such as museums and theatres in driving positive attitudes towards migration and provides policy recommendations. The book is free to view online and will be beneficial for anyone working with refugees and migrants.

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.

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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.