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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



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.

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.

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.


11 November 2019
by Ramon Mangion

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.

22 October 2019
by Martina Pervan

In December 2012, the Council of the European Union adopted the recommendation to its’ Member states to organize and offer systemic arrangements for validation of knowledge, skills and competences acquired through non-formal and informal learning to their citizens, when possible, by the end of 2018

18 October 2019
by Biljana Mojsovs...

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
Tuesday 26 November 2019, Hungary

I. Hatékony Egészségfejlesztési Konferencia

A rendezvény célja, hogy kézzelfogható módon, gyakorlati oldalról közelítsünk az egészségfejlesztéshez. A fókuszban a személyesség, az egészséghez való személyes és felelősségteljes közelítés áll. Ennek jegyében hívtak civil szervezeteket Egészségfejlesztési Civil Expora, szakembereket, érdeklődőket és egyetemi hallgatókat szakmai szimpózium plenáris ülésre és műhelymunkára, az orvos- és egészségtudományi egyetemek vezetőit egyeztetésre a népegészségtan oktatás aktuális kérdésköreinek megvitatására, hogy közösen kerüljenek feltárásra és bemutatásra azok az újdonságok, jó gyakorlatok, ismeretek, amelyek segítségével a saját és közösségünk egészségét fejleszthetjük, tehetjük jobbá.
Thursday 12 December 2019, United Kingdom

Westminster Health Forum – The health workforce and key issues to the NHS People Plan: leadership, staff wellbeing and professional regulation

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.

Thursday 5 December 2019 to Friday 6 December 2019, Germany

Workshop: Adult education, global development and the International Council for Adult Education

This workshop will explore the origins, development and current role of the International Council for Adult Education in supporting the right of adults to education, and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The International Council for Adult Education is the global membership body for adult education associations, is recognised by UNESCO as “the international voice” of adult education, and has associate status at the YN’s ECOSOC.
Tuesday 21 January 2020, United Kingdom

Post-compulsory Education and Training and priorities for the Tertiary Education and Research Commission for Wales

The Policy Forum for Wales will be holding the Priorities for Post-Compulsory Education and Training in Wales event in Cardiff on Tuesday 21 January 2020. Talks and discussions will focus on post-16, Further and Higher Education and the event is CPD certified.

Tuesday 21 January 2020, United Kingdom

Disability in the workplace – removing barriers to recruitment and progression, creating inclusive workplace cultures, and next steps for policy and organisational practice

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.

Thursday 14 November 2019, Hungary

A Felnőttképzők Szövetségének Szakmai Napja

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

Tuesday 19 November 2019 to Wednesday 20 November 2019, Slovenia

Letni posvet o izobraževanju odraslih 2019

Vabimo vas, da se nam pridružite na našem tradicionalnem stanovskem srečanju – Letnem posvetu o izobraževanju odraslih. Dogodek, ki bo 19. in 20. novembra potekal v Grand Hotelu Bernardin v Portorožu, organizira ACS v sodelovanju z MIZŠ.

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 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. 

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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.