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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Second chance schools

The School for Elementary Adult Education in Sombor (Serbia) is implementing a programme for functional elementary adult education intended for people over 15 years of age who quit their education. The 550 participants are organized in 33 classes in eight locations on the territory of several municipalities.

In addition to their main goal – providing basic literacy training for participants, the school also provides trainings for a number of vocational occupations.

Mobilizitaion starting with the aim of training confident,active,successfull and happier students gives teachers at Karanlıkdere Kılıçlar Secondary School (a school 25km far from the center)a chance to notice that there are some mothers who are illiterate. Therefore, teachers have decided to enable illiterate mothers study at Adult Literacy Education Course.This is a Turkey's Chairmanship Literacy Campaign launched by President Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN and his wife Mrs EMİNE ERDOĞAN .With this course it is aimed that illeterate citizens to be literate by attending these courses.  

During November and December 2018 EPALE NSS Serbia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the Faculty of Philosophy – Department of Andragogy, is organizing professional development trainings for teachers who work in Functional Elementary Education of Adults Programme (FEEA). These trainings were developed by the Department of Andragogy and accredited by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development.

The 3rd European Vocational Skills Week will be organised in Vienna, Austria, from 5 to 9 November 2018. You are invited to register your event/activity under the European Vocational Skills Week by supplying the information requested below. For further guidance, please consult the guidelines.
​According to data released recently by Statistics of Estonia, 17.3% of 25-64-year-olds participated in level education or training in 2017, which is 1.6% more than in 2016. The increase in the number of adult learners indicates that the opportunities for self-development are becoming of increasingly higher quality, more flexible and more accessible to people

The goal most teachers of adult students have is to help our students become active citizens and to help them understand the society in which they live. How we encounter students’ current knowledge of society varies in the different fields we teach and we meet our students differently according to our different target groups. Also, the ways we approach, and in a classroom setting deal with, the skills required for active citizenship, are as many as there are teachers.

The Second Chance Project - a development of a Functional Elementary Adult Education System was introduced to the Serbian educational system in the school year 2011/2012, as an opportunity to harmonize elementary adult education with a European framework program of knowledge, i.e. key competences. Functional elementary education of adults (FEEA) lasts for three years and takes place through three cycles. If we look at citizenship education within FEEA, we can note that it occurs in all three cycles through two modules – Basic Life Skills (first cycle) and Responsible Living in a Civil Society (second and third cycle).
12 May 2019
by Tatjana Vještica

Four years ago the only three adult gymnasiums that offered the option of e-learning were: Rapla, Tallinn City and Tallinn Adult Gymnasium. Currently a small number of schools provide learning only in the class according to the Training rubric of the Maaleht as of May 25. It is interesting to point out that people come to the gymnasiums with an e-learning option from another end of Estonia when such a possibility is not available nearer to home. People, who work abroad, are especially thankful.

9 February 2019
by Agne Narusk
The European Vocational Skills Week 2017 campaign to promote vocational education and training (VET) is still ongoing! Read about VET success stories and inspire others with your own. Plus enter a fun quiz to get the chance to win prizes!

The 2nd European Vocational Skills Week takes place from the 20th to 24th November 2017. As National Coordinator for the European Agenda for Adult Learning, AONTAS is sharing FET learner stories throughout the week.

Today, Sabrina shares her experience of returning to education in East Clare Adult Education Centre, and how it has given her a renewed confidence, and has had an impact on her whole family. 

21 November 2017
by Brid Greenan

The 2nd European Vocational Skills Week takes place from the 20th to 24th November 2017. As National Coordinator for the European Agenda for Adult Learning, AONTAS is profiling VET Week Ambassadors – by sharing FET learner stories throughout the week.

These stories showcase how FET can support people to discover their talent, and demonstrate how vocational education and training is a path that learners can take pride in, and pursue, in the knowledge that it is beneficial for their future.

21 November 2017
by Brid Greenan
Early school leaving significantly limits the chances of young people on the labor market. Continuing education usually means better employment opportunities and range of individual benefits (e.g. health) as well as social and economic benefits for the particular country (including greater economic growth and social cohesion).
6 November 2017
by Sylwia Kurszewska
Tuesday 30 April 2019, Spain

Jornada "Aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida en la Comunidad de Madrid"

ADEACAM, la Asociación de Directores de Centros de Educación para adultos de la Comunidad de Madrid, organiza una jornada con representantes de sindicatos y partidos políticos para debatir sobre la situación actual de la educación para adultos en la Comunidad de Madrid y analizar propuestas de futuro. La jornada tendrá lugar en el IES Vista Alegre de Madrid


Monday 1 July 2019 to Wednesday 3 July 2019, Spain

EDULEARN19 (11th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies)

You are invited to join the 11th edition of EDULEARN (11th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies) that will be held in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of July 2019.

This conference will be the best opportunity to present and share your experiences in the fields of Education and New Learning Technologies in a multicultural and enriching atmosphere.

Every year, EDULEARN brings together over 800 delegates from 80 different countries.

There will be 3 presentation formats: Oral, Poster or Virtual.

Wednesday 24 July 2019 to Friday 26 July 2019, Germany

11th International Conference on Researching Work an Learning

Die "Researching Work & Learning (RWL) International Conference Series" wurde 1999 von Forschern der University of Leeds (UK) initiiert und wird im Jahr 2019 bereits in 10 Ländern auf fünf Kontinenten stattgefunden haben. Das diesjährige Thema lautet: "Configuring Enterprises as Spaces for Learning: Possibilities, Risks and Limits".

Friday 22 February 2019, Germany

Bundesweiter Fernstudientag 2019

Zum 14.ten Mal ruft das Forum DistancE-Learning die Branche zur Beteiligung am Bundesweiten Fernstudientag auf. Am 22. Februar 2019 ist es wieder soweit. Bundesweit werden Fernunterrichtsanbieter und -Hochschulen zu Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten im DistancE-Learning informieren.

Thursday 6 December 2018, Portugal

Conversas à Quinta - João Costa


Com o intuito de criar espaços mais informais de partilha e de debate entre investigadores portugueses, a direção da AFIRSE Portugal e o Instituto de Educação promovem com regularidade  a iniciativa “Conversas à Quinta”. Orientadas por um investigador e seus convidados, estas conversas decorrem à volta de temáticas atuais relevantes para a análise da realidade educativa nacional suportadas pela investigação.

In this written work the basic explanations on functional primary education of adults are stated, as one of the biggest innovations in the educational system of teaching adults in the last twenty years. Also the features of this type of education are stated with the special review on teaching Serbian language. After that the goals and aims on teaching Serbian language in the functional primary education of adults are stated as well as the model for interpretation of the chosen teaching unit from literature.

This Rulebook gives a detailed overview of the requirements for the realization of the curriculum for the basic education for adults related to: school space, equipment, teaching tools and education of teachers, professional associates and andragogical assistants and a program of training for teachers, professional associates, principals and andragogical assistants for work with adults.


Including the latest amendments, this Rulebook has been implemented since April 7, 2014.

The basic education for adults in Serbia is designed and implemented according to the model of functional basic education for adults (hereinafter: FOOO) and enables the availability and the purposefulness of primary education for the adult population. FOOO is an organizational and program unit in the formal education system where adults gain basic education according to their needs, learning opportunities and labor market requirements.


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Povodom predstojeće Erazmus+ nedelje 30.10.-3.11.2017. godine, kao i Evropske nedelje stručnih veština, 24.-27.11.2017. godine, EPALE nacionalni tim organizuje vebinar i online diskusiju, sa fokusom na uspostavljanje saradnje u oblasti srednjeg stručnog obrazovanja. 


We are a Second Chance School for adults and we are looking for partners in Erasmus + in order to change and discuss news ideas in the field in adult education. Our students are adults who come especially from urban areas and have dropped out from the primary education. So we have to find techniques and actions in order to make them more creative, self- confident in order to participate in the society against the social inclusion. In our school we had organised a project based on sustainability and we had created our own garden and plants.