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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Social inclusion

TRACK project addressed socially disadvantaged informal carers dealing with people affected by Alzheimer, to support them during their caring experience and beyond, by reinforcing their well-being, skills, and employability.

Arts and Disability Ireland and The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Office of VSA and Accessibility are proud to announce a call for proposals for a unique European Summit titled From Access to Inclusion 2020 taking place from 11th -14th May in Dublin, Ireland.

ADI and The Kennedy Center are now accepting proposals for summit sessions. 


Summit Session Types 

The Council of Europe are inviting everyone to take part in a language challenge around the European Day of Languages! The 51 challenges within the handbook encourage learners to go outside their comfort zone and take advantage of the opportunities to practice or learn more about a language.

In line with the thematic focus of EPALE platform in the period from August to September, which was on Social inclusion of marginalized groups through adult learning, we spoke with three teachers working in the FEEA system in Serbia - Kristijan Bagi, Assistant Director at School for FEEA in Sombor, Kristina Jovičić-Grmaš , a Serbian language teacher at the School for FEEA "Sveti Sava" in Novi Sad and Boris Hekel, Assistant Director at the "Petar Petrovic Njegos" Elementary School in Zrenjanin. They were so kind to answer our questions regarding their experience in working with adult learners.

31 October 2019
by Uros Velickovic
n terms of adult educators, the problems related to learning in the workplace fall into two main categories. 1.    The first is to understand and reveal how individuals solve workplace problems through learning, which are becoming increasingly complex and even difficult to notice. Some of these problems are: a.    to bring interdisciplinary teams and work together in integrating new technologies and improving the flow of business processes, b.    to end inequalities and prejudices in the workplace, and c.    to allow individuals to become aware of their own power to change the conditions of their work.
21 October 2019
by Mehmet Ocak

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

The distinction between people begins when they are young, depending on the gender, income, ethnic background, language or religions they speak, disability or other reasons. This distinction unfortunately prevents every individual from having equal opportunities for education and participation in social and cultural activities.

30 September 2019
by Esra Telli

Teaching reflexivity to adult educators begins with first of all seeing their value judgments clearly, developing a vision, and raising awareness of the relationship between their concrete actions and behaviors and their beliefs and attitudes. Active participation and experiential activities enable students to reach a more comprehensive understanding of concepts from cognitive knowledge and to transition to those practical applications.

30 September 2019
by Esra Telli
Thursday 5 December 2019, Belgium

Guild Forum on European Universities: Towards a new vision for Europe's higher education sector

Guild Forum on European Universities: Towards a new vision for Europe's higher education sector

Join us for a debate on the next steps for European University alliances with Director-General Themis Christophidou, other representatives of the European Commission, and selected alliances. The event will be followed by a networking reception.

Time and place: Dec. 5, 2019 1:30 PM6:00 PM, BIP - Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels


Tuesday 26 November 2019, Slovakia



26 November 2019

Location: Hotel Tatra, Námestie 1. mája 5, Bratislava, Slovakia


Organised by: SAIA, n. o. (Slovak Academic Information Agency); the conference is organised within the programmes administered by SAIA based on contracts with the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, European Commission and with other partner organisations.

Thursday 28 November 2019, Ireland

Mobility: The Inclusive Experience for Vocational Education and Training

This event is targeted at Vocational Education and Training (VET) Providers who are interested in learning how Erasmus+ VET mobilities could benefit their learners. In particular, it will focus on learners who face greater barriers to inclusion (such as students with disabilities or students facing socio-economic barriers).

The event will highlight supports which Erasmus+ can provide to VET providers, both for their general student population and specifically for these students facing inclusion barriers.

It will also discuss how ECVET (the European Credit System for Education and Training) can be used to support mobility projects.

On the basis of the Carer+ Digital Competence Framework, a complete programme structure was developed, containing a total of 5 interrelated modules organised under 3 themes:

  • Foundational skills
  • Managing social care with ITCs
  • Providing home care through ICTs.

The Virtual Learning Environement was created by using Drupal Commons and Moodle 2.5: 5 platforms were created: an original one in English and 4 for the piloting partners in their local languages (France, Italy, Latvia, Romania and Spain).

The main purpose of this study is to clarify for all partner countries (Austria, France, Germany, Spain), which rollout perspectives exist for the TRACK blended learning offer (combining online and face-to-face sessions) and how the training can be promoted and
be made available to the target group.

In the framework of the project Erasmus+ PRODOME, the study "The state of the art of domestic work in Europe" (deliverable 1) has been produced, based on desk and field research involving 54 experts and 109 domestic housekeepers via semi-directive interviews, a Delphi exercise and questionnaires.

The main findings are the following ones:

Manual for trainers to run a comprehensive training course to educate and empower Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN/D) individuals at school or in the workplace to prevent and tackle bullying, from the project "DisAbuse Disablist Bullying".


DESCRIPTION of the project

The purpose of the document is to identify the current situation and gaps between migrants’ level of skills regarding their language, digital and entrepreneurial competences and the actual needs existing in the creative industries sector.
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As part of our March focus, EPALE is organising a written discussion on how to ensure inclusion in adult learning and what makes for an inclusive adult learning provision. The discussion will take place on this page on 22 March at 10:00 CET and will be moderated by EPALE Thematic Coordinator Simon Broek and Ellen Boeren. Don’t miss the opportunity to share your views and experiences with the EPALE community.
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On average, women around the EU earn 16% less per hour than men. Women earn less over their lifetimes, have a lower employment rate and are more likely to be living in poverty.

Adult learning has the power to change this. How do you think adult learning can help to address gender inequality?