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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Social inclusion

AHEAD, an organisation that is focused on promoting full access and participation of students with disabilities in further, higher education and employment are hosting their annual international conference, 'Through the looking glass: Reflecting on Inclusion from the boardroom to the classroom' on the 26th and 27th March 2020 in Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland. 

A number of community and voluntary organisations have come together, with the support of the HSE Social Inclusion Services Cork, to create a new entity called Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance (CESCA). CESCA works together to address issues of disadvantage in Cork City.

Applications are invited from groups / organisations seeking to promote social inclusion and social justice in Cork City. The key focus will be on collaborative work using once off funding which can be completed within a 12 month timeframe.

An Cosán VCC is currently accepting expressions of interest from learners for Certificate and Higher Certificate programmes for it to hold based on demand, and would be delighted if those working in adult learning would consider discussing this with any potential students they believe might be suitable and benefit from the course. Expressions of interest are being accepted via survey that can be found through the link here.

Are you interested in exploring opportunities for Social Enterprise in your community? 

An Cosán VCC is facilitating a series of seminars (live community conversations) exploring social enterprise entitled "Tein-Eigen the Need-Fire". These will be addressing the theme of "Online Collaboration and Opportunities for Social Enterprise in Communities".  

Participation is free of charge with the first session taking place on Tuesday 25th June 2019 which will be followed by 6 online sessions which will run on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, on the following dates: Tuesday 9th July; 13th August; 10th September; 8th October; 12th November and 10th December 2019.

 The Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens – CriThink project, implemented by Metamorphosis Foundation in partnership with Eurothink, supported by the European Union, announces this request for applications to provide support to initiatives of local civil society organizations in partnership with media and other stakeholders, which will promote creation of culture of critical thinking through promotion of media literacy.

The Free Thinking Programme is a special course designed for survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking. This is an issue that often goes unnoticed in the UK, where we don't expect such crimes to happen. However, with more and more slavery crimes being reported and over 130,000 people living as modern slaves in the UK, it is clearly a much bigger problem than first anticipated. In response, Northern College has delivered the Free Thinking Programme, enabling students who are survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking to gain an education and enjoy part-time residency in the college while they complete their studies. This forms part one of a two-part blog post.

22 August 2019
by Paul Gibson
(en)

The Free Thinking Programme is a special course designed for survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking. This is an issue that often goes unnoticed in the UK, where we don't expect such crimes to happen. However, with more and more slavery crimes being reported and over 130,000 people living as modern slaves in the UK, it is clearly a much bigger problem than first anticipated. In response, Northern College has delivered the Free Thinking Programme, enabling students who are survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking to gain an education and enjoy part-time residency in the college while they complete their studies. This forms part one of a two-part blog post. 

21 August 2019
by Paul Gibson
(en)

The strategic partnership “Aufbau und Vernetzung von Stadtführungen in Gebärdensprache” [“Developing and Networking Guided Tours in Sign Language”] aims to allow deaf people to participate in cultural opportunities from which they are often excluded. Institutions from Germany, Austria, and Italy are working together in the project, which was launched in September 2017. The objective is to advance innovative developments in the field of adult learning and to discuss practical experience. At the same time, the project is the initiator of a European process.

19 August 2019
by Manfred Kasper
(de)
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The European Pillar of Social Rights states a commitment to building a fair and more social Europe, and sets out key principles for social policy across member states. Denise Shannon of Léargas team reflects on the European Pillar of Social Rights and looks at what it means for education in general, and Erasmus+ in particular. This blog post is adatped from an an article originally published for Léargas, Ireland's National Agency for Erasmus+.

Wednesday 9 October 2019, Czech Republic

Konference EPALE na téma Vzdělávání dospělých na okraji - PRAHA

Národní podpůrné středisko EPALE při Domu zahraniční spolupráce si Vás dovoluje pozvat na konferenci na téma VZDĚLÁVÁNÍ DOSPĚLÝCH NA OKRAJI. 

Konference se bude konat dne 9. října 2019 od 9:30 hodin v Praze.

Pozvánku, program a registrační formulář naleznete zde: https://www.naerasmusplus.cz/cz/site-a-centralizovane-aktivity-epale/konference-epale-na-tema-vzdelavani-dospelych-na-okraji-praha/

Tuesday 3 September 2019, Finland

Urbaria Forum: Tulevaisuuden kaupunkikoulu!

Millaisin keinoin koulusegregaatiota voidaan torjua? Voidaanko naapurustoja nostaa positiiviselle uralle koulun avulla? Mitä on tehty muualla Euroopassa? Uusia työkaluja segregaatiohaasteen ratkomiseen Helsingistä ja Amsterdamista.
Thursday 19 September 2019, Latvia

Seminārs 'Ieraugi darbinieku'

Nodarbinātības valsts aģentūra aicina pieteikties dalībai seminārā ''Ieraugi darbinieku'', kas notiks  2019. gada 19. septembrī plkst. 10:00 VEF kvartāla kamerzālē (Rīgā, Ieriķu ielā 5A).

Semināra ietvaros Nodarbinātības valsts aģentūras direktore Evita Simsone lekcijā “Darbaspēks ir visapkārt, to jāiemācās ieraudzīt” informēs par valsts atbalsta saņemšanas iespējām, nodarbinot cilvēkus, kas darba tirgū saskaras ar izaicinājumiem.

''Cafe RB'' idejas autors Māris Grāvis pastāstīs kāpēc invaliditāte nav šķērslis, lai strādātu.

Tuesday 1 October 2019 to Thursday 3 October 2019, Colombia

International Conference on Learning Cities

UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) members from around the world will have the opportunity to exchange and discuss effective lifelong learning policies and practices at this year’s International Conference on Learning Cities (ICLC), which will take place in MedellÍn, Colombia, from 1 to 3 October 2019.

Thursday 19 September 2019, Italy

European conference “Missing Talents” (September 2019, Rome) - Erasmus+ Project “Guiding the employment of ASD workers”

As a final act of our ERASMUS + PAGES project: PATHWAYS FOR GUIDING EMPLOYMENT SKILLS FOR ASD 2017-2019, we have organized a European day of dissemination of results on September 19 at the headquarters of Uninettuno University (Rome, Italy) “LOST TALENTS. Guiding the employment of workers with ASD”.
Monday 16 September 2019, Spain

2ª Reunión Comité de pilotaje proyecto Erasmus+ PAGES: rutas para guiar las habilidades de empleo de los TEA

La trayectoria de nuestro proyecto ERASMUS+ PAGES:  RUTAS PARA GUIAR LAS HABILIDADES DE EMPLEO DE LOS TEA 2017-2019, llega a su fin y para valorar sus resultados y productos, hemos organizado una reunión el 16 de septiembre próximo, con los miembros del comité en la sede de Madrid de Foro Técnico de Formación en la C/ Iriarte,1 bajos, para poder presentar los productos intelectuales y actividades realizadas.
Monday 16 September 2019, Luxembourg

Conférence: L'instruction de base, une nécessité pour la société et un défi pour les professionels de la formation des adultes

À l’occasion de la Journée internationale de l’alphabétisation et dans le cadre des
actions nationales de la plateforme européenne de l’éducation des adultes EPALE, le
Ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse et la Chambre des
salariés vous invitent à la conférence.

L’instruction de base,
une nécessité pour la société et un défi pour
les professionnels de la formation des adultes
Lundi 16 septembre 2019
de 17h00 à 19h30

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.
 

Ireland’s National Positive Ageing Strategy (NPAS) aims to address the broader social and economic determinants of healthy and positive ageing across the life course. The NPAS draws on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Active Ageing Framework which highlights action needed on three fronts: participation, health and security. The NPAS has four goals: three based on the WHO’s action areas and a fourth which focuses on research. These goals are to:

The positive ageing indicators report is an outcomes framework to monitor trends and changes in the participation levels, health, and security of older people in Ireland, at a national level. The positive ageing indicator set was developed by the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative(link is external) and reported for the first time in 2016.

This is an Erasmus+ funded project which aims to design and implement effective training tools for enhancing key skills and competences of (a) highly-skilled refugees and (b) the language teachers who work with them, and so enhance the employability and societal integration of skilled refugees.

Stories can be the means by which people work out their thoughts and ideas: they can be an exploration, a search for meaning or an offering up to others. People's stories about their experiences provide useful insights into what is happening in their lives and communities. The Our Voices project seeks to find innovative ways of curating people’s stories so that the ideas, messages and knowledge within them can be better shared with the people, groups and organisations in a position to use them to create positive change in communities across Europe.

The positive ageing indicators report is an outcomes framework to monitor trends and changes in the participation levels, health, and security of older people in Ireland, at a national level. The positive ageing indicator set was developed by the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative and reported for the first time in 2016.

The 2018 report contains two new developments:

The article-reflection on transnational meeting in Norway written by Dr. Marie Jose Ballouhey-Schneider (French partner) searches  for the models and best practices of social inclusion and migration in Norway. „Strangers are strange, they may be ok, but we don‘t know them“ – it is a motto of International Culture Club of Stord.

This presentation, from An Cosán VCC's Community Partner Forum, addresses the theme of "The Role of Technology in Shaping the Future of Education and Work" and documents Southend Family Resource Centre and its members' journey since joining An Cosán VCC. 

This review of the educational backgrounds of adult Roma is one of the measures of the Policy on Roma. It aims to survey the educational history of the adult Roma population in Finland, assess how the Roma approach education, and determine their educational needs.
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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?