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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Social inclusion

By the end of 2018, more than 645,000 Syrian and other refugee children were enrolled in Turkish public schools and temporary education centres across the country – a five per cent increase over the previous school year. Over 47,000 young Syrian and Turkish children were enrolled in early childhood education. The Conditional Cash Transfer for Education for refugee children expanded significantly in 2018, from 188,500 children enrolled in January to nearly 411,000 in December.

Thanks to the funding from Erasmus+ sub-programme of Support for Policy Reform, within the action of Social inclusion through education, training and youth a new e-learning platform for educators is in its finishing state. This platform will offer educators a complete curriculum for implementing philosophical inquiry in classrooms, modules for teaching about diversity and global issues as well as a media library with a collection of approaches in different countries and materials in different languages.

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 

E+ Inspiring Inclusion event illustration_Dan Inky Thinking

On 12 November 2019, Erasmus+ held the Inspiring Inclusion event in London, showcasing examples of the exciting work taking place through Erasmus+ initiatives, projects and partnerships that support inclusion. Major questions were put to delegates for deliberation at the end of the event and themes related to the questions were covered extensively during the conference. A summary of responses and discussions that emerged to answer the questions are summarised in this blog post.

From 8 to 15 September 2019 the 6th edition of the National Days of Action against Illiteracy (JNAI) took place. This year, the theme of the national campaign was: “When we are learning, the slightest progress is a victory”, honouring victories over illiteracy, and recognising people’s progress through portraits.

"Literary education at school is a powerful vehicle for decolonizing a strong Eurocentric vision, incapable, that is, of knowing and feeling the other - even within the cultural traditions - not as a threat, but as an opportunity for new and often unpredictable exchanges "

6 December 2019
by Lucia Iacovone
(en)

A very special place, full of tradition. which welcomes everyone, teaches how to make different jobs, while allowing people to learn the most difficult task: living and wellbeing. The full name is “Società Cooperativa Sociale S.r.l. Onlus La Bottega”

“La Bottega”, in Lissone has been created to promote the employment of disabled people, young and adult, in order to contribute to their education and, above all, their social inclusion after the secondary school.

We spoke with Frédéric Peyrou, Deputy Director of the association Insert Net in Bordeaux about the European Solidérance project (an ERASMUS project), of which he is one of the initiators. The project was launched in 2017, and is run by a consortium of organisations from the Bordeaux metropolitan area specialising in vocational training, integration and solidarity.   In light the impacts and successes observed in the experiments carried out, a second project, Solidérance 2, is currently under preparation. It is particularly aimed at increasing the number of partner structures and construction sites.

Hayley Reynolds is a Library Assistant with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries in County Dublin. She is currently studying for a Masters in Library and Information Studies. Hayley recently took part in the Erasmus+ funded Transnational Cooperation ActivityPublic Libraries and their Roles and Work with Inclusion and Learning‘.

The Final Conference of Adult Migrant Integration Experts’ project that took place in Athens, Greece. The event took place in the Athenian University, at auditorium Drakopoulou in the Central Building of Ethniko Kapodistriako Panepistimio Athinon, on the 22nd October 2019. – the Adult Migrant Integration Experts project (ADMIRE) is an Erasmus+ project that aimed to- develop a Migrant Integration Expert Curriculum for Adult educators, migrant support workers and members of migrant communities in order to - promote empowerment, participation and active citizenship of all migrants. The project is coordinated by the University of Peloponnese in Greece, with the collaboration of five other partners from Cyprus, France, Ireland, Italy and Spain. It is implemented from October 2017 to September 2019. The event was hosted in with the aim of presenting the outputs and online resources developed as part of the ADmiRE project and highlighting the project’s approach to supporting adults to be migrant integration experts. UOP members presented the ADmiRE outputs and the main guidelines of the project’s philosophy. The presentation was based on the relative elaborated scientific paper. Other stakeholders and members of migrant communities participated in the conference and made significant interventions.
26 November 2019
by MARIA XESTERNOU
(el)

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
(en)
Thursday 19 December 2019, Italy

Family In Tow(n): scoperte sul campo. Analisi, buone prassi e prospettive. Ricongiungimento familiare e processi di integrazione dei nuclei migrantii

L'evento rappresenta la restituzione dell'esperienza del progetto "Family in Town(n)" realizzato da ASA Onlus durante l'anno, in partenariato con Acli Catania e cofinanziato dalla Fondazione Sicilia. La tavola rotonda consentirà di riflettere, a partire dall'esperienza maturata, sulle prospettive di accoglienza, sui processi di integrazione socio-culturale dei nuclei famigliari migranti e sulla possibilità di fare rete sul territorio. Saranno inoltre comunicati e discussi la metodologia operativa e i risultati ottenuti.
Wednesday 1 January 2020 to Tuesday 30 June 2020, Czech Republic

Pečovat a žít - vzdělávací program na podporu pečujících

» Chcete zkvalitnit život svůj, své rodiny i komunity lidí kolem vás?
» Hledáte smysluplnou práci s ohledem na své rodinné možnosti?  
» Zajímají vás společensky prospěšné aktivity?
» Pečujete o blízkého rodinného příslušníka se zdravotním postižením či v seniorním věku?
» Bydlíte v Praze a okolí?

Půlroční program, který zahrnuje 9 prezenčních dní, psychologickou podporu a konzultace na míru je BEZPLATNÝ.

Účastníkům a účastnicím se poskytuje finanční příspěvek na „péči“ v době výuky ve výši 6300 Kč. 

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Saturday 25 January 2020, Slovenia

Gradniki gibanja

Seminar je namenjen učenju Gradnikov gibanja - oblik gibanja, ki spodbujajo razvoj osnovnih gibalnih vzorcev, ki so temelj našega delovanja in podlaga vsakemu učenju in delovanju. Gradniki so lahko naša spodbuda v vseh življenjskih obdobjih, največkrat pa so uporabljeni pri spodbudi razvoja v zgodnjem obdobju, tudi pri otrocih s posebnimi potrebami, in ohranjanju ter spodbujanju delovanja v tretjem življenjskem obdobju.

Wednesday 27 November 2019, Italy

Famiglia ricongiungimento familiare rfl unità diritti umani

Si svolgerà a Catania, il 27 novembre 2019 alle ore 17,30 presso la sala della Croce Rossa Italiana - Comitato di Catania (Via Etnea n.353) il seminario “Legami Familiari- Ricongiungimento familiare e pratiche di RFL (Restringe Family Links)”.

Il seminario, inserito in una serie di incontri del progetto “Family in tow(n)” di Asa Onlus (Associazione Solidarietà Adozioni Onlus), in partenariato con Acli Catania e cofinanziato dalla Fondazione Sicilia, è organizzato con la collaborazione della Croce Rossa Italiana - Comitato di Catania.

Tuesday 19 November 2019

GARDENStoLEARN

Il corso gratuito online, rivolto ai docenti della scuola dell’infanzia, ai dirigenti scolastici e agli educatori che consente di imparare a realizzare e gestire un orto didattico.

Come possono gli orti diventare dei luoghi di apprendimento, crescita e inclusione per la prima infanzia?  Gli orti didattici si stanno diffondendo in tutta Europa come luoghi dinamici di socialità che creano un contatto diretto con la natura, dove i bambini scoprono l’origine di ciò che mangiamo e sviluppano consapevolezza, senso di responsabilità e rispetto per l’ambiente.

Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurological disorders affecting around 1% of the population worldwide. The report 'Epilepsy Priorities in Europe' (2013) reports that 50% of the 6 million people with epilepsy in Europe are affected by stigma (ref:www.ilae.org/policy/documents/ERF-Report.pdf).

These training couses are designed to assist migrants in enhancing their language, digital and entrepreneurial skills with regards to creative industries’ requirements within European Societies. 

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Urban gardens are expanding around the world to encourage local production and consumption, social inclusion, dialogue and the adoption of a sustainable way of life. Indeed, whatever its shape, its size, each of them seeks the achievement of common objectives: social, educational, ecological, aesthetic, fun. Thus, they implement participative practices in their design, management and mode of operation.

The WAMDIA curriculum was developed with these users in mind, particularly those who are not IT professionals, but whose work involves creating digital content that must be accessible to all who come across it; in fact, the target is any ICT users conscious of the need to make all the digital content they create accessible to everyone.

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:

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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?