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Brochure providing examples of best practice from Grundtvig projects that demonstrate the potential and positive effects of mobility of staff working on the adult learning sector. This brochure presents 20 multilateral projects and Learning Partnerships as examples of best practice.

The role of the seminars was to further develop the experience, ideas and good practice which partners brought to the workshops, and to receive and validate the recommendations which were agreed at them. In each Seminar, the results of 4-5 workshops were discussed and evaluated by representatives of prison administration, European Social Fund (ESF) managing authorities and policy makers.

This study was commissioned by DG Education and Culture (DG EAC) of the European Commission, with the aim of providing an overview of the current ‘state-of-play’ of prison education provision in Europe. It sets out the findings of an electronic survey of national coordinators of prison education (or equivalents), as well as a small number of interviews with both national and international stakeholders and a small-scale review of relevant documents.

This two-day international seminar on learning later in life and the impact of investing in an ageing workforce was an international assembly of researchers, policy-makers and experts. It contributed to the European Year for Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity 2012 by providing a solid basis for further work.

The following report provides an exploration of the theme of Intergenerational Learning and its contribution to active ageing in general and to promoting European Union policies in this regard. It presents the context in which Intergenerational Learning activities develop in Europe and examines some samples of practice from the field. It has been produced as the result of a study carried out between June and September 2012 at the request of the European Network for Intergenerational Learning.

The brochure presents 50 examples of projects, methods and events that have encouraged people either to learn a new language or make practical use of their existing linguistic skills.

The report "Companies work better with languages- Recommendations from the Business Forum for Multilingualism" established by the European Commission aims to fuel the European Commission's current debates on the development of multilingualism policy. Ultimately we hope to contribute towards a shift in awareness and behaviour with respect to the business sector's attitude to languages.

This document reports on how the use of e-learning has developed in Europe since the Lisbon European Council of 2000. It follows the e-learning priorities agreed by the European institutions and Member States, focusing first on teachers and schools and second on higher education, while taking other education sectors into account. It identifies the challenges posed by the need for quality and efficiency, and in particular for pedagogical, technological and organisational innovation.

This report - as well as the reports from 30 other countries that were represented in the working group on the Adult Learning Action Plan - has been carried out, on behalf of the European Commission, by GHK in cooperation with Research voor Beleid. This product has been more specifically drawn up on the basis of country-experts' analysis of existing national literature and the Confintea IV-report.

Europe has not yet harnessed the full potential of continuous vocational education and training (CVET): we need to increase participation, especially of disadvantaged groups. But if we make CVET more accessible, can we ensure high quality? This handbook aims to provide policy guidance on CVET on the basis of examples of effective practices, a discussion of success factors and a demonstration of the benefits of investing in it.

Charter for Inclusive Teaching and Learning – enhancing teaching and learning practices so that students with disabilities can fully participate and succeed in higher education

This document presents an initial review of literature relating to teacher education. The aim for this review is to present summary information on key international resources considering teacher education issues. The information in this document is purely descriptive and no attempt has been made to analyse this information. Information presented in this review includes the details on the resource (title, author, producer, date, etc.) as well as a summary of the focus.

The guidelines focus on adult basic skills provision in a wide range of settings and the intention is to support policy-makers, providers and practitioners to plan, design, deliver and review basic skills provision for adults in formal adult education and training settings, in the workplace, in the community and in other non-formal settings.

This report provides an overview of research, strategies, policies, initiatives and programmes in the field of family literacy. In particular, it analyses the evidence on the effectiveness of a broad range of family literacy interventions, placing special emphasis on those targeted at disadvantaged families. The report highlights good practice by providing case studies of unique and successful programmes throughout Europe.

The ‘Workshop on higher education and adult learning’ took place in Brussels on the 27-28 September 2010. This report aims to highlight the main outcomes from the discussions and areas for future development.

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