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Plateforme électronique pour l'éducation et la formation des adultes en Europe


In Romania, the National Education Law no. 1/2011 (Article 357) states for the first time the need to create a system that will provide initial training and continuous development of the professionals in adult education. This need is based on the fact that, at this moment, the Romanian system of qualification in adult education is incomplete, divided by incoherent certification and regulatory mechanisms that do not take into account the diversity of the field and professional statuses, experiences, tasks and roles performed by adult educators.


Interactive exercises in basic numeracy for adults in norwegian.


A database on adult education in Germany– the largest portal and one of the most important databases for persons looking for adult education providers and their courses and seminars.

The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) is a nationally representative assessment of English literacy among American adults age 16 and older. Sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NAAL is the nation's most comprehensive measure of adult literacy since the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS).


Welcome to, your source for research and development on literacy in the U.S. and worldwide. at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, is comprised of the National Center for Adult Literacy (NCAL) and the International Literacy Institute(ILI). The NCAL has been engaged for more than two decades in cutting edge and high-impact research, innovation, and training in adult education and technology, as well as in other areas of adult basic education and literacy.

As we get closer to the end of the century, it becomes increasingly clear that one of the most potent forces to have impacted on the economic and social environment of the countries across the globe, especially since the last decade, is the force of globalization. This is reflected in increased pace of economic liberalization, freer flow of technology, integrated financial markets and corporate strategies of multinational companies that operate on a premise of homogenous market (ILO/ROAP, 1996).

The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was a collaborative effort by seven countries with the support of three intergovernmental organizations (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Unesco Institute for Education and the European Union) to get insight into the level of literacy of their populations. A large sample of adults (ranging from 1500 to 8000 per country) in the US, Canada, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands were given the same wide-ranging test of their literacy skills during the autumn of 1994.

In view of the importance of lifelong learning (LLL) as the backbone of the European Education and Training Strategy and the contrasting low commitment to LLL by universities, the main objective of the ALLUME project and of EUCEN was to explore ways to increase the participation of universities in lifelong learning and to produce “A Lifelong Learning University Model for Europe”. The final report can be downloaded from

A competition announced by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MEIN) attracted eighteen proposals, of which six were accepted for implementation. Four of these proposals were research projects concerning medical and social aspects of the lives of the elderly in Poland. The “PolSenior” project also includes two smaller-scale projects – one concerning the physical activity of the oldest segment of our society, the other concerning the housing status of this group.


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