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EPALE Community Stories... so far!

door EPALE Moderator
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Community Stories… so far

EPALE has recently celebrated its 70,000th member. This presents us with a broad, diverse and enthusiastic group of adult educators. From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic - which has been an unprecedented challenge of recent times - we felt that our community was being strongly affected by the consequences of the lockdown and social distancing measures. The pandemic has forced us to adapt to new ways of working and of providing education. This led educators to develop innovative online training techniques.

EPALE wanted to support adult educators and allow for the community to connect, share and inspire each other through the Community Stories initiative!

From the beginning, the initiative’s goals have been to fully engage our community in telling their stories, get to know their colleagues from all over Europe, and share the issues that were affecting their everyday life and that were challenging their education activities. We have received dozens of stories in a short space of time. This confirms our community’s will – or need – to get through this crisis together, sharing their solutions and being an inspiration to each other. We have collected 78 stories from 28 countries. Stories of language teachers, museum curators, vocational trainers, librarians, health professionals, NGOs, and many incredible Erasmus+ projects!
Sharing is an educational process in itself, and our community has shown itself to be responsive and eager to get involved. Educators shared stories of training, and of success and failure which allowed our community to reflect, reconsider and be inspired. We are receiving a lot of inspiring stories which demonstrate passion and purpose.

Community Stories… so far

Here is a selection of some of the stories - grouped by topic – from our amazing community members!

Older people

Many older people are still living their lives to the fullest despite spending more time at home!

Click to read Juhani and Matti's storyClick to read Anita Rappauer's storyClick to read Milica Buha's story


Digital storytimes, livestream theatre, or why not a digital tea party? E-books, digital magazines or streamed films? There are endless opportunities for digital readers!

Click to read Anya Feltreuter's storyClick to read Donna Moore's storyClick to read Alīna Pūce's story


Museums are not used to not being filled with the general public. After all, they exist for the people!

Click to read Henrik Zipsane's storyClick to read Anette Kindahl's story


So how now, when we are forbidden to be social, are we supposed to cling to learning, and teaching, a foreign language?

Click to read Irma Borić Jereb's storyClick to read Magdalena Đurasek's storyClick to read Ljilja Bajic's story

Get a taste of the Community Stories... so far!

Download the summary:

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