EPALE Discussion on the Future of Skills
In the upcoming EPALE Discussion to be held on 14 December, co-organised by EBSN, we are inviting you to reflect on the future of skills.
A streamed panel of experts will open the discussion between 10:00-10:30 CET.
Graciela Sbertoli, Secretary General of EBSN and a Representative on behalf of the Slovenian Presidency of the EU will be invited to share their reflections on the themes raised above. The discussion is moderated by Tamás Harangozó, from EBSN.
After the live stream, the written discussion will go on on this page until 16:00 CET!
Join us to share your views on what the future of basic skills should look like!
Comments are already open so you can start sharing your thoughts and suggestions.
Adult Learning and Education in Europe is facing new challenges. ALE stakeholders are looking into future directions through which Adult Learning can respond to the changes around us.
Slovenian Presidency and the future of Adult Learning
Slovenia holds the Presidency from July to December 2021, and the Slovenian slogan is:
Together. Resilient. Europe.
At the two-day conference titled Adult education as a resilient response to future challenges, ”European representatives from the fields of adult education, labour and economy and representatives of EU member states, UNESCO and the European Commission called for an urgent increase in the number of participants enrolled in adult education, for the establishment of a flexible lifelong learning system, and for the active promotion of training courses providing the right competences and skills” (Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2021).
The Declaration on Adult Learning and Education by 2030 in the European Union (DeALE) concludes discussions of the conference and proposes certain priorities with highlighting the importance of lifelong learning, adult competences, vocational and technical education and work-based learning, including apprenticeships. The Declaration is regarded as “a professional commitment and advocacy action of ALE to complement the upcoming policy document (New European Agenda for Adult Learning 2030)” (DeALE).
EBSN’s Declaration for The future of basic skills policy
EBSN’s hybrid conference in Valletta, Malta has addressed the future of basic skills with its thematic focus i.e. Innovation for Resilience – New Approaches to Basic Skills Provision in the Post-COVID Era! Ms Alison Crabb, Head of Skills Agenda Unit in DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, gave an interesting talk on the upcoming Agenda that confirms the relevance of Upskilling Pathways, promotes green and digital transitions through the encouragement of whole-of government strategies. The EBSN Valletta Declaration endorsed by all conference participants also emphasises these points, among others.