International fellowship programme
International Fellowship Programme for Central and Eastern European Foundations
and NGOs (IFP), spring 2007 - call for applications, search for host
Results from the Conference on Adult Learning, Competence and Active Citizenship
The high level by-invitation-only conference on Adult Learning, Competence and Active Citizenship gathered some 180 participants in Hanasaari, Espoo, on October 3-4, 2006.
The new educational programmes 2007-2013
On October 25, the European Parliament adopted the Commissionīs proposals for this new action programme in the field of education and training. After long negotations and many turns the programme finally seems ready to roll.
Constitution: which role for civil society in renegotiation?
tables Plan B for the Constitution: which role for civil society in
European Commission Work Programme for 2007
Prosperity, solidarity, security,
and a stronger voice in the world to be the basis for action in 2007.
EU Communication on Adult Learning
The new Communication on Adult Learning has been adopted by the Commission on October 23, 2006. It is titled: Adult Learning: It is never too late to learn!
STAR Awards for Adult Learning Projects in Ireland
For the first time ever, a nationwide Adult Learnersī Festival will
take place in Ireland from 22-26 January 2007. To mark this event,
AONTAS - the Irish National Association of Adult Education - invites
nominations for the STAR (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition)
Awards for adult learning projects. These awards are kindly sponsored
Challenges in Implementing Lifelong Learning for Adults
Over a hundred policy-makers, researchers and practitioners joined a policy dialogue on lifelong learning, held in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 28 September to 1 October 2006.
Global Campaign for Literacy
The White House Conference on Global Literacy took place in New York on 18 September.
International Adult Learners Week in Europe
The concluding Meeting of this Grundtvig Network was hosted by the Italian IntALWinE partner, UPTER (Popular University of Rome), 14 to 17 September in Rome in conjunction with UPTERīs learning festival.
International Literacy Day 2006
On 8 September, Adama Ouane, Director of UIL, spoke at an International
Litera cy Day event organized by the German Adult Education Association
and the Federal
Literacy Association in the representation of the Saarland in Berlin.
Second Decade of Education for Africa
The African Union (AU) launched the Second Decade of Education for Africa in Maputo, Mozambique on 8 September.
EAEA reacts to the first public presentation of the Communication
The Communication on Adult learning is not yet public, but a glimpse of what it contains was given recently, and stakeholders were encouraged to comment. EAEA made the following public comment at the Conference on Adult Education, Competence and Active Citizenship in Espoo, October 3-4 2006.
A workshop on exciting new adult education materials
Consumer education tools are now available and will be presented in a workshop in Paris in mid-November.
Literacy and Life Skills in Prison
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning has started a European project on Literacy and Life Skills in Prison.
Education for Sustainable Development
In collaboration with the UNESCO section for Education for Sustainable Development and Japanese Funds-in-Trust for Education for Sustainable Development (JFIT), UIL is planning national capacity building field interventions in Africa in the framework of a South-South cooperation.
EAEA GA 2006 -nominations published
The nominations for the Board of EAEA 2006-2008 are now available.
Basic education gets sidelined in EU development cooperation
The EU is failing to deliver on its commitments to support education in developing countries. That is the main finding of a new report launched by Alliance2015, a strategic partnership of European non-governmental development organisations, on the occasion of World Teachersī Day.
Publication: Learning Centres in Europe
This is an examination of the wide range of current practice in Learning
Centres in Europe, and of their future prospects. As well as chapters reviewing
the European experience as a whole, it includes contributions from Austria,
Denmark, Germany, Slovenia, Spain and the UK presenting national experiences and
describing distinctive visions for the future.
Publication: Learning Democratically: using study circles
Study circles are groups which manage their own learning, embody democratic
practice, and employ procedures that develop participantsī capacity to become
confident as both learners and citizens, better able to act and take charge of
their own destinies. This book shows how study circles offer an alternative to a
narrow skills-based approach to learning and argues that their potential should
be recognised by both practitioners and policy-makers.
Publication: Inspiring adults
Literacy, language and numeracy in the museums, libraries and archives sector
More lifelong learning for adults
MEPs adopted two legislative reports in the field of education. The first report relates to lifelong learning where MEPs welcome the creation of a European frame of reference for key competences offering EU citizens a tool to adapt to an evolving labour market in a knowledge based society. The second report relates to the creation of a quality charter for student mobility. Both reports were adopted in first reading after agreement with Council.