MEP Katarína Neveďalová and MEP Kent Johansson together with the EAEA invite you to a policy debate "PIAAC: What does it mean for Adult Learning?" on Tuesday, 3rd December 2013–15:15-17:15. The event is kindly hosted by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union, Rue Wiertz 77, B-1000, Brussels.
Adult education is the key for more knowledge, skills, competences and participation in Europe. It has the potential to increase competitiveness and employability but also democracy, inclusion, health and well-being. The results of the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) clearly demonstrate that Europe needs to invest in adult education – it is a loud wake-up call to Europe and the member states to start immediate action.
Based on facts and figures, policies and good practice examples, this policy debate will discuss: What does PIAAC mean for adult education? How can we accomplish a "Learning Europe"? How to encourage close cooperation between governmental and civil society organisations in order to raise awareness and develop appropriate measures?
Moderator: Mr Per Paludan Hansen (President of the EAEA)
The Nordic success story
Ms Antra Carlsen (Head of Coordination, Nordic Network for Adult Learning - NVL) (tbc)
Why is adult learning so successful in the Nordic countries?
Ms Una Buckley (Adult Learner from Ireland)
How learning affects lives?
EAEA´s Recommendations: What next?
Dr Katarina Popovic (Vice-President of the EAEA)