EAEA Policy Debate 2013:
PIAAC: What does it mean for Adult Learning?

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)

Welcome and Opening
Dr. Angelika Schlunck (Director of the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union)
Mr Kent Johansson (MEP; ALDE)

The results of PIAAC
Ms Dana Bachmann, Head of Unit, DG Education and Training, European Commission (tbc)

A presentation and analysis of the PIAAC data by the European Commission

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?

Learner´s voice
Ms Una Buckley (Adult Learner from Ireland)
How learning affects lives?

EAEA´s Recommendations: What next?
Dr Katarina Popovic (Vice-President of the EAEA)

Discussion and Conclusions
Ms Katarína Neveďalová (MEP; S&D)


Policy Debate 2013: PIAAC

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