EAEA and NIACE Conference, 7 June 2013, Leicester, United Kingdom
Across Europe and beyond governments are facing challenges set by the economic crisis. Adult education plays an important role in addressing these — through the provision of basic skills, learning to learn and vocational education. However it has been argued that there is wider crisis that adult educators should concern themselves with in democratic engagement. Across the EU there are many approaches to, and understandings of, citizenship education.
This conference, organised by NIACE (UK National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) and EAEA (European Association for the Education of Adults), explored the wider role of learning for active citizenship across society and European countries through inputs from across the membership of the EAEA. Key note speeches set the context from academics, policy makers and leaders, alongside practitioner-led workshops on four themes:
By the end of the conference, participants had the opportunity to