The AE-PRO project, coordinated by EAEA, will launch an online training on a web platform next spring. The second project meeting hosted by NIACE (National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) took place in Leicester, UK, in the beginning of November.
The three-year project European Adult Education (Young) Professionals Learning Platform (AE-PRO) provides a comprehensive study programme for adult education staff. An online peer learning platform will be created to host a capacity building e-training for (younger) staff in adult education about European developments and adult education in other countries.
The Leicester meeting concentrated on finalising the content, structure and methodology of the study programme. Technical issues were also tackled, as NIACE, the British project partner , presented the Moodle platform created for the study programme.
Next steps of the project are to start recruiting participants for the study programme, set to be starting in April or May 2015. Recruiting of participants will start in January. EAEA and other AE-PRO project partners will inform the public when registration opens.
"We encourage everyone working in the field of adult education to take part in the course. The e-training provides modules on European developments in the adult education sector, adult education methodologies in European countries and information on policy and advocacy", says Tania Berman, AE-PRO Project Coordinator and EAEA Policy Officer.
"Our aim is also to enable networking between participants, trainers and experts. Therefore the e-training is called "Share, learn and inspire". Additionally we provide a mobility platform with a mobility charter for host organisations", Ms. Berman explains.
Taking part to the e-training is free of charge. The e-training can be perceived as EAEA’s Younger Staff Training extended online. EAEA's regular Younger Staff Training is organised in Brussels in 2–5 December, 2014.
Text and photo: Aura Vuorenrinne