Pioneering project took adult learning stories to the screen

Adult learners and educators are themselves the strongest advocates for adult education, when giving them a possibility to share their views and experiences. The Erasmus+ project Live and Learn took up that approach by producing short documentaries that portray adult learners and educators and their individual careers in education. While audio-visual stories are now a big trend in communication and advocacy, the project videos are the first international video production on adult learning.

26.08.2016 PROJECTS

Voices in Pictures: a unique way of teaching migrants

EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2016. Pictures have a language: this was the underlying principle of the Voices in Pictures (VIP) project consortium. By offering easily understandable visual materials, the project partners wanted to open the door to education for illiterate migrants.

23.08.2016 PROJECTS

Kalunba Social Services: a holistic approach to refugee education

EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2016. “Integration works if we work together,” says Dóra Kanizsai-Nagy, co-founder of Kalunba Social Services in Budapest. The organization implements a number of projects to support refugees in building a new life in Hungary through various forms of learning. In a conversation with EAEA, Dóra shares the challenges and success factors in working with refugees.

18.08.2016 PROJECTS

Open Door: employment through learning in Israel

EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2016. Learning a language in a socially and culturally sensitive way – this is the approach of the Israel Adult Education Association (IAEA). The organization reached out to both new immigrants and those who had already been living in Israel for a while, but their lack of language skills prevented them from integrating into the society and finding a job.

16.08.2016 PROJECTS

TLC Pack: supporting learning of caregivers in Europe

EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2016. A project tackling demographic change, language problems and immigration all at once: TLC Pack, broad in its spectrum yet targeting a specific group, has earned VHS Cham the 2016 Grundtvig Award in the category of European Projects. In a conversation with EAEA, project coordinator Aleksandra Sikorska explains why an initiative for migrant caregivers was needed in Europe.

12.08.2016 PROJECTS

The EDU-FIN project: an encouraging success

Financial literacy is especially low among certain demographic groups and this can hinder their inclusion in society. EDU-FIN aims to establish a learning curriculum on financial education based on the contribution of young adults at risk which will allow meeting their real needs on the topic.

12.08.2016 PROJECTS

StARS: Finding a new normal ‒ working with refugees in Cairo

EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2016. “Through education we can revive the taste of normal life again for refugees,” says Reimaz Salim from Saint Andrew’s Refugee Services in Cairo. The 2016 Grundtvig Award winner in the category of International Projects shares the impressions and lessons learned in the years of working with refugees.

08.08.2016 PROJECTS

From destruction to creation: Grundtvig Award winner on reconciliation in Ukraine

EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2016. A creative approach to human reconciliation can build an open dialogue between resettlers and local communities – this is the belief of the Integration and Development Center for Information and Research in Ukraine, who won the 2016 Grundtvig Award in the category of National and Regional Projects. Yuliya Golodnikova from IDCIR and Oleg Smirnov from DVV International Ukraine explained at the EAEA General Assembly in June what makes their project stand out.


Smart Generation partners meet in Romania

The Smart Generation consortium met in Romania last week to discuss the project developments and the steps ahead. The partners have now started to develop a pedagogical model about a conscious use of smartphones, which constitutes the main aim of the project.


Live and Learn videos: a screening takes place in Brussels

With the Live and Learn project coming to an end next month, the consortium is ready to present the results: videos about European learners and educators. A recent screening in Brussels introduced the videos to European organisations active in the non-profit sector.