The Lifelong Learning Platform (LLL-P) has launched the Lifelong Learning Awards to celebrate creative and inclusive practices during its Lifelong Learning Week 2016.
A policy debate on validation of non-formal and informal learning took place at the European Economic and Social committee (EESC) on the 29th June 2016. The event was organised in the framework of the Action plan for Validation and Adult education project (AVA) with the aim of presenting the final outcomes of the project. Around 70 practitioners and civil society representatives from the adult education and youth sectors as well as key policy-makers participated in the event.
From Portugal to Finland, from Great Britain to Denmark: what do adult educators and learners from these countries have in common? They all share inspiring stories about their personal and professional pathways in adult education – and they all feature in eight videos that were produced in the framework of the Live&Learn project. The videos were launched at the final project event on 29 June in Brussels, Belgium.
In the aftermath of Brexit, it has become clear that there is a polarisation among European citizens and between the citizens and the EU institutions. EAEA will continue to work for adult education and lifelong learning with all its members, whether in- or outside the EU, assures EAEA President Per Paludan Hansen.
In 2015, more than one million people – refugees, displaced persons and other migrants – have made their way to Europe, a number that continues to increase. Civil society organisations and movements have efficiently organised urgent measures or supplied basic needs for the migrants. Within the civil society, adult education providers have an important role in offering a wide range of courses, from language learning to information about services and systems to intercultural exchanges.
The Peer Review Transnational Peer Review for Quality Assurance in Validation of Non-Formal and Informal Learning (VNFIL) Extended is a project that aims to increase the transparency, market relevance, consistency and transferability of VNFIL across Europe. It supports both Member State VNFIL systems by providing a common framework and tools, as well as transnational use of VNFIL by increasing mutual trust at the European level. The second week of June saw five days of intense work for the consortium.
There’s a story behind every adult learner and every educator. The Live and Learn project consortium aims to shed some light on the learning pathways in lifelong learning and is now ready to present the results.
At the Federal Assembly of the European Movement International (EMI), that took place in The Hague (The Netherlands) on the 27th of May, EAEA was welcomed as a new member of the organization.
Outdated adult learning policy, digital revolution and declining level of adult literacy – these are the main challenges of American adult education today. However, there are many opportunities in adult education, as well. EAEA discusses with Steve Schmidt and Federico Salas-Isnardi from the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) about the current state of adult education in the United States.
The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) has started a cooperation with an organisation in the USA, the American Association for the Adult Continuing Education (AAACE). The aim of the partnership is to strengthen the status of adult education in both continents.