EAEA and its project partners met in Hannover, Germany, to kick-off the Financing Adult Learning and Education (FinALE) project on 11–12 February 2016. The objective is to monitor, analyse and improve adult education policies and mechanisms in funding adult education.
A panel of experts from the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission has selected the EAEA-coordinated Outreach, Empowerment, Diversity (OED) Grundtvig Network as a "success story". The project that run between 2012 and 2014, tackled the need for outreach to marginalized groups, especially migrants and ethnic minorities, for the development of more diversity in adult education, and especially the inclusion of learners' voices, and for the empowerment of its learners to become active European citizens.
How can we increase participation in adult learning in Europe? How can we share best practices among adult educators? The project "Live and Learn" wants to address these needs by producing videos that show adult learners and educators as inspirational figures for learning and teaching.
The Action Plan for Validation and non-formal Adult Education (AVA) project, coordinated by EAEA, contributes to reducing the fragmentation of validation systems by analysing tools and methodologies in different European countries and proposing solutions from the civil society perspective.
In occasion of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the European Commission and the European Disability Forum (EDF) organised a conference in Brussels which addressed the current situation of children and young people with disabilities in Europe.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations General Assembly last September, constitute in many ways a breach with previous policies in education. We have to take concrete action and strengthen our efforts to make lifelong learning a reality for all, everywhere in the world.
16.12.2015 Campaign blog entriesEAEAPROJECTS
The final session of the 'European e-training for Adult Educators', organised by the AE-PRO project between May and December 2015, was held on the 15th of December. During the eight months of the training over 5,300 people registered to the learning platform, created in the framework of the project.
On 1st of December, EAEA organised a Policy Lunch on "Adult Education: achievements and challenges ahead". The latest EAEA publications and upcoming plans for 2016 were presented in the event.
The AVA consortium, led by EAEA, has initiated a survey to investigate potentials as well as obstacles in order to further develop transparent, coherent and legitimate validation arrangements. In February 2016 the results will be discussed at a European Conference in Oslo.
Young professionals in adult learning from different parts of Europe gathered in Brussels between 1 and 4 December 2015. Seven participants from Italy, Estonia, Austria, Poland and Belarus were united by their keen interest in European adult education and desire to learn from one another.