Innovation in Mature Adult Learning (IMAL) project aims to find the reasons behind the low participation of mature adults in learning. It also seeks to identify the most effective forms of learning.
"Barriers to the job market are quite numerous. Recognition of qualifications and language skills are the very first obstacles they are confronted with. Refugees say that they feel integrated when they have accommodation and a job - which is coherent with wider studies done on integration in the various Member States," says Peter O'Sullivan from United National Refugee Agency UNHCR.
Action Plan for Validation and non-formal Adult Education (AVA) project contributes to reducing the fragmentation of validation systems on different levels, namely policy and practice, by analysing tools and methodologies in different European countries and proposing solutions from the civil society perspective.
European Union’s Eramus+ programme has been running for nearly two years. Around 150 stakeholders from various organisations had a chance to discuss and give feedback to the EU representatives in a conference organised by S&D group in the European Parliament premises in Brussels.
On October 21st, 2015 EAEA’s Finnish member The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation co-organised an event in Helsinki, Finland discussing the adult education scenario in Europe and its relevance in the global context.
The AEMA (Adult Education Made Accessible) Network aims at increasing the accessibility, participation, transparency and quality of adult education in Europe. One of the tools the network will be soon deploying is the AEMA Maturity Matrix.
The CEDEFOP (European centre for the development of vocational training) organised an information session on their new study “Economic and social consequences of low skilled adults in the EU” in Brussels on the 2nd of October.
During its last Board meeting, on the 24th of September, the EAEA Board met with Ms Julie Fionda, Member of the Cabinet of Ms Marianne Thyssen
Hosted by M. Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of the European Commission in cooperation with EU Commissioner for Justice Ms. Věra Jourová, the first Annual Colloquium on fundamental rights in the EU took place in Brussels on 1st and 2nd of October 2015.
The European Year for Development is now in full swing and EAEA members across Europe continue to raise awareness about global issues. For the Lithuanian Association of Adult Education (LAAE) development is a challenge that it meets in order to improve its response to the problems people face in developing countries.