Validation of non‑formal and informal learning is gradually more seen as a way of improving lifelong learning and well-being. The AVA project, aims to contribute to reducing the fragmentation of the national validation systems by proposing solutions from the civil society perspective.
While the European EPALE site has been active for several months, the linguistic versions are just beginning to build up. EAEA talked with the National Support Services in Finland and Austria about the present and future.
2015 marks not only the European Year of Development, but also the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and the last year of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The redefinition of global goals for education in development was discussed at the EAEA and DVV International workshop in January.
New learning materials on sustainable consumption, produced in the framework of Know Your Lifestyle project, were presented at a workshop in Brussels 5-6 February. The workshop gathered around 35 participants interested in learning more about the project's outcomes and sharing their feedback with the project’s consortium.
Do all adults benefit equally from lifelong learning opportunities in Europe? What type of programmes exist for adults who do not have the skills or qualifications that match labour market and societal requirements? What do countries do to encourage adults to return to education and training? These are but some of the questions tackled in the new Eurydice report Adult Education and Training in Europe: Widening Access to Learning Opportunities.
How to reach out to potential learners? How to convince stakeholders of the benefits of lifelong learning? How to raise awareness for adult education? OED Network's publication "Engaging New Learners in Adult Education – Short guide for policy makers and adult educators" answers these questions.
EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2014. EAEA hands out the yearly EAEA Grundtvig Award to a successful European learning partnership. The theme for the 2014 award was "Remembering World War I for the Future – Adult Education promoting Peace and Cohesion in Europe".
"Live and Learn" project produces audio-visual stories on adult education. EAEA is a partner in the two-year Erasmus+ project, coordinated by a Finnish EAEA member KVS – The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation.