The new EU programme Erasmus+ for education, training, youth and sport was approved on November 19 by the European Parliament. The programme brings modifications to the funding opportunities of adult education stakeholders.
Education is crucial in poverty reduction; there is "no development without education". EAEA participates in the European Development Days 2013 (EDD) by co-arranging a workshop "Lifelong Learning in Development Cooperation – An Unfinished Agenda".
The final event of the European Network for Intergenerational Learning (ENIL) aimed at exploring benefits of intergenerational learning to different aspects of life in a city: from social cohesion to employment. It included a stimulating programme of talks, workshops and activities.
The latest Civil Society Platform on Multilingualism meeting updated articipants about the current policy priorities of European Commission (EC) Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) and their impact in the area of multilingualism. Furthermore it allowed the platform members to present to the EC representatives the outcomes of the working groups created in the previous meeting of the Platform.
Enthusiasm for learning is the goal. But enthusiasm is also an important tool for raising awareness of adult learning. And enthusiasm certainly was present at the conference on Awareness Raising in Adult Learning and Education (ARALE).
The PIAAC survey results provide new insights into the policy challenges facing skills system. The results were published on 8 October at 11.00 CET on the OECD dedicated website.
ROM-ACT partners have started the project activities by drafting national reports on the status quo of their national validating systems, paying particular attention to the obstacles that the Roma and Irish Travellers women might have to face undertaking formal and non-formal learning.
Last week intergenerational learning (IGL) stakeholders met in the framework of the Generations in Action (GO-ACT) project with the aim to discuss the feasibility and necessity of creating a network on IGL.
From 16 to 18 September 2013, EAEA hosted a dvv international study visit on European Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Brussels. The invited experts in adult education and politicians from the Western Balkan States gained insight into decision making processes at the European level through presentations and meetings with actors from civil society and with European politicians.
The report by the European Parliament on the European Commission's Communication "Rethinking Education" has been sucessfully voted in the Parliamentary Committee for Culture and Education (CULT) on this week's Tuesday. EAEA interviewed MEP Katarina Nevedalova (S&D, SK), as a rapporteur of the report, on her views on non-formal (adult) education and the key challenges for the Communication in her view.