Encouraging a discussion between education and development stakeholders on the challenges and opportunities for non-formal adult education: this was the aim of the advocacy workshop organised by International Council of Adult Education (ICAE), the European Association for Education of Adults (EAEA) and dvv international.
In order to support staff development activities in University Lifelong Learning (ULL), there is now an online training pack for managers and trainers in higher education available. The pack has been developed by the IMPLEMENT project.
The final conference of the Poliglotti4.eu project highlighted Europe´s linguistic wealth and emphasized the outcome of project achievements. It put the spot on the multilingual practices in European society. The conference aimed also at raising the voice of Europeans who live and work in multilingual Europe representing diverse fields such as art and culture, education and public spaces.
"Armenian Lifelong Learning League" Union of Legal Entities with the support of dvv international (Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association) branch office in Armenia organised "Lifelong Learning Days in Armenia 2012" in the cities of Ijevan, Yerevan and Gyumri on November 9-11 2012.
EAEA´s advocacy work paid off as MEP´s of the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) voted for increasing the budget for adult learning and keeping the Grundtvig subprogramme for adult education on board in the forthcoming Union Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport (YES Europe), previously known as Erasmus for All.
The second European Network in Intergenerational Learning (ENIL) conference took place in Nuremberg from the 24th to the 26th of October. It was titled "Intergenerational Learning: Towards Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity" and it gathered educators, practitioners, policy makers, organisations and individuals across Europe who have an interest or are active in intergenerational learning. Also EAEA took part to the event.
European Year for Acive Ageing and Solidarity between Generations is coming to an end. Experts would like to invigorate intergenerational dialogue and the elders to work longer.
Rethinking Education, presented on 22 November 2012, calls for a fundamental shift in education, with more focus on 'learning outcomes' - the knowledge, skills and competences that students acquire. EAEA is preparing a statement on the strategy.
Eur-Alpha, the European network for adult literacy and numeracy, presented its findings on the 4th of September 2012 in Bonn. The three-year project came to an end this autumn.
The Grundtvig In-Service training "European Adult Education and Lifelong Learning - Introduction for the younger staff", organised and hosted by EAEA, took place in Brussels during 15-19 October 2012.