European Parliament endorsed Budgetary Committee´s views on EU Council cuts in the European Commission's budget proposal for 2013. The cuts must be reversed, said the MEPs in a plenary vote last Tuesday 23 October in Strasbourg.
EAEA has been lobbying the members of European Parliament´s Culture and Education Committee (CULT) to increase the budget of adult learning in the framework of Erasmus for All, the new programme for education, youth and sport. Many members are now proposing increase to the financial plan proposed by the Commission.
The Draft Report from the rapporteur Doris Pack concerning EU's new programme for education, training, youth and sport was discussed in the European Parliament´s Culture and Education Committee in 19 September 2012. EAEA has published a statement regarding the Draft Report and proposed amendments in order to further improve the programme.
MEPs think the Lifelong Learning Programme is a key programme for growth and should not be subject to further cuts.
At the beginning of September the European Commission launched a recommendation to boost the recognition of skills and competences gained outside school or university.
Participation in adult learning declines with age. EAEA´s recommendations and policy paper advise adult education providers, governments, EU, companies and social partners to take action.
Comprehensive literacy might reduce unemployment and increase income, says European Commission´s new literacy report. The report strengthens the work done for literacy in Europe.
The proportion of adults taking part to formal and/or non-formal education in the OECD-countries ranges from more than 60 % in New Zealand and Sweden to less than 15 % in Greece and Hungary, says the new Education at a Glance report.
Between 4th and 6th of September 2012 EAEA organised a study visit in Brussels for a group of Adult Education professionals from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia on behalf of dvv international, one of the EAEA members.
As part of its strategy for creating jobs and growth, the Commission has launched an initiative to boost the recognition of skills and competences gained outside school or university.