One in five 15-year-olds in Europe, as well as many adults, lack basic reading and writing skills, which makes it harder for them to find a job and puts them at risk of social exclusion. New publication by Lit.Voc tackles these problems.
The European Commission has published the general call for proposals for 2013 for participation in the final year of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP). Through LLP people of all ages are able to gain experience through studies, learning or training abroad.
The civil society platform form the promotion of multilingualism held its latest General Assembly in the end of June 2012 in Brussels with a renewed spirit to continue its efforts to promote multilingualism in Europe as one of the key elements to foster European Integration and contributing to the promotion of intercultural dialogue, mutual understanding, cultural diversity, but also mobility, employment and economic growth in Europe.
The new platform and its network aim at contributing to the ongoing and future debate in Europe on validation of non-formal and informal learning. It also shows new pathways for the realisation of a European lifelong learning area.
Ricarda Motschilnig is the new Policy Officer of EAEA. Aura Vuorenrinne takes care of EAEA´s communication.
The Working Group on Education is formed by: The International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), the World Education Forum (FME), the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE), the Latin American Council of Adult Education (CEAAL), the Journey on Environmental Education for Sustainable Societies and Global Responsibility, the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO, Brazil), the International of Education, the Popular Education Network of Women from Latin America and the Caribbean (REPEM).
A survey and a feasibility study on National Stakeholders' Forum has just been published by EUCIS-LLL. The last research work of the Platform has been focused on National Stakeholders´ Forums, designed to foster concrete cooperation and consultation mechanisms at the national level on lifelong learning strategies in member states and on European cooperation in education and training.
Brussels, 11 June 2012 - The 23rd General Assembly of the European Anto-Poverty Network (EAPN) delivered a strong message to EU Institutions and National Governments to say that ‘Austerity´ is not working and that it is driving people further into poverty and making the ‘poor´ pay the price for the crisis they did not create. Delegates recognised some recent positive change in rhetoric in terms of a more social response to the crisis but it was clear that a change in words will not be enough but needs to be backed up by an EU Social Investment Pact.
The Coalition for "Erasmus for all" met in EUCIS-LLL offices on 23 May. The 30 Stakeholders' Coalition for the draft proposal "Erasmus for all" met in EUCIS-LLL offices to discuss the amendments phase and next steps for advocacy work.
The Adult Learners' Festival Week 2012 was a massive event with four hundred and fifteen events taking place throughout Ireland. There was a huge range of events to cater to all tastes, interest and skills levels - from informal learning opportunities in unlikely places to exploring life as a mature student on a university campus.