10.08.2011 POLICY

Parental support initiatives improve literacy of children

A new study produced for the European Commission by independent experts concludes that involving families in literacy programmes is essential to increase the literacy levels of children and adults. The report provides an overview of research and evaluates strategies, policies and initiatives in the field of family literacy, in particular those targeting disadvantaged families. It highlights good practice through case studies of unique and successful initiatives throughout Europe.

10.08.2011 POLICY

What is a disadvantaged senior?

Who are the "disadvantaged seniors" of Europe, and how can they be identified?

08.08.2011 REPORTS

Illiteracy rates still way too high in Europe

One in five 15 year olds and many adults in Europe cannot read properly. A new study published by the European Commission shows what countries are doing to improve reading literacy - and where they are falling short.

08.08.2011 POLICY

EU spends on education to boost jobs

As part of its strategy for boosting employment, the European Commission is aiming to nearly double the number of young people, teachers and researchers who get EU grants for study and training abroad, from 400 000 recipients per year now to almost 800 000 in the future.

14.07.2011 POLICY

Solidar and the nine challenges

The European Union lives in turbulent times, with waves of financial crises overlapping one another. It would seem tempting to further tighten already harch austerity measures in an attempt to curb public funding. Such an approach, however, carries a high prize.

14.07.2011 POLICY

European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network

The European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN) aims to assist the European Union Member States and the Commission in moving European cooperation on lifelong guidance forward in both the education and the employment sectors.

05.07.2011 PROJECTS

Hattrick: Football-Learning-Integration

What makes a good team, what makes a bad team? What is my style of leadership? How can I increase motivation towards the players? Ever heard of Bafa´ Ball? Ever thought about how a wooden man can be connected to team work or football?

04.07.2011 POLICY

Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities: A Handbook for Human Rights Educators

EQUITAS-The International Centre for Human Rights Education and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have jointly published "Evaluating Human Rights Training Activities: A Handbook for Human Rights Educators".

04.07.2011 POLICY

EU and the proposed Budget for education

EU Budget: EUCIS-LLL welcomes the Commission´s proposal to raise the budget allocated to education, training and youth but uncertainties remain on the content of the future "Education programme"

23.06.2011 POLICY

UNESCO Institute for Education turns 60

June 2011 marks the 60th Anniversary of the First Governing Board meeting of the UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE), the forerunner of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. The meeting was held from 17 to 19 June 1951 in Wiesbaden, Germany, and was attended by Maria Montessori and Jean Piaget. The Governing Board members drafted the statutes and appointed Professor Walter Merck, Chair of Comparative Education at the University of Hamburg, as Director.