As part of its strategic objective to build capacity for effective lifelong learning policy and practice in Member States, UIL organised this Pilot Workshop in Hamburg,Germany, from 22 November to 3 December 2010.
Twenty-seven governmental experts, heads of non-formal adult education departments and representatives of inter-governmental and civil society organisations took part in an international meeting at UIL from 25 to 27 January 2011 to discuss approaches and methods in monitoring the implementation of the Belém Framework for Action. Specialists from all UNESCO regional bureaux and from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) complemented the group.
To support the implementation of the commitments made at CONFINTEA VI, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning offers fellowships for key personnel from selected Member States.
EU countries have improved their education systems in key areas over the past decade but they have achieved only one out of five benchmarks set for 2010, the European Commission's new progress report on education and training reveals.
Volunteering has a particular significance in adult education in Germany. The total number of volunteers among the educators lies at around a tenth of the workforce.
Volunteering is strongly linked both to non-formal and informal learning. An EU report released in 2010 and indicates that, as volunteering is getting more popular, volunteers' demands are increasing in terms of experience, training and support. Among other significant findings, the study stresses that voluntary activities contribute to adult's personal development, learning skills and competences thus enhancing employability.
The Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) is conducting a short survey on the most effective ways to increase awareness of and participation in adult learning.
The latest Irish Adult Learners' Festival results and videos are now online.
27 major stakeholders in education and training adopt a common position paper on their vision for the future of education, training and youth programmes.
EAEA, together with other stakeholders in the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning, EUCIS LLL, participated in the first ever Lifelong Learning Week at the European Parliament last week.