Almost 84 million people in Europe are living in poverty or at the threat of falling into poverty. 77 million Europeans aged 25-64 (nearly 30%) still have, at most, a lower secondary education. Non-formal and informal education and training (prior learning) play a key role in skills development, as well as in promoting active inclusion and social cohesion.
Experts from the world of adult education discussed the results of the recently completed EU Adult Learning Action Plan at a conference in Budapest, 7-9 March.
The European Commission has just presented a new report analysing how different countries in Europe support under-qualified adult learners in their efforts to aim for further qualifications at higher levels.
The dvv international regional office for South East Europe has launched the website 'CONFINTEA VI in Action'. Visitors of the website will be able to find all the latest news concerning the follow-up of CONFINTEA VI in South East Europe, the most relevant national and international documents and an overview of the upcoming CONFINTEA VI-related events.
The UNESCO Global Monitoring Report 2011 is out. It describes the long term human costs of war.
The AGE platform prepares for the 2012 European Year on Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity.
As many of you may already be aware, this past year the EAEA have been working on expanding and improving the Country Presentations section. We are now at the stage where over half of the countries in Europe have an updated report outlining the current situation of adult education in that country, written in English.
The winner of the Silver Rose Awards 2011 in the European Category is the Latvian Trade Union of Health and Social Care Employees (LVSADA).
Ninety years ago this month - on 19 January 1921 - Albert Mansbridge, founder of the Workers´ Educational Association and a member of the Ministry of Reconstruction´s Adult Education Committee, chaired a meeting at 20 Tavistock Square, London, to consider the formation of a British Institute of Adult Education.
According to latest figures compiled by the European Commission, more than 10 million people are using the EUROPASS online CV to help them find a job. By offering a standardised CV template, available in 26 languages, Europass helps job-seekers to market their knowledge and skills in a user-friendly way to employers all over Europe and beyond.