A strong civil society for better adult education policies in Portugal

While adult education in Europe faces many challenges, there are also great success stories: in 2014, Portuguese adult education associations formed new structures at the national level and established a strong platform to advocate better adult education policies in Portugal: APCEP, EAEA member since 2015. A highlight for this young organisation was the launch of the “Qualifica” Programme, a new adult education initiative in Portugal.


AEMA makes adult education more accessible

An online meeting place for providers, experts and learners, a self-assessment tool and an accessibility award are some of the outputs produced in the three-year AEMA project that is now coming to an end. The project succeeded in contributing to a more equal and broader access to adult education for disabled people.


EAEA Grundtvig Award 2017 prize – a replica of a public landmark

This year’s EAEA Grundtvig award winners will receive miniature sculptures of Girona’s city symbols. The call for the award submissions is now open.

17.03.2017 PROJECTS

Life skills for Europe

We are living in a changing society. People need new skills to respond to what’s happening around them and get on at work, in learning and in life. The recently launched LSE project aims to improve basic skills provision in Europe by explaining, further developing and upscaling the life skills approach.


The challenges of being a disabled person in the European Union today

In 2011, nearly 44 million Europeans declared that they have a disability that limits activities in their daily life. The number is growing and the living conditions of disabled people still need to be improved in Europe, the ENIL – the European Network on Independent Living - underlines.


Focus on Upskilling Pathways

The recently launched initiative by the European Commission sets objectives and requirements for EU member states to tackle the issue of low-skilled adults in Europe. EAEA welcomes the initiative and is currently working on it with its members.


Refugees and migrants with disabilities: a double exclusion and discrimination

ADULT EDUCATION & REFUGEES. Thousands of refugees and migrants living in Europe are with disabilities, and their situation is often not very well known. After a study visit in Greece, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised a public hearing on ‘The situation of refugees and migrants with disabilities’ on the 14th of February in Brussels.


EAEA's Year of Adult Education in Europe 2017 kicks off

In 2017 the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) and its members celebrate the Year of Adult Education in Europe. The campaign initiatied by EAEA makes visible the adult education activities around Europe and makes visible the power and joy of learning.

02.01.2017 EAEAPOLICY

An agenda that goes beyond learning for the labour market

With the New Skills Guarantee (“Upskilling Pathways”), the European Commission has presented an ambitious strategy for improving skills of adults all around Europe. Several Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission and the Council of Europe as well as civil society discussed the Skills Agenda in a meeting of the Lifelong Learning Interest Group on 30 November 2016.


“We must work with both sides, with those who are arriving and those who are receiving”

ADULT EDUCATION & REFUGEES. One and a half years after the climax of the so-called “refugee crisis”, people are still fleeing Syria and the contact zones in the Middle East in great numbers, searching a safer life in Europe. The inclusion of the newly arrived and a certain hopelessness regarding this challenge have dominated the political debate for the majority of this period. What can adult education do to include refugees and migrants in society? A policy debate organised by EAEA in September searched for answers.