EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2016. The project “Art: a basic human need; neurodidactic answers to increasing social challenges“ uses neuroscientific research information in order to improve learning. It aims at narrowing the gap between “the ivory tower of science” and the every-day lives of people.
EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2016. As the numbers of refugees seeking help in Europe are still on the rise, Danish folk high schools prove they can offer a holistic introduction to a new society. With years of experience and a large network, the Association of Danish Folk High Schools (FFD) gives an insight into what makes integration of young refugees successful.
EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2016. As the Syrian crisis has entered its fifth year, many of the refugees who arrived in Turkey will stay there for good. EAEA member YUVA association reaches out to them through community centres, which have been established in the spirit of intercultural dialogue.
EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2016. An informal “tearoom” in Germany helps refugees get their first orientation in the new country and make valuable contacts.
EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2016. Refugees broadcasting music on the radio, working as photographers or fashion models? Why not. Lai-momo soc. coop, an Italian cooperative supporting asylum seekers, shows that activities for refugees do not have to be restricted to language classes.
This is the message the AEMA project consortium has been repeating for the last three years. As the project is now coming to an end, the partners gathered in Vienna to reflect on the past and plan the future. What remains undisputed is that the commitment of the organisations involved has succeeded in making adult education more accessible.
EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2016. Helping migrants to make their job applications more appealing, VHS Thüringer in Germany launched an innovative course.
EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2016. New technologies can not only support learning of refugees, but also raise awareness of their experiences among others. With a video blog, an e-learning platform and learning cafés, VHS Saarlandes in Germany reaches out to both refugees and the general public.
For decades, non-formal adult education providers and associations have advocated a holistic approach to adult learning. From basic skills - including adult literacy and numeracy - to second chance education to language, ICT, transversal and social skills, non-formal adult education covers a large array of learning offers for the enhancement of the individual, communities and society. This focus distinguishes it from learning for the labour market or a specific job. Why are we in non-formal adult education now suddenly talking about adult education and employment?
EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2016. An influx of asylum seekers into Germany presented the adult education sector with a remarkable challenge: providing all refugees with language support. As the media widely reports severe shortages of German teachers, EAEA member Agentur für Erwachsenen- und Weiterbildung (AEWB) looked into the option of training volunteers to become language assistants.