EAEA Executive Board held its last meeting of 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. In conncetion, the Board had a chance to visit two local Adult Education Centres.
EAEA has released a statement on European Commission's communication on Rethinking Education, presented last November.
GENERATION NEXT. Portuguese adult educator Inês Cerca fights against social injustice in a country under a severe economic crisis.
From the 16th to the 17th May 2013, EAEA participated in the kick-off meeting of ROM-ACT, a project which aims at widening access to non-formal and informal learning validation system among Roma women in Europe in order to strengthen their educational, social, and labour inclusion.
The European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning - EUCIS-LLL - has been advocating for validation as a key tool for lifelong learning for years and has now set up a task force to further tackle the issue. EAEA is a member of EUCIS-LLL.
ROM-ACT partners have started the project activities by drafting national reports on the status quo of their national validating systems, paying particular attention to the obstacles that the Roma and Irish Travellers women might have to face undertaking formal and non-formal learning.
A new project +APL aims at getting more recognition for the validation of non-formal and informal learning by using methodology and tools used with success in Portugal.
The +APL dissemination conference will be held in Granada on 22nd of
Validation of non‑formal and informal learning is gradually more seen as a way of improving lifelong learning and well-being. The AVA project, aims to contribute to reducing the fragmentation of the national validation systems by proposing solutions from the civil society perspective.
Roma are one of the groups experiencing significant social, educational and labour exclusion in Europe. While many of them have acquired valuable knowledge, skills and competences through working life, the majority do not hold formal qualifications.