The membership of the European Association for the Education of Adults – EAEA has elected a new Executive Board for the two-year term of 2013–2015. The new Board consists of adult education professionals from 12 different countries.
The ROM-ACT consortium has just published a guide which has the purpose to support providers and civil society organisations to assist Roma women and other disadvantaged groups in the process of validation of non-formal and informal learning.
It looks like Romania might be on the right track to achieve widespread validation of non-formal and informal learning. AVA survey results will be available in October - will other countries follow in Romania's footsteps?
Action Plan for Validation and non-formal Adult Education (AVA) project contributes to reducing the fragmentation of validation systems on different levels, namely policy and practice, by analysing tools and methodologies in different European countries and proposing solutions from the civil society perspective.
The AVA consortium, led by EAEA, has initiated a survey to investigate potentials as well as obstacles in order to further develop transparent, coherent and legitimate validation arrangements. In February 2016 the results will be discussed at a European Conference in Oslo.
The Action Plan for Validation and non-formal Adult Education (AVA) project, coordinated by EAEA, contributes to reducing the fragmentation of validation systems by analysing tools and methodologies in different European countries and proposing solutions from the civil society perspective.
While the long-awaited expert seminar on validation in Oslo is now over, there is still a lot to be done: namely, finalize an action plan to make validation of non-formal learning a reality. The new report from the event, drafted by Marja Beckman and Johanni Larjanko, emphasizes the commitment of adult education professionals to validation and the challenges lying ahead.
On 19th of February, during its Board meeting in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, EAEA’s Executive Board met with the Slovenian Minister for Education Maja Makovec Brenčič.The meeting was the opportunity for the participants to present some key advocacy points for adult education in Europe.
On 1-2 February 2016, EAEA’s Austrian member Bildungshaus Schloss Retzhof organised a Symposium on refugees and adult education. The event, to which EAEA actively contributed, represented a valuable opportunity to share experiences and discuss the directions that adult education could take in the current refugee situation.
EAEA strongly welcomes the new initiatives “Skills Agenda”, and particularly the “Skills Guarantee” published by the European Commission. These ambitious initiatives have the potential to make a real difference in the lives of many citizens in Europe and to create positive changes by upskilling people that really need it.