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EAEA welcomes a new Junior Project Officer

Clémence Garnier is the newest addition to the EAEA staff. She will be working for EAEA projects.


Adult School of la Verneda – Sant Marti ready to welcome refugees

EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2016. With the numbers of refugees increasing, some European schools for adults encounter difficulty in accommodating the growing demands for classes. The Agora Association of Adult Schools of la Verneda – Sant Marti in Barcelona has an opposite problem: although it is ready to accept migrant students, national policies keep refugees at bay.


Volunteers trained to work with refugees in Lower Saxony

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.


VHS Saarlandes cooperates with Google to support refugees

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.


Valuable learning experiences from EAEA members

EAEA's members work in different fields of adult education. Last week, EAEA participated in the final conference of the ESRALE project in Bonn, Germany. The visit gave the opportunity to also meet with German members to get to know the various ways adult education is being promoted.


Is the space for non-formal adult education shrinking?

The universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were approved in September 2015 - now back to business as usual until the deadline for their implementation approaches? Shrinking spaces for civil society challenge non-formal adult education and values it seeks to convey, such as active citizenship and political engagement. These values, however, are crucial for achieving the SDGs, stressed the participants of the advisory group meeting which took place in Brussels in September 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.


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 Annual Conference 2017: The challenges and solutions for engaging new learners

What are the target groups currently under-represented among the adult learners? What challenges do we face in engaging new learner groups? The EAEA Annual Conference focused on the theme of engaging new learners.


Reaching out to migrants who struggle with integration

EAEA GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2017. Mosaik Support Center for Refugees and Locals provides a space of warmth, safety and community for the most vulnerable populations in Lesvos, Greece.