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EAEA Statement: Adult Education can play a key role in the current refugee crisis

Europe is facing a humanitarian catastrophe. European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) asks political leaders to show solidarity and strong leadership to respond to the current refugee crisis. The Association points out that adult education providers and civil society organisations provide fundamental support to respond to the arrival of refugees and to their long-term inclusion in their host countries.


Education is a central piece of answer to combat antisemitism and islamophobia

Hosted by M. Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of the European Commission in cooperation with EU Commissioner for Justice Ms. Věra Jourová, the first Annual Colloquium on fundamental rights in the EU took place in Brussels on 1st and 2nd of October 2015.


EAEA statement on the Draft Joint Report on ET2020

The European Association for the Education of Adults welcomes the draft joint report and the new priorities. EAEA welcomes the renewed focus on lifelong learning systems and the fact that adult learning remains a key part of the ET2020 strategic framework.


Basic skills and integration of migrants among the main trends of European adult education in 2015

On October 21st, 2015 EAEA’s Finnish member The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation co-organised an event in Helsinki, Finland discussing the adult education scenario in Europe and its relevance in the global context.


"If we want peace and a good quality of life for everyone, we should focus on education"

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), approved in September 2015, set the policy targets that should be reached everywhere by 2030. EAEA Membership and Events Officer Raffaela Kihrer (RK) asked Katarina Popović (KP), the Secretary General of the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), about the role of adult education in the new goals.


Adult Education & Refugees is the theme of the EAEA Grundtvig Award 2016

Celebrating innovation and excellence in adult education, the EAEA Grundtvig Award is given annually to projects that produce new ideas, new partnerships, new methodologies and a new understanding on how we can work in adult learning. In 2016, the EAEA is looking for excellent projects that promote the learning of, with and about refugees or migrants.


EAEA’s Outreach, Empowerment, Diversity project selected as a success story

A panel of experts from the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission has selected the EAEA-coordinated Outreach, Empowerment, Diversity (OED) Grundtvig Network as a "success story". The project that run between 2012 and 2014, tackled the need for outreach to marginalized groups, especially migrants and ethnic minorities, for the development of more diversity in adult education, and especially the inclusion of learners' voices, and for the empowerment of its learners to become active European citizens.


Google to support the integration of migrants in Germany

EAEA member, the Verband der Volkshochschulen des Saarlandes (VHS-Saar), has been awarded with 500 laptops by the Google.org foundation in the framework of its project "reconnect" that aims to facilitate the integration of migrants.


Refugees and adult education: Symposium of EAEA member Bildungshaus Schloss Retzhof

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.


The new resolution of the European Council stresses the importance of citizenship education

EAEA welcomes the Resolution of the European Council on "Promoting socio-economic development and inclusiveness in the EU through education: the contribution of education and training to the European Semester 2016," which highlights the need for education and training to respond to these challenges. EAEA stresses the importance of non-formal and informal learning, and in particular of adult education, that receive too little attention in this Resolution.