EAEA or EUAEA?
In the light of the coming EAEA General Assembly 2006 I would like, one behalf of my own organization, Pskov Regional Adult Education Association, and many other EAEA members from eastern countries, to raise some issues that might be one of the discussion subject matters at the Assembly.
GR2 Contact seminar on inclusion
The recent reports on social inclusion from the EU-15 Member States
and four of the new Member States1 confirm that poverty and social exclusion continue to be serious challenges across
the European Union. While the reports note progress in several fields, there is
little evidence given of any significant improvement in the situation in recent
years. They thus demonstrate the need for a continuing strong and visible
political commitment to the effective implementation of the Union's social
inclusion objectives in combating poverty and social exclusion.
UNIEDA re-opens the debate on the Italian law on lifelong learning
UNIEDA continues the work of the Italian
Federation for Continuing Education (FIPEC) created in 1998 to bring together within
one association the ‘Popular´ Universities and other important organisations
involved in education and training.
First adult education festival in Belarus
From 15-th to 17-th of September the first Non-formal Education Festival was held in Minsk, at the International Education Centre (IBB), Belarus.
Essentials of Adult Education
In the winter semester 2006/07 the Department of Vocational and Business Education and Training of the University Duisburg-Essen offers an International Course on Adult Education in English.
European Master of AE to begin
The EMAE is a Master degree study programme which has been jointly developed by a network of currently eight universities from seven European countries.
In a Communication adopted September 8, the Commission stresses the
need for European education and training systems to be both efficient
and equitable if they are to achieve the necessary quality to help
create more growth, jobs and social cohesion.
The official EQF proposal has now been launched. The official aim is to increase learners' and
workers' mobility by making national academic and professional
qualifi cations more understandable across Europe.
International Literacy Day 2006: UIL´s Activities
In the context of International Literacy Day 2006, the UNESCO Institute
for Lifelong Learning will - as in past years - hold an information
seminar on literacy for journalists.
Culture and education study
Following an open invitation to tender, the European Commission selected the Pôle universitaire européen de Lorraine to carry out this study.
States should include at least two foreign languages from a very early age in
their school programmes, says the Culture and Education Committee.
Citizenship education in schools
educatio n at school in Europe - new publication of the European Commission
Make real competences visible
headline is also the headline of a new Danish website on "real competences". It
was published on the 1st of September by the Danish Adult Education
Associatio n/Dansk Folkeoplysnings Samråd (DAEA/DFS).
European Dimension comes calling
MEPs have called for more European dimension aspects to permeate the teaching in classrooms across Europe. More specifically, the Education and Culture Committee of the Parliament calls for more background info on the newly approved member states to be presented to learners in the fifteen "old" member states.