New multimedia section at the EAEA web site
The EAEA web site is slowly being upgraded with video interviews and parts of lectures.
A tribute to Freire
It is now ten years since Paolo Freire passed away. Regarded by many as one of the most influential adult educators in modern times there is much to learn, and relearn following the philosophy of Freire.
Lifelong Learning Programme: Call for proposals 2008
The call for proposals in Multilateral Projects and Networks within the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) is open. The application support data has been posted, and is now online.
Equal opportunities resources
The NVL and EAEA joint conference on the role of education in promoting equality of opportunities produced a wealth of material.
The tenth LLinE conference gathered people from all over Europe to Finland for a discussion on new partnerships and lifelong learning.
Better jobs for women still scarce
Women are continuing to drive employment growth in Europe, but remain disadvantaged on the labour market in relation to men, says a report adopted by the European Commission today. Despite higher educational attainment, women continue to be employed less and paid less than men. The 2008 report on Equality between women and men will be transmitted to EU leaders at the Spring Summit on 8-9 March.
Launch event - European Year of Intercultural Dialogue
The European Year of Intercultural Dialogue will be officially opened by President Mary Mc Aleese in the Mansion House Dublin on 24 January at 10am.
UNESCO Prize for Peace Education 2008
We are pleased to inform you that the call for nominations for the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education 2008 is now available.
LifeLong learning in Italy
The Region FVG is about to enact a law on education including a list of rights of all the
institutions that are operating within adult education, including he non formal
Best Practice of Adult Education in Malta
In Malta, numerous adult training courses are organized in collaboration between the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) and the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) and the Institute for Tourism Studies (ITS), obtaining very good results.
Bassarabian Love charms
In the interwar period university students championed rural education, nation building and ethnographic field studies during their summer vacations.
A two-day international conference on intercultural dialogue organised in Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, was organised recently with speeches by the Slovenian Minister of Culture Vasko Simoniti, European Commissioners Jan Figel´ and Janez Potočnik, and the Ambassador of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, Marko Peljhan.
Arts festivals supports Year of Intercultural Dialogue
Representatives of major European arts and culture festivals signed a declaration of support to the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue last week in Ljubljana together with the EU Commissioner Ján Figel'. It means that the aims and messages of the year will be reflected throughout 2008 in dozens of festivals all over the EU and beyond.
Communication on Financial Education
On 18 December, the Commission adopted a Communication on Financial Education. This Communication underlines the Commission's support for the provision of financial education delivered as close as possible to the citizens that need it, namely through Member State, national and regional authorities, non-governmental agencies and the financial services sector.
Survey of financial literacy schemes
This survey was carried out by Evers & Jung Financial Services Research and Consulting in the period January to November 2007.
World Social Forum Global Day of Action: January 26, 2008
It is people´s dignity, initiative and actions that hold the key to the future!
ICAE call for action
Turkish AE focus on basic skills
Adult education in Turkey focuses chiefly on literacy courses. According to a national census held in 2000, Turkey´s adult population (15 years and above as confirmed by UNESCO) numbers in excess of 47.5 million, and13.5 % of these individuals are illiterate. 80 per cent of adult females are illiterate. One in 5 females of school-age is also illiterate. Literacy course are thus focused mainly on women, especially those living in the Eastern and South Eastern regions of the country and on the outskirts of the cities.
Paulo Coelho to participate at the First Alliance of Civilizations Annual Forum
Paulo Coelho will participate at the First Alliance of Civilizations Annual Forum, organized by the UN that will be held in Madrid (Spain)
Old meets new in Ireland
Never too old to teach. Older people use their skills and talents to help new migrants in Ireland to improve their English Language skills.
The adult Learners´ Festival hosted by AONTAS the Irish national Adult Learning Organization will open on February 4th 2008 with the celebration of the prestigious STAR Awards ceremony.
Functional basic education of adult Roma
The project "Functional Basic Education of Adult Roma" in Serbia improved social integration of Roma via their inclusion into the system of education and an increase of employability.
UK: Increasingly desperate times as 700,000 adults are lost to learning
According to the latest figures released by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) in the Statistical First Release, 700,000 learners have been lost to publicly-funded adult education in the last year.
Focus on intercultural dialogue
EU Observer has opened a special section on intercultural dialogue.
CFP: Projects on citizenship
The call for proposals on citizenship concerning Action 2 - Active Civil Society in Europe is out. Deadline February 15.
Europe for Citizens-programme 2007-2013
The Citizenship team of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) manages the implementation of the "Europe for Citizens" programme 2007-2013.