Information service for adult education in Europe
Spreading information about adult education from the countries of Europe and EU institutions is the aim and objective of the new English service "European InfoNet Adult Education", which has been developed as part of an EU project and is now available for all those interested.
Ireland: Adult Learning Organisation supports Intercultural Education Strategy
Speaking about Intercultural Awareness Week which has been running from April 7th to 14th, today AONTAS Director Berni Brady supported calls from anti-racism groups for a comprehensive national intercultural education strategy, which would accommodate diversity at all levels within the Irish education system.
Public Hearing on Multilingualism
Brussels, 15 April 2008
International Conference on Education in Prison
The first regional preparatory meeting for the International Conference on Education in Prison (Brussels, 20-24 October 2008) was held in Brasilia, organised by the UNESCO office in Brasilia, the Brazilian Ministries of Education and Justice and the Organizacion de los Estados Iberoamericanos, in close cooperation with the EUROsociAL project, a Latin American/European network on prison education funded by the European Union.
Confintea VI date fixed!
The date for the CONFINTEA International Conference in Brazil has now been fixed for 19-22 May 2009. The proposed motto of the conference is "Living and Learning for a Viable Future: the Power of Adult Learning".
Cultural exchange debated
Culture was praised for being an excellent vehicle of exchange and expression of identity during the second "Brussels Debate" held as part of the 2008 European Year of Intercultural Dialogue.
Commission proposes 2009 to become European Year of Creativity and Innovation
Europe needs to boost its capacity for creativity and innovation for both social and economic reasons. That is why the Commission has today adopted a proposal to declare 2009 the European Year of Creativity and Innovation. The decision will be taken later this year by the Council and the European Parliament.
Debate Europe - giving citizens a voice
The European Commission wants to increase citizens' involvement in the EU decision-making process. In a Communication entitled 'Debate Europe - building on the experience of Plan D for Democracy, Dialogue and Debate', it puts forward a set of future actions to foster a general and permanent debate on the future of the European Union among people from all walks of life, at both national and EU level.
Easier Credit transfer in vocational training
The Commission will present plans for a European credit system in vocational education and training (ECVET). The aim is to give citizens better access to lifelong learning across Europe.
The European Qualifications Framework signed
The Recommendation to implement a 'European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning' (EQF) will be signed by the President of the EP and the President of the Council. This means that, from this date onwards, the Member States will begin implementation of the EQF and adapt their legislation and practice to it.
Mobility in vocational education and training
The European Commission plans for a Europe-wide credit system in vocational education and training called ECVET would make it easier for citizens to get formal recognition of knowledge, skills and competences they have gained in another country.
EUCIS LLL Assembly 2008
EUCIS-LLL members met for their fourth General Assembly on 5 March 2008 in Brussels. In the morning session, members adopted the activity, financial and moral reports as well as their action plan for 2008-2010.
Ensuring the Right to Education to Stop Segregation
From the speech of Anna Nilsson, Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe. Europe in Action 2008: Education for All!
Civil Society at the Heart of the EU's Enlargement Agenda
Speech by Olli Rehn EU Commissioner for Enlargement
Conference on Civil Society Development in Southeast Europe Building Europe Together
Brussels, 17 April 2008
CEDEFOP to focus more on Adult Education
Interview with Aviana Bulgarelli, Director of CEDEFP (European Centre for the development of vocational training)
CEDEFOP is the oldest European agency. Can you describe the effects your work has on development in Europe?
ICAE Virtual Seminar in Preparation for CONFINTEA VI
Welcome to the ICAE Virtual Seminar that will be held from April 21 to May 9 as part of the preparatory process towards CONFINTEA VI.
Book: Continuing education in Europe
In the year 2000 the German Institute for Adult Education began a series of country portraits on continuing education, which have appeared as the "red series" from Bertelsmann-Verlag.
Learning in, for and through the workplace - pre-conditions, startegies/methods and results
Teacher training in Hungary
In 2007, by implementing the Operative Programme for the development of Manpower Resources in Hungary, the country-wide further-training for teachers programme has become a reality for teachers working in adult education. The lecturers in further training were eminent experts in adult education. At the beginning of 2008, a book based on these lectures, "Teachers´ Further-Training Conferences, 2007" was published.
Guidance councelling in the Nordic countries
Like many other words, the concept of guidance/counselling has acquired new meanings over time. On an international scale, career counselling was the first form of guidance and was first introduced in Germany and the US in the early 1900s by labour market organisations. Denmark was first among the Nordic countries to organise guidance and counselling services. Over time, new actors and contexts have made guidance available to new target groups. An important recent development is that guidance has entered the workplace.
First IRAACE Event of 2008 Deemed a Great Success
The Irish Research Association for Adult and Community Education (IRAACE), of which AONTAS is a key member, held its first event of 2008 in the Royal Dublin Hotel, O´Connell Street, Dublin 1 on April 4th. The half day morning event, which was well attended, offered delegates the opportunity to network with other researchers, to discuss current projects and to showcase their latest research.
der Agentur für Erwachsenen und Weiterbildung
Innovation and Creativity - crucial elements for the future of education and training
The conference entitled 'Promoting Innovation and Creativity - Schools'
Response to the Challenges of Future Societies' concluded at Brdo
European Institutions and Civil Society in Brussels participate in an event marking International Roma Day
On April 8th, about hundred participants representing EU institutions and European civil society attended a conference in the European Parliament dedicated to the International Roma Day.
Intercultural Dialogue the Focus of a Working Lunch
The last topic discussed at today´s informal meeting of EU foreign ministers held at the congress centre in Brdo, Slovenia, was intercultural dialogue.