Education For All Action Plan
A draft of the Global Action Plan to achieve Education for All (EFA) is to be presented to UNESCO´s Member States at the 174th session of UNESCO´s Executive Board, which begins on 28 March.
I.M.PACT (Introducing methodology in Education for Democratic Citizenship Initiatives of the Stability Pact) Project is a new initiative for South-East Europe aiming at developing management capacities for EDC projects by introducing and disseminating a comprehensive methodology for participatory project planning and self-evaluation.
Join the European eStrategies initiative
The European Study on ePortfolio and Europass readiness is gaining momentum. Organisations in a range of sectors have already subscribed to the study, including regional and local authorities, universities, accrediting bodies and professional associations.
Politeia (Network for Citizenship and Democracy in Europe)
Newsletter 41 - March 2006
European Council conclusions
Brussels European Council 23/24 March 2006 - Presidency conclusions
Call for action on poverty and social exclusion
: Social NGOs call for annual social report and action on poverty and social exclusion
In a resolution adopted by the Social Platform this month and sent to EU leaders on the eve of the annual Spring Summit, social NGOs call for greater social leadership
So, what does an European association do outside of Europe?
Online discussion on Plan D
The European Commission will launch on Monday 27 March an internet discussion forum on the future of Europe, in 20 languages.
Issue 2 of AONTAS Magazine Out Now
AONTAS, the Irish National Association of Adult Education, has just published the second issue of its new magazine, Explore
Meeting of the Association for the Development of AE in Africa
Some 375 participants, including African ministers, academicians and experts, representatives of government and non-government organizations, and donor agencies, are expected to attend the Biennial Meeting of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), to be held 27-31 March, 2006, in Libreville, Gabon.
EAEA News in print
The first issue in 2006 of EAEA News has just been published.
Education 2010 initiatives
The Commission has published a report on the policy initiatives done towards the Education 2010 goals.
TAO is now EACEA
As you have undoubtedly noticed, the Technical Assistance Office (TAO BAT) is no longer contratcted to provide services. As of January 1 2006, this is now handled by EACEA.
Editorial: 2006 GR Aw - Fighintg Poverty Through Learning
2006 began with a warning. The Board members had already left the EAEA's first Board meeting of the year (2-4 February) and could not witness the Islamic demonstrations in Brussels against the cartoons published about Mohammed.
Parliament recommendation on Quality assurance in HE
Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 February 2006 on further European cooperation in quality assurance in higher education
Commission Decision of 27 February 2006 setting up a High Level Expert Group on Digital Libraries
Teacher tricks: how to teach the unmotivated
Everybody knows it. The groups where learning doesn't happen. The hard cases in the back of the class. The students forced aganist their will to be present.
OECD: Education and Europe
In a study released by the Lisbon Council, OECD education expert Andreas Schleicher shows that educational progress in Europe is lagging behind, in terms of the quality and quantity of its graduates, in openness of its education systems to students from all social backgrounds and in the availability of continuing education and training to those who need it most.
Book: Personalising Education
There is a growing awareness that one-size-fits-all approaches to school knowledge and organisation are ill-adapted both to individuals´ needs and to the knowledge society at large. To move beyond uniform, mass provision can be described as "personalisation" of education and of public services more widely.
Lisbon strategy - summary report
The Spring Summit of last year invited the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to set up, with Member States' economic and social councils and other partner organisations, an interactive network of civil society organisations aimed at promoting the implementation of the Lisbon Strategy.
New EU policy service available
A new political and policy-related pay service is now available. It's called European Agenda.
CFP: Dissemination funding available
Call for proposals DG EAC/12/06 - Awarding of grants for dissemination and exploitation activities (conferences, seminars) for the exploitation of results from Socrates projects
Deadline: 28 April 2006
Lifelong learning in German
A new, complete dossier on Lifelong Learning is now available online in German.
Look at Asset now
Are you aware of the Asset project? It originated at a GR3-training seminar arranged by EAEA some years ago.
Validation project report
The Refine project, Recognising, formal, informal and non-formal adult education has just published their final report.
Promoting Gender Equality in European Active Citizenship
The European Movement International (EMI)
is pleased to announce the launch of a website devoted to its Europe-wide project, "Pariteia - Promoting Gender Equality in European Active Citizenship"
, which aims to establish a European citizenship based on the active participation of women and men in all of the social, political and professional activities and which also aims to create the conditions for positive changes within personal and collective culture.
Fighting Poverty through Learning
GRUNDTVIG AWARD 2006
In spite of the efforts of social and economic development, poverty is persistent and difficult to eradiate. In solidarity with our fellow citizens, the EAEA invites submissions for the 4th Grundtvig Award 2006, projects with the primary aim of reducing poverty.
Convergence on Millennium Development Goals
NIACE (National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) is pleased to announce that the latest issue of its popular international journal Convergence is now available. This is a special issue, dedicated to analysing the influence of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as they relate to adult and continuing education, with articles on the goals' importance to literacy, gender and racial equality, health and lifelong learning.
E-learning policy brief
According to OECD, E-learning is becoming increasingly prominent in tertiary education, with universities increasing provision and more students signing up.
Thirty years of European cooperation in education
EU integration goes beyond the economy, agriculture and the single currency. Thirty years ago education and training entered the European stage, paving the way for well-known programmes such as Erasmus or later Socrates and Leonardo da Vinci. The Council of Education Ministers meeting today will mark thirty years of work at Community level.
M-learning, hype or reality?
The widespread use of mobile phones enables a long awaited dream: Learning at any place, at any time.
International Women's day
As most of you know, March 8 marks the International Women's Day.