SOCIUS in English
One of our Belgian members have recently added information in English about their activities
Lifelong learning project
Have a look at a project supporting the lifelong learning week movement in Europe
High-level Group on the Lisbon Strategy appointed
President Prodi and Mr Wim Kok announce the establishment of the High-level Group on the mid-term review of the Lisbon strategy in 2005. The decision to set up this Group was taken by the European Council last March. Its remit is to make proposals to the Commission to give renewed stimulus to the Lisbon strategy and to improve actual delivery.
A formation for all
Online formation has not to be seen as a mean only for privileged people. It has rather to perceive it as a powerful tool of education that is accessible to all. To precise it, this tool allows people to learn with little aid or without other´s assistance thanks to its graphic interfaces and loudspeakers.
EU is about mobility
Learning, training and working in other countries make a major contribution to cross-cultural understanding.
Report on Lifelong learning
Cedefop has published a report on Lifelong learning, as a result of a conference.
Irish Education and youth presidency programme
This is the document outlining the work Ireland will do during its presidency of EU in Jan-June 2004
Big challenges for Lifelong Learning in Europe
A European report shows that 35 countries are not well positioned for successful lifelong learning.
The first European report on 15 quality indicators of lifelong learning examines the quality of lifelong learning in 35 European countries in four central areas: skills, competencies and attitudes, access and participation, resources for lifelong learning and strategies and systems.
Philanthropy by Internet
There are a multitude of unexplored possibilities to put online formation into service of the community and charity works.
Call for tenders on Evaluation of EU International Cooperation
Interim evaluation of the cooperation programmes in higher education and training between the European Union and the USA and between the European Union and Canada
EAEA Printed News April
As of April 2004 Europe has one more regular source of information in the field of Adult Learning. EAEA (The European Association for the Education of Adults) has decided to relaunch its printed newsletter, after a break of almost ten years.
Slovenian resolution on AE Plan
In April, the Government of Slovenia has accepted the proposal of the Resolution on the Adult Education Master Plan (AEMP - National Programme on Adult Education).
Project call on people with disabilities
In order to promote the rights, inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life, it is essential to mainstream a disability perspective in all relevant policy areas and at all stages of policy making.
The EP election and EAEA
The General Assembly of EAEA approved in 2003 a plan to develop co-operation with the MP-s of the European Parliament (EP). The year 2004 is unique as the 10 acceding countries will take part in the European Parliamentary election for the first time. The EAEA has never practised joining in the activities of the election at the European level and it is the right time to start and gain benefits on the long run.
Equipping Europe for CSR and Sustainable Development
This paper is based on the debate and materials presented at theEuropean Day Conference for business, government and other stakeholder representatives on optimising skills and competence towards Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development, held at Suez Tractebel, 30 Rue Royale, 1000 Brussels on 11 December 2003.
Key Issues in Strategies for HIV/AIDS Prevention
International Workshop on Learning and Empowerment
1-5 March 2004, Chiangmai, Thailand
Preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS is a matter of knowledge and informed action. About 50 participants from 15 countries in Africa, Asia and Central and Eastern Europe - regions suffering dramatically under the pandemic - met for a seminar organized by UIE in co-operation with the AIDS Education Program of the University of Chiangmai, the Asian South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education and UNESCO Bangkok to discuss learning strategies for HIV/AIDS prevention aimed at empowering people affected by the disease.
International Survey on the Validation of Experiential Learning
In 2004, UIE will launch an international survey on the validation of experiential learning.
Global Monitoring Report on Education for All ed. board meets
"Quality of Education" will be the over-all theme of the next issue of the Global Monitoring Report on EFA, which reports annually about progress made in im-plementing the "Dakar Framework for Action" (adopted by the World Education Forum in 2000) and its six specific goals to be reached by 2015.
Learning's not a crime
Education and Training for Offenders and ex-offenders in the community - A NIACE policy discussion paper
Volunteer work in EAEA
The EAEA offers cooperation opportunities for volunteers in the main office in Brussels and in the link office in Budapest and Helsinki. Professionals of adult education / non-formal education organizations and institutions are invited to pass some time in a work placement in the EAEA and have possibilities to visit European institutions, to attend European conferences and meetings, to establish and to consolidate contacts with the European Commission, with European institutions or other European associations.
Work as a trainee in EAEA
The EAEA offers you the opportunity to work as a trainee.
In 2003 there were more than 40 transnational, national or local Adult or Lifelong Learning Festivals known to have taken place around the world.
Book on Adult Education and flexible learning
The Swedish Council of Adult Education has published a new and updated edition of its popular "folkbildning. net"- anthology. The book is available free of charge.
Common European principles for validation of non-formal and informal learning
This note presents a set of common European principles for validation of non-formal and informal learning. It is a final draft proposal dated Feb 19, 2004
20 European organizations have pooled their skills and experiences together in order to create Ellproft, an European Adult Education Centre. Ellproft organizes 10 seminars for adult education and social action professionals in Europe.
Each seminar includes new knowledge, understanding and skills with presentations and case studies of best practice from different locations, settings and countries. Most of these professional development seminars also propose training workshops.
The sharing of their experience will be an important element of each seminar.
Six European Associations - CSR, EAEA, EfVET, EVTA, EURO-WEA, and SOLIDAR have established a new Platform in Education, kindly supported by the European Commission: EUCIS - European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning
Portal on Information Society launched
A new thematic web portal has just been launched by the European commission: it aims to provide a user-friendly presentation of the Information Society, grouped under 7 broad themes.
Commissioner Reding asks for tripled budget
As noted here in EAEA news the European Commission are in the process of developing new& nbsp;programmes for education and lifelong learning as well as citizenship for the programme period 2007-2013.
Turkey - our close neighbourhood
The IIZ/DVV and the Turkish Ministry of Education organised a seminar entitled Adult Education in Turkey and in Europe - Integration Through Lifelong Learning in Istanbul on 25-28 February 2004 for 30 participants such as teachers and directors of Adult Education Centres in Turkey. The key lectures gave an insight into the situation of adult education in Turkey and into the growing co-operation between Turkey and different EU countries, among others Germany.
European lifelong learning centre
Vocational training associations are aiming to set up a European lifelong learning centre of the future. Work on creating a European lifelong learning system is still ongoing.
Social NGOs wants more transparency and accountability
Tired of words and promises not kept, European social NGOs call for more accountability in the implementation of the Lisbon process, following last week's Spring Summit which reaffirmed the commitment to the ambitious Lisbon agenda to make Europe the most competitive and inclusive economy by 2010.
So far more than 100 proposals from over 50 cities have already been submitted for the VIII International Congress International Congress of Educating Cities.
OECD Education Ministerial 2004
Education ministers from OECD countries met in Dublin on 18-19 March 2004 to debate ways in which they could improve the quality and equity of their education systems. Rapid economic and social change makes this vital to the maintenance of a flourishing economy and society and, at the same time, more difficult than ever to achieve.
Editorial: Education and skills at the centre of a fair and inclusive globalisation
I am pleased that this newsletter is released, which makes the EAEA's information and communication strategy a living practice. In the information deluge, it should provide a comprehensive set of relevant information from the point of view of our network. Presenting the editorial gives a distinct opportunity each time to highlight one or more topical issues.
Adult Education and Development
Issue 60 of the journal Adult Education and Development is available on the net.
Discussion in the Council of the European Union on the "Europass"