Conveying the spirit of Europe
Interview with European representative Doris Pack, Member of European Parliament.
By Ulrika Engler, ĖNFOnet
The art of networking and the teutonic knights
Euroweaving is a Grundtvig Accompanying Measures project which aims at developing practice-oriented guidance and training materials for Grundtvig and Comenius network actors on how to design, plan and manage successful European networks in education.
Romania: Who dares to hope?
A large part of the Romanian population doubted that their country would finally be accepted into the European Union until the very last minute.
Dramatic cuts in public spending on Non-formal adult education in the Netherlands
The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport has announced it will strongly reduce the national budget for professional development of volunteer organisations.
Finland steps up the recognition of previous learning
Better learning guidance and a clear-cut system for recognising previous education would promote broader participation by adults in education in Finland. In Finland, the country which proudly occupies the top places in Europe´s adult education statistics, participation in training is excessively skewed towards those who are already well educated.
Germany wants to promote further education more strongly
As Germany ranks low in Europe for continuing education, the German government wants to give additional financial incentives for participation.
The Handbook on Integration for Policy Makers and Practitioners (1st edition) has been translated into another 15 languages.
BRUSSELS - The courage of the constitution-makers in the EU Convention and at the Rome Summit offered Europe the opportunity to seriously consider - for the first time - the introduction of participatory democratic instruments beyond the nation-state. With the proposed citizens´ initiative for one million Europeans, the draft constitution tried to concretize the principle of the equal status of indirect and direct instruments within a modern representative democracy.
The practical approach to reaching Lisbon 2010
Climate change, energy security, cutting red tape, demographic changes and increasing research spending all featured in Tuesday´s concluding session of the 3rd Joint Parliamentary Meeting on the Lisbon Strategy.
Educational discrimination in the EU
"Education and training of girls and women is a human right and an essential element for the full enjoyment of all other social, economic, cultural and political rights", says the Parliament in an own-initiative report drafted by Vera Flasarová (GUE/NGL, CZ).
Multilingualism high on the agenda
Since 1 January 2007, Romanian Multilingualism Commissioner Leonard Orban has been giving substance to the Commission's proposals for a new framework strategy to promote language diversity throughout the EU.
Latest on LLP (Lifelong Learning Programme)
Gender-experts call for EU action
As the Commission heralds the European Year of Equal Opportunities, a European Movement conference on 'Men and gender equality in Europe' pushed for a more significant involvement of men in gender-equality issues.
The Rise of Knowledge Regions
This study, by Sybille Reichert of the European University Association, examines the role of universities in the emergence of "knowledge regions" and their relationship with the business sector.
Non-vocational adult education in Europe. Executive summary of national information
This working document describes the position of non-vocational adult education in 30 European countries.