Succesful celebrations of the Grundtvig Programme
Some 250 people from all over Europe and beyond gathered in Copenhagen to celebrate a decade of the Grundtvig Programme. EU Commisisoner Vassiliou spoke at the event, giving lifelong learning her strong support.
Feel like a migrant - a new approach in teaching
Issues of lifelong learning are not limited to the adult learner´s
perspective. Teachers, trainers and other educational staff working very
close to migrants in their everyday working life are often not provided
with multicultural competences or a teaching concept that takes into
account the special needs of migrants.
European Year of Volunteering 2011, develop your ideas into project proposals now!
If you have an idea for a project that supports active citizenship in Europe during the 2011 European Year of Volunteering, now is the time to act.
Competition on language stories
In order to promote language learning, the European Commission is
collecting attractive language experiences. The idea is to invite the
people of Europe to share positive anecdotes showing the benefits of
knowing languages. The authors of the best stories will be invited to
Brussels in 2011.
Call for applications: study visits for specialists and decision-makers in education and training
Are you a specialist or decision-maker in education or vocational training and would like to explore themes of common interest with your counterparts in other European countries or better understand specific aspects of another education and training system?
EU Ombudsman: New strategy for greater involvement of citizens and civil society
The European Ombudsman, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros,
has adopted a strategy designed to raise the quality of the EU
administration and to ensure that EU citizens enjoy their rights fully.
ESREA launches new academic journal, European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults (RELA).
The European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of
Adults (RELA) is a refereed academic journal creating a forum for the
publication of critical research on adult education and learning.
Publications on European Studies in Lifelong Learning and Adult Learning Research
ESREA, the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults, is regularly publishing research results, reports and studies
Denmark: Breaking social patterns with non-formal adult education
Motivating early school leavers for learning is one of the main
challenges for adult education. A recent study shows that Danish
non-formal adult education has created learning environments that is
able of breaking social patterns - thanks to special pedagogic
IRELAND: Star Awards 2011
AONTAS - The National Adult Learning Organisation is now accepting
nominations for the STAR Awards 2011 as part of the fifth annual Adult
ICAE participates in FISC Buenos Aires
The International Civil Society Forum (FISC, for its acronym in Spanish) as a space for meeting, articulation and strengthening of organizations, networks and movements that fight for the right to education was born within the framework of the preparatory process towards CONFINTEA VI, with the aim of preparing civil society's participation in the official conference. It was held for the first time in Belem, Brazil, in November 2009.
The EU Commission seeks your views on future education and youth programmes
The European Commission has started a public consultation on EU funding programmes in education, training and youth. Contribute with your opinion or experiences with the current Lifelong Learning Programme, Youth in Action and Erasmus Mundus and take part in the discussion about their future shape from 2014.
European Youth Forum responds to Youth on the Move
The European Youth Forum welcomes the initiative of "Youth on the Move". In times of crisis, it is especially important to tackle the current situation of youth unemployment.
EUCIS LLL Newsletter September is out
The latest EUCIS LLL newsletter has just been published.
Youth on the move gets off the ground
Five million young Europeans are looking for a job. Many of them will miss opportunities because they lack the right qualifications or experience. Today, the European Commission launches Youth on the Move, a new flagship initiative aimed at helping these young people to gain the knowledge, skills and experience they need to make their first job a reality. Part of the EU´s new Europe 2020 strategy, Youth on the Move proposes 28 key actions aimed at making education and training more relevant to young people's needs and encouraging more of them to take advantage of EU grants to study or train in another country. This will increase young people's employability and access to the labour market.
Stakeholders' Forum coming up
EUCIS-LLL and the European Youth Forum co-organise the third Stakeholders´ Forum with DG EAC in Brussels on 28-29 October 2010.
Study: learning makes you happy
A European study has compared the learning atmosphere in various countries. The investigation looked att all learning-related activities, including adult education.
The result: the frontrunners were the countries which continually perform well in educational matters: Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland.
International Literacy Day 2010
The International Literacy Day 2010 highlights under the theme "The Power of Women´s Literacy" the critical role that literacy plays in empowering women, who make up 64% of the 796 million illiterate adults.
The Story behind the Week
Have you ever been to an Adult Learners' Week? The concept, developed in England, became popular following the CONFINTEA V conference in Hamburg in 1997.
OECD report confirms high returns on investment in education
OECD has lauched its "Education and a glance 2010"-report, highlighting the need for investment in education, and the importance of high quality education for the development of a country.