Call for Papers - The Adult Learner
The Journal of Adult and Community Education in Ireland 2007
The Adult Learner is the journal of adult and community education in Ireland founded in the mid 1980s. It aims primarily to serve the needs of the adult education community in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland by providing a forum for critical reflection on the practices of teaching and learning.
IRELAND: Government Must Prioritise Measures to Encourage Workers' Participation in Education
AONTAS, the National Association of Adult Education in Ireland, has said a new EU report further proves that the Government must prioritise the introduction of paid educational leave, and the development of a funding model for supporting workers in education and training.
Europe web sites go .eu
The European institutions´ sites will start operating under the ".eu" top level domain on 9 May 2006, Europe Day. It means that they can now use this domain to project their own web identity, as EU citizens have been able to do since 7 April 2006. The institutions´ internet addresses will change to the ". eu" suffix as of 9 May 2006.
Decent preparation, guidance during and reintegration after training stays abroad are the subject of a recommendation on the European Quality Charter for Mobility adopted by the Education and Culture Council.
The Future of ICT
The final version of the Report on a DG JRC-DG EAC workshop on the future of ICT and Learning in the Knowledge Society is now available for download from the IPTS (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies) publications webpage.
Europe loosing sight of Lisbon?
While noting positive trends in certain areas, the overall progress of Europe´s education and training systems towards the goals set in the Lisbon strategy is insufficient.
Adult Skills essential
UK: 80% of the workforce needed for the UK economy in 2015 are already in today´s workforce. Future demography shows that there will only be enough young people to fill just one in three of the new and replacement jobs over the next ten years. A conference - to be held during Adult Learners´ Week by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education - will stress the centrality of adult skills in meeting the challenges of the UK and global economy.
Adult Education Newsletter available
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Building European civil society through community development
The Budapest Declaration
One hundred and thirty community workers, researchers, donors and policy-makers, and representatives from government, civil society organisations and community groups, from 33 countries across the European Union and beyond, met March 25-28 2004 at an international conference, to prepare for the accession of ten new countries to the EU.
Time for Adult Learners' Week in UK
The annual nation-wide Adult Learners' Week is about to kick off in the UK. Adult learners and educators celebrate Adult Learners' Week in the UK from May 20 - 26, 2006.
Leonardo da Vinci ambassadors: improving the quality of European vocational training
Brussels, 10 May 2006
At a ceremony held on 10 May in Graz, Austria, the European Commission and the Austrian Presidency of the EU jointly honoured the first ever "Leonardo da Vinci Ambassadors".
The Green Paper on the European Transparency Initiative (ETI) was launched by the Commission on 3 May. The Green Paper brings together three aspects of the ETI in one document covering transparency in lobbying activities, feedback on the application of the minimum standards for consultation and the disclosure of beneficiaries of EU funds.
ICAE has moved.
Special EAEA newsletter in print
A special edition of the printed EAEA news is out. Almost the whole issue is dedicated to the first findings of the tender: Trends and issues of Adult Learning in Europe
Europe and poverty
Poverty affects 72 million European citizens, i.e. 16% of the population. Although Europe has been concerned by this question for many years, it has only a few levers for action available to it due to the principle of subsidiarity which applies.
EU-Kommissar Figel´ auf dem XII. Deutschen Volkshochschultag
„Weiterbildung ist eine intelligente Investition in die Zukunft"
Beim XII Deutschen Volkshochschultag in Berlin nannte Ján Figel´, der Kommissar für Allgemeine und Berufliche Bildung, Kultur und Mehrsprachigkeit der Europäischen Kommission, vor 1500 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern aus 63 Ländern, darunter auch Bundespräsident Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler und Bundesbildungsminist erin Dr. Annette Schavan, wichtige Eckpunkte für die Zukunft des Lebenslangen Lernens und der Erwachsenenbildung in Europa.
Thousands came to Berlin
In what must be the largest non-formal adult education event in Europe, some 1500 participants met up for the 12th German Adult Education Conference in Berlin on May 4-5.
French web openning
The decision has been taken by EAEA member AUPF to create a website for the French open universities. It will be opened to all and very interactive.
AONTAS Response to Quarterly National Household Survey on Educational Attainment
AONTAS, the Irish National Association of Adult Education, has said the figures released today by the CSO show the Government needs to do more to support adults to participate in third level education.
The Commission, as ever trying to identify the roots of the current constitutional crisis, has come up with yet another approach, a Citizens' agenda for Europe" identyfying "de livery failures" as the main cause of EU's "legitimacy crisis".
ODL and Lisbon
A new Policy Paper of the European ODL Liaison Committee "Learning Innovation for the Adapted Lisbon Agenda" has just been published.
Open Week for Online Learners
The New Curiosity Shop, an innovative online college based in Scotland, breaks new ground by hosting a virtual Open Week for online learners as part of Adult Learners´ Week and Silver Surfer Week (20th - 26th May 2006).
Grundtvig Award 2005 publication
EAEA has recently published the Grundtvig Award 2005 publication.
Charter on Active Citizenship
A European Charter of Actice Citizenship is on its way.
Seminar on CSR
The 30 June and 1 July 2006 ACN and the Foundation for Active Citizenship promote the 6th INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY.
Presentation of "Café d´Europe" - an initiative launched by the Institute of the Regions of Europe under the patronage of the Austrian Presidency.
Education ministers video
The Austrian EU presidency offers a rich multimedia content on its web pages.