National Institute of Adult Continuing Education NIACE (England and Wales
NIACE´s strategic plan commits us to supporting an increase in the numbers of adults engaged in formal and informal learning in England and Wales, in Europe and across the world.
At the same time we are committed to widening access to learning opportunities to those who do not traditionally take part in education and training. We have a remit to support international efforts to advocate and develop more and better adult learning. We are also committed to sharing and learning from experience, across European and international boundaries. We have a strong track record, therefore, in widening participation, in researching and disseminating good practice with different groups of learners and in promoting the value to our society of increased participation in learning.
Our work crosses the sectoral boundaries of post-compulsory education and training and operates in all fields of education and training, including local government organised provision; the Further Education (FE) college sector; higher education (HE) in universities; employment-led learning involving both employers and trades unions; learning in the voluntary sector and through the media. We have specialist expertise in the following areas: adults with basic skills needs, family learning, information and communication technologies and digital learning, unemployed learners, women, black and ethnic minority learners, learners with disabilities or learning difficulties, older learners and young adults.
NIACE advances the case for lifelong learning in public policy through generating evidence and debate. We work with politicians of all parties, journalists and opinion formers to secure an informed analysis of how adult learning can best contribute to economic prosperity, social inclusion and cohesion. We build alliances and partnerships to achieve our objectives.
NIACE will nominate a specialised trainer during the course of the project. NIACE has a large pool of trainers so that the best selection can be made once the criteria have been fixed by the Steering Committee. NIACE will assume the following activities within the project:
Participate in meetings, report the progress of activities, report to evaluation and monitoring, communicate and will observe the rules of financial reporting,
Identify experts, participate in the workshop, contribute to the discussions,
Consultation and testing process at national level
Contribute to the appeal with policy recommendations,
Participate in the European conference and contribute to the discussions,