Frankfurt Book Fair launches education drive
Literacy campaigns, learning in schools and careers training for the industry are at the heart of the new key focus, "Education for the Future".
7 tests for the Finnish EU Presidency
In presenting the programme for
the Finnish presidency, prime Minister Matti Vanhanen took on one commitment: get
the Union to look
into the future, participate in global change and ideally to lead it and become
2008, European Year of Intercultural Dialogue
October 2005, the Commission proposed that 2008 be declared the European Year
of Intercultural Dialogue.
Free European publications available
The DG EAC offers a wide range of publications free of charge.
AONTAS Congratulates Adult Learners on their Leaving Cert Results
AONTAS, the National Association of Adult Education in Ireland, has
congratulated all adult learners that received their Leaving Cert
Book: Pointers to active citizenship in education policies
This publication looks at the main components of citizenship education in
primary and secondary education in 30 European countries.
Book: Making Knowledge Work
The fundamental issue posed by this book is what kind of partnerships between
government, academic researchers and community groups can best work to achieve a
range of social and economic objectives.
A NIACE policy discussion document
Grundtvig 3 database moved
The Comenius/Grundtvig training database with courses has moved to a new location.
A great European experience
My three months internship at the European Association for the
Education of Adults has just finished. This article now gives me the
opportunity to say 'thank you' to my three colleagues, who gave me the chance
to get such an enriching and formative experience.
Trüpel draft report: More lifelong learning for adults
In adopting a report by Helga Trüpel (Greens/EFA, DE), MEPs in the
committee stressed the importance of creating a European frame of reference for
eight key competences, offering EU citizens a tool to adapt to an evolving
labour market in a knowledge based society.
CFP: EQF testing
Call for proposals DG EAC 22/06 - Award of grants for actions to develop and
test the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), including national and
sectoral qualifications frameworks
Deadline for submission of application : 18 August 2006
Tender on network of experts in social sciences
Call for tenders No EAC/37/06 - European network of experts in the social
sciences of education and training (NESSE)
Deadline: 25 August 2006
Tender on EU level language teaching
Call for tenders EAC/28/06 - Report on the diversity of language teaching
offered in the European Union
Deadline: 25 August 2006
Tender on Non-formal learning inventory
Call for tender (open procedure) EAC 42/06 - European Inventory on validation of non-formal and informal learning; update and further development
Deadline: 4 September 2006
Tender on Adult learning professions in Europe
Call for tender EAC 35/06 - Adult learning professions in Europe
Deadline: 31 August 2006
Building better networks
The EuroWeaving Project was launched in December 2005
with the aim of enabling coordinators and partners to develop effective networks
in the field of education at a time when networks are assuming ever greater
significance within schools and further education.
Toolkit for adding support skills available
Support Skills for European Teachers (ASSET) is a free specially- designed
internet- based tool-kit for teachers working with adults.
EESC prize for organised civil society
identity as an essential cultural element for European integration
New issue of AONTAS magazine, Explore
The summer edition of Explore, the quarterly
magazine from AONTAS - the Irish National Associaton of Adult Education
- is out.
Commissioner Kyprianou launches new consumer education tools
The European Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner Markos
Kyprianou on 29 June launched three consumer education tools at a
workshop in Brussels bringing together decision-makers, media and
consumer associations, as well as representatives from education field.
MEPs allocate €308 billion to new Cohesion Policy (2007-2013)
The European Parliament adopted on 4 July the new Structural
Funds package: €308 billion -35.7% of the total EU budget will be allocated
to Cohesion Policy in the coming years (2007-2013).
OECD on validation of non-formal education
OECD has opened a section on validation of non-formal adult education, with background materials and links.
Book: Re-theorising the recognition of prior learning
The recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an educational response
to the need to widen participation in education and training for economic
advancement and social inclusion.