Slovenia treading lightly on education path
Slovenia is the first of the new EU member states to chair the Union. Theperiod rund from January-June 2008.
Naturally the new member state does not wish to rock the boat.
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Project Management (Lifelong Learning and other EU Programmes)
Brussels, 15th April 2008
Promoting Active Citizenship in Europe
Edinburgh 5-8 June 2008
Grundtvig Award 2008
The Grundtvig Award 2008 is open for submissions. The theme this year is intercultural learning.
PISA for adults
Following its successful PISA programme for testing the educational attainments of 15-year old high-school students, OECD is launching a challenging new project to assess the knowledge and skills of adults.
Sport neglected as tool to promote intercultural dialogue
The lack of involvement of the EU sport sector in the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 is a missed opportunity, argues the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA).
Sweden gets a Muslim study association
The Muslim study organisation, Ibn Rushd has been approved as a study association entitled to state funding in Sweden. After a trial period, Ibn Rushd has joined the Swedish adult education family, which now consists of nine study associations receiving financial support from the state and local authorities.
Call for expressions of interest EACEA/2007 for the establishment of a list of experts to assist the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in the framework of the management of the Community programmes in the fields of education, audiovisual, culture, youth and citizenship.
Report: Valuing and Recognising Informal and Non-Formal Learning
Report from a seminar in February 2008 on valuing and recognising informal and non-formal learning
Funding civil society
Civil society has a key role in democratic public life. In the Western Balkans, social partners (trade unions and employers' federations), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), consumer organisations, women's and youth associations and others are already actively involved in political, social and economic reforms.
Launching the Route of Roma Culture and Heritage
The Council of Europe, the human rights and democracy organisation of Europe with 47 member states, is the patron of a unique cross-border cultural cooperation activity - the Council of Europe Cultural Routes programme.
European Year of Intercultural Dialogue: First Brussels Debate starts with integrating conversations
On 5 March, the first of seven Brussels Debates was held in the Residence Palace in Brussels in the framework of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue. The topic, the "Impact of Migration on Intercultural Dialogue" provoked a lively debate, with interventions from special guests Franco Frattini and Cem Özdemir as well as from keynote speakers Bashy Quarishy and Joris Rijbroek.
Reflections from a volunteer
I was involved with EAEA from mid-August 2007 until the end of the year, so altogether a bit more than 4 months.
Social Reform progress in the EU
Social protection reforms and active inclusion policies have visibly contributed to higher growth and more jobs in Europe over the past year, at least if you ask the European Union.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment for Adults: Improving Foundation Skills
Adults with low skills in language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) are numerous in many OECD countries. They can include early school leavers, older learners who have not used their skills over time, immigrant and refugee learners, or individuals with disabilities.
Brussels Debates to shape future EU strategy for intercultural dialogue
In the framework of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008, the European Commission, in partnership with civil society stakeholders, is hosting a series of seven thematic "Brussels Debates" throughout 2008.
International Year of Languages 2008
The United Nations General Assembly has designated 2008 as the International Year of Languages and entrusted its coordination to UNESCO.
First EU forecast of skill needs is published
Cedefop, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, presents its first forecast of skill needs up to the year 2015.
Consumer and Competition Policies - Both for Welfare and Growth
Speech by Meglena Kuneva European Commissioner for Consumer Protection - at the OECD Global Forum on Competition.