Read up on the Lisbon strategy
You often hear the catch-phrase Lisbon Strategy in discussions regariding the European Union and its education policies. But what is it exactly about?
EAEA French opened
EAEA has launched its French version of its web services.
Barroso withdraws new commission suggestion
José Manuel BARROSO
President-Designate of the European Commission
Speech to the European Parliament
European Parliament Plenary Session
Strasbourg, 27 October 2004
England: New resources to aid citizenship
The National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) and the Language and Literacy Unit (LLU+) at London South Bank University have taken a crucial step towards achieving the Government´s aim of making the process of becoming a British Citizen a more meaningful event. NIACE and LLU+ are managing a pilot scheme which will allow a number of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course providers to trial a recently completed pack of ESOL Citizenship learning materials.
CFP: Active Citizenship proposals welcome
"Promotion of active European Citizenship Support to Non-Governmental Organisations and Associations and Federations of European Interest" (EAC / 68/04) is now available in the EU Offical Journal.
Looking up Socrates
In these days of submitting project proposals it is wise to check what was done in the past. Do you know that former Socrates funded projejcts are available online?
Expanding Grundtvig 4 network on Basic Skills
The Forward (Forum for Reading and Writing Difficulties among Adults)project is expanding and looking for new partners.
EAEA Board nominees published
The General Assembly of EAEA is approaching, and now the candidate list for the new board has been published.
Norway: 750.000 PARTICIPANTS IN ADULT LEARNING MAY LOSE ACCESS TO DECENTRALISED LEARNING
Kjell Magns Bondevik's government has cut the state grants for the adult learning associations by 60 million NKr.over the last four years, this equals 30% of the level of grants of the year 2000.
Norway: ADULT LEARNERS' WEEK STARTING IN OSLO ON OCTOBER 11TH
During week 42, from October11th to 15th 2004, the whole field of adult learning in Norway is engaging in a big information and motivation campaign.
Polish and Danish guests at the Adult Learning Week, Hungary
One of the many activities during the last day of the adults learners week in Hungary was the International Conference about the Status of the Adult Education in Central and East Europe "Membership in the European Union- National Possibilities", organized by the Hungarian Folk High School society and the Budapest link office of the EAEA.
Competencies needed for social dialogue
The Hungarian Folk High School Society and the EAEA link office were the hosts of the meeting of the organizations involved in the B3-4003 project (Information, consultation et participation des représentatives employeurs et salariers) in Budapest in September.
Editorial October: Basics and Basic Skills
EAEA is preparing for the report to be given at our General Assembly in November. The topic we have chosen is Basic Skills with the emphasis on the fact that all adults should be enabled to develop and maintain key competencies throughout their lifetime.
Hungarian book on Adult Learning in the European Union
This volume is the continuation of the European Handbook on Lifelong Learning published in 2001, which covered the most significant documents on education and training development from the mid-90s to the turn of the millennium.
FR: They are 100.000
For the 70 Popular and Free time Universities (UP ou UTL), September is the month to check training proposals. There are now more than 100 000 adults every year in France who make concrete the concept of Lifelong Learning.
Online Access to Journals
If you have reasonably inexpensive access to the internet, you may be interested to know that one of the largest journal publishers, Sage, is making all their journals available free online until the end of October.
Research indicates need for AE teacher training
Research undertaken amongst adult education teachers from eight countries taking part in the Grundtvig project Adding Support Skills for European Teachers (ASSET) shows that there is a need for more formalised teacher training opportunities to be developed for teachers of adults in Europe.
Vocational Training challenges
The way forward for Vocational Education and Training (VET) was commented by Nikolaus van der Pas, Director General for Education and Culture, European Commission, at a conference in Dublin earlier this year.
Spain: A new act for Professional Training
Recently the law of professional training and qualifications has been passed by which Spain disposes of a powerful tool to manage a system of Professional Training.
Review on Hungarian adult education in co-operation with OECD
A group of experts issued an overview on the adult education of Hungary followed a visit of a working group of the OECD in the country.
Virtual Gender Training
The development of a virtual Gender Training is one of the activities undertaken by the Grundtvig-4 network OASIS. To connect these activities with the content of the project the „Gendercheck"- an E-learning programme for gender equality in educational and training institutions was created. The idea: The best way to train gender aspects is the method learning by doing.
Hearing of Mrs. Viviane Reding
Commissioner designate for Information Society and Media
Brussels, 29 september 2004
I do not see myself as an administrator of the acquis, but rather as a politician who wants to move forward, with the support of the technical expertise of a strong, highly qualified team. A politician who wants Europe to move forward, to take risks, to win.
82 universities launch Erasmus Mundus
From this academic year onwards, the EU will award grants to the best students and professors from all over the world to come and study in the EU.
Education at a glance 2004
The focus of this year edition of Education at a Glance is on the quality of learning outcomes, the policy levers and contextual factors that shape these outcomes, and the broader private and social returns that accrue to investments in education.