This spring marks a momentum for awareness raising about non-formal adult education and for increasing European funding for this sector. As the negotiations for the financial framework of the EU programmes have started, EAEA calls for more budget and easier access to funding for adult education.
The financing of adult education has a variety of dimensions: from the fragmented nature of the funding to a learner’s and organisation’s perspective to the key challenges at the policy-making level. On 6 December 2017, the FinALE partners organised a workshop in Brussels on the topic of “Adult Education and Learning: Securing recognition and financial sustainability”.
The Lifelong Learning Interest Group, composed of Members of the European Parliament and representatives of civil society, met on 24 January 2018 for the event “Taking stock of Lifelong Learning in Europe – what will a European Education Area bring”, hosted by MEP Sirpa Pietikainen.
EAEA is deeply concerned about the presentation of the results for adult education in the Erasmus+ mid-term evaluation.
This year’s EAEA Grundtvig Award 2018 celebrates cooperations and partnerships. The Award is given to organisations or project consortiums who present the best transnational projects in adult learning.
Romania Home – Diaspora Start Up project aims to boost entrepreneurial activities and encourage self-employment in Romania by offering start-up opportunities for Romanians living abroad.
EAEA statement: European Commission’s initiatives on key competences, common values and digital education
EAEA’s response to the European Commission’s three recently published initiatives appreciates the update of the key competences framework, but criticises the narrow and formal understanding of education of the initiatives on digital education and common values.
In modern European societies, where there is an ever increasing need for digital competence among citizens, 44% of Europeans still lack basic digital skills. The Digital Competences Development System (DCDS) project aims to provide a solution to this challenging reality.
Prison inmates often have lower levels of basic skills compared to the general population. To address the issue, the SkillHubs project wants to develop empowering and tailored-made learning opportunities for the up-skilling and re-skilling inmates.
Erasmus+ is a key funding tool for adult education projects, which has contributed enormously to innovation and European cooperation in the field. In a statement in September 2017, EAEA urged policy-makers at the European and national level to ‘Put the plus into Erasmus+’ by giving further support for adult education within the Erasmus+ programme. But what exactly are the main ingredients of a successful Erasmus+ project application?