Outreach and Access

EAEA’s theme for 2020 is outreach and access.

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Manifesto for Adult Learning

EAEA manifesto outlines the challenges where adult education can play a key role.

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European elections 2019

The European elections are an opportunity to create a Learning Europe. Read the replies from MEP candidates.

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16.01.2020 advocacy

The added value of non-formal adult learning: large differences in taxation of adult education in Europe

Over the past few years, there have been several initiatives by national and regional governments in EU countries to change the taxation of adult education. The exemption of non-formal adult education from the value-added tax is particularly controversial – as it is often argued by politicians that non-formal adult education is ‘leisure-time entertainment’ and is therefore not an activity in the public interest.

13.01.2020 advocacy

After the EU elections: what will the future of adult learning look like?

The new European Parliament and the new European Commission have started their work on the new portfolios in the second half of 2019. The European Union will have to take a clear direction on issues such as sustainability, democracy, and demographic changes. An EAEA working group explored these issues. The results were published in a background paper in December 2019.

08.01.2020 life skills

How does a life skills approach in adult learning benefit participation?

A new policy paper, published in December, concludes EAEA’s thematic work on life skills in 2019. It outlines the key principles of a life skills approach and its potential for increasing participation levels, and offers a set of recommendations.

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After the success of our annual Younger Staff Training, we are happy to announce that the first edition of the EAEA Executive Staff Training will take place in Brussels in October 2020.

The training will provide space for exchange among decision-makers at European adult education institutions and will offer in-depth information into EU policy level in adult education and lifelong learning. Through a series of meetings with key representatives of the European Commission and Members of the European Parliament, the participants will get closer insight into the EU decision-making process, new developments following the appointment of the new European Commission (2019-2024), and into how to target their advocacy to reach both the national and EU level. Make sure you add the training to your Erasmus+ KA1 application!

Find out more from our website: eaea.org/event/eaea-executive-staff-training/
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