Secretary General of EAEA, Gina Ebner (right) is interviewing Alexia Samuel (left) and Martina Ni Chellaigh from the European Commission.
08.07.2019

Innovate, learn, share, act: the new insightful course on the AE-PRO platform

The online course on policy and practices for Upskilling Pathways has reached about 100 people so far and engaged them in interesting discussions about the various aspects of the initiative in their countries. Two out of four modules were successfully completed before the summer, the others will be carried out in the autumn. Interested participants are still very on time to join as the content is all available online.

The online course on policy and practices for Upskilling Pathways (UP) is organised in the framework of the UP-AEPRO project. The project addresses the constant need and interest of adult education (AE) trainers and staff to learn more about European developments in AE and other countries’ systems and innovations. In particular, the project  deepens the knowledge and fosters the discussion about the  Upskilling Pathways initiative and it’s three steps.

The online course structured in four modules on the following topics:

  • Policy overview and European Advocacy
  • Skills assessment –corresponds to STEP 1 of the UP initiative
  • Tailor-made offers – corresponds to STEP 2 of the UP initiative, starting in September.
  • Validation and recognition – corresponds to STEP 3 of the UP initiative

Each module is divided into 3 to 5 learning sessions. The course is taking place on the AE-PRO learning platform and employ a mix of different methods, from interactive webinars to podcasts. The webinars are recorded and available on the platform.

Enriching discussions among participants

The participants of the course have engaged into lively discussion on the platform. Indeed, as the community aspect is one of the strongest elements of the course, participants are invited to use the platform’s forum to exchange ideas, opinions and proposals. Highlights of the previous modules have been the debates on how to increase the motivation of (potential) learners and the meaning of innovation in the adult education field.

Participants were also enthusiastic about the video interview with two representative of the European Commission, who explained very clearly the steps and principles of the UP initiative.

The next module to be started in September

During the third module the participants will look at the practice of tailored learning in Iceland, Portugal, Sweden, UK and more European countries. Through five sessions different aspects are explored: How can tailored-made offers better support low-skilled adults? How can learning offers be a part of the local community development?

Weekly interactive webinars will take place from the 17th of September to the 15th of October. Recording will be available for people who can’t join at the established time. Some preliminary information is already available on the AE-PRO platform but will be updated in the second half of August.

Remember you can join the online course anytime, and participate either in individual sessions or the whole course. The recordings of the two first modules are available and new participants can join the discussion on the platform forums. Don’t miss this opportunity to become a part of a European learning community!

More information:

Adult education platform
Innovate, learn, share, act! online course 
UP-AEPRO-project

partners in group picture in classroom

UP-AEPRO partners during the last meeting in Malmö, Sweden

13.07.2020 advocacy

European Skills Agenda is big step forward for European adult learning and education

The recently launched revised European Skills Agenda takes adult learning and education in Europe one step forward. While the Upskilling Pathways have been very valuable for promoting basic skills and validation of non-formal and informal learning, the Skills Agenda strengthens non-formal adult education and learning by saying that it will “prioritise non-formal, life-wide learning, intergenerational, intercultural and community learning” and by highlighting skills for life as a key pillar of adult learning and education.

15.06.2020 projects

Call for expression of interest

EAEA is about to start a project that will give support to the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture to develop a new Lifelong Learning strategy. EAEA is looking for an organisation to support the implementation of the project in Cyprus.

15.06.2020 advocacy

EAEA meets Commissioner Mariya Gabriel

EAEA's President Uwe Gartenschlaeger, Secretary-General Gina Ebner and Ms Doris Pack, former MEP and chair of the CULT Committee in the European Parliament, met online with Commissioner Mariya Gabriel on 11 June to discuss the future of adult learning at the European level.