14.11.2019

Adult Education and Citizenship

EAEA sees adult education as a central pillar to improving citizenship education within the European Union. In a newly published report on Adult Education and Citizenship, EAEA puts forward a number of recommendations on how to make citizenship a part of adult education provision.

The report discusses how citizenship education is becoming more poignant in contemporary society given the present political climate. Lifelong learning is a cornerstone to good citizenship education provision. By supporting people in developing the skills needed to engage actively in society they become better practiced, recognise how those skills remain relevant in an ever changing world, as well as involve those who did not receive appropriate citizenship education at school.

A very brief summary of the recommendations made:

  • Recognition and prioritisation of adult education, especially informal education, and adult education trainers
  • Policy makers should encourage the creation of opportunities for the adult learners to use and develop their citizenship skills
  • Education providers also have a role to play by encouraging citizenship-relevant skills: improving learners’ confidence and ability to participate they will be better prepared to engage as citizens when opportunities arise

Read the full AE and Citizenship paper pdf

13.10.2021 Democracy

EAEA awarded digitalisation and democracy in adult education

MEDIA RELEASE. The 18th annual Grundtvig Awards were given to #GEMMA and DIGIT-AL. Both initiatives have made great contributions in building digital citizenship and promoting democracy.

01.10.2021 advocacy

EAEA has opened its annual country reports survey

EAEA has opened its annual country reports survey. The country reports, published on the country reports website since 2019, inform all ALE stakeholders about innovations and challenges in our sector and have become a key document for our advocacy. Our members are invited to complete this year's survey by 22 October. The 2021 country reports will be published at the end of the year.

30.09.2021 policy

The power of Bildung

EAEA's Bildung project has launched its very first project result, providing a comprehensive overview on why we need Bildung-based approach in adult learning and education. This publication is the first part of a six-issue series exploring Bildung and different thematic topics.