28.11.2019

Implementing the new Agenda for Adult Learning: are we there yet?

On 28 November 2011, the Council adopted its Resolution on a Renewed European Agenda for Adult Learning. Aiming to improve adult education policies and provision, it set out an ambitious strategy for the EU Member States to implement by 2020. EAEA demands a strong follow-up strategy for the agenda that builds on synergies with other EU strategies and frameworks.

For those countries where the renewed European Agenda for Adult Learning (2011) has been fully implemented, adult education structures are comparatively strong. However, many of our EAEA members have stated that the Agenda has only been partially implemented in their country, despite the fact that it should supposedly have been implemented by all EU member states by 2020. A number of other members noted that civil society organisations have had little-to-no influence in the implementation process in their country, despite it being crucial for successful application of the Agenda and its framework.

In a statement about the renewed Agenda, EAEA clarifies that it is essential that there are comprehensive strategies for adult education in Europe in place from 2020 onward. Cooperation between all current European strategies, as well as global frameworks, concerning adult education, EAEA believes, will help to cement values, creating a more holistic approach to adult education policy and provision.

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08.12.2022 advocacy

Transformative learning and values: conclusions from a very successful annual theme 2022

EAEA is happy to present its background paper on the annual theme 2022 on transformative learning and value. This year's theme was a voyage into new waters, a search and exploration of possibilities, partnerships, and perspectives, and most importantly, a journey to the heart of adult learning and education.

28.11.2022 advocacy

A wider access to Erasmus+ programme is needed in Eastern Europe

EAEA urges the EU to offer more opportunities for participation of Eastern European non-EU countries in the Erasmus+ programme.

28.11.2022 advocacy

2022 - a year that will shape the adult learning and education of the future?

2022 has, so far, been a very eventful year for adult learning and education at the European and international levels. Together with civil society partners, EAEA has been bringing the voice of adult learners into the discussions and negotiations on several key adult learning policies.