Life skills – including ‘green skills’ and environmental capabilities and competences for a more sustainable lifestyle – are at the heart of EAEA’s approach.
27.04.2020

For a ‘green’ and socially inclusive Erasmus+ programme

The plans for a Green Deal of the European Union were set out in the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, The European Council, The Council, The European Economic and Social Committee and The Committee of the Regions from December 2019. All European programmes – including the Erasmus+ programme – will support the agenda through a number of measures. The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) welcomes the draft report of the European Parliament on effective measures to ‘green’ Erasmus+, Creative Europe and the European Solidarity Corps and calls for a green Erasmus+ programme that puts social inclusion at the forefront.

Read the full EAEA_statement.

Non-formal adult learning contributes to active citizenship, social cohesion and the sustainable development of the environment, economy, but also communities and society at large by promoting a wide range of skills and competences. The Erasmus+ programme is fundamental to supporting innovation and cooperation in the adult education sector, particularly in regions and countries where adult education structures are not strongly developed, by fostering transnational exchange of experience and expertise.

Life skills – including ‘green skills’ and environmental capabilities and competences for a more sustainable lifestyle – are at the heart of EAEA’s approach. EAEA has, for many years, been actively promoting the global development goals, from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals and the European Agenda 2030.

In a new statement, EAEA highlights five points:

  • Boost citizens’ environmental skills while ensuring social inclusion as a priority
  • Use the potential of digital technology for meetings and events
  • Provide additional support to leave no-one behind
  • Create synergies with other programmes
  • Avoid administrative burdens
14.06.2022 EAEA events

Seven new members join EAEA

EAEA has welcomed seven new members at the General Assembly 30 May in Mechelen, Belgium. The new members come from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Austria, Italy, and Serbia.

14.06.2022 EAEA Annual Conference

EAEA Annual Conference 2022: Searching for the role of adult learning and education in a transforming world

EAEA Annual Conference on Transformative Learning and Values was held in Mechelen Cultural Centre, Belgium on 30-31 May 2022. The event gathered around 80 adult education professionals from 25 countries.

09.06.2022 advocacy

We have to act now for climate justice!

We must act now for climate justice: this was the consensus of the webinar on "No Greening without Adult Learning and Education" held on 3 June and co-organised by EAEA, ICAE and Solidar. The event brought together key stakeholders in the field of transformative learning and sustainability, and took place in the framework of the United Nations Stockholm+50 Conference.