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