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
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.

18.11.2022 access

Call for urgent action to mitigate the impact of the energy crisis and inflation on ALE provision

European adult learning and education organisations are ringing the alarm bell: the energy crisis and inflation in Europe are spreading far and wide and are starting to show their negative impact on the adult learning and education (ALE) sector. EAEA calls for urgent action to mitigate the impact of the energy crisis and inflation on ALE provision and to ensure access to learning opportunities for all adults.