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
18.05.2020 advocacy

EAEA launches campaign for a continuation of the agenda for adult learning

EAEA has launched a campaign for the continuation of the European Agenda for Adult Learning. The agenda has been central for improving adult learning structures and increasing participation in adult learning, but has not yet been fully implemented in all countries. EAEA believes that a further push for adult education at the European level is needed.

30.04.2020 COVID-19

Critical media literacy to fight fake news

As we are becoming more interconnected than ever before, many of us who are away from friends or family are still able to keep in touch, share our news, and look after our loved ones, just online. However, while social media and the internet are letting us share and connect with the people who matter most, it is also a breeding ground for false information and rumours. This is commonly referred to as ‘fake news’. A project coordinated by KVS and our quick tips show how fake news can be unmasked.

28.04.2020 digitalisation

EAEA country reports going digital

A new website brings together EAEA country reports in an interactive and accessible way, visualizing key trends in adult education in Europe.