The European Commission invites everyone to have their say on the Digital Education Action Plan.
27.08.2020

Support adult education in the Digital Education Action Plan!

The European Commission invites all citizens, institutions and organisations from the public and private sectors to participate in the public consultation on the Digital Education Action Plan until 4 September 2020.

Download EAEA’s response to the consultation.

The coronavirus crisis and the related switch to distance and online learning, have strongly shaped the visions and expectations for the future of digital education in Europe. A European framework for digital education must not forget about non-formal adult learning and education. A holistic vision of digital transformation is, in EAEA’s point of view, necessary to provide an empowering critical digital education that “adequately prepares citizens for an increasingly interconnected and globalised future.”

EAEA urges the Commission in their renewal of the Digital Education Action Plan

  • to include non-formal and informal adult learning, and especially the promotion of basic digital skills, through these learning opportunities;
  • to include lifelong learning as an aim beyond employability;
  • to heighten the emphasis on accessibility and inclusivity and include actions for the most socially and digitally excluded, particularly considering vulnerable populations, older learners, persons with disabilities, migrants, persons living alone, prisoners among others;
  • to complement online learning opportunities with offline guidance;
  • to provide more structural and financial support for non-formal ALE, investing in adequate technological infrastructure, capacity building, upskilling and professionalization for trainers and appropriate socio-civic methods to meet the needs of Europe’s digital transformation.

Text: EAEAPhotos: European Commission

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.