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

13.10.2021 Democracy

EAEA awarded digitalisation and democracy in adult education

MEDIA RELEASE. The 18th annual Grundtvig Awards were given to #GEMMA and DIGIT-AL. Both initiatives have made great contributions in building digital citizenship and promoting democracy.

01.10.2021 advocacy

EAEA has opened its annual country reports survey

EAEA has opened its annual country reports survey. The country reports, published on the country reports website since 2019, inform all ALE stakeholders about innovations and challenges in our sector and have become a key document for our advocacy. Our members are invited to complete this year's survey by 22 October. The 2021 country reports will be published at the end of the year.

30.09.2021 policy

The power of Bildung

EAEA's Bildung project has launched its very first project result, providing a comprehensive overview on why we need Bildung-based approach in adult learning and education. This publication is the first part of a six-issue series exploring Bildung and different thematic topics.