03.03.2021

EAEA Grundtvig Award call on digitalisation and democracy

The EAEA Grundtvig Award 2021 aims to raise awareness on the digital transformation of our society and how it impacts adult education. In particular we want to highlight initiatives that promote democracy with the help of digital media and internet.

Each year, the EAEA Grundtvig Award highlights project results that produce new ideas, new partnerships, new methodologies and a new understanding of how we can work in adult education. In 2021 we are looking for initiatives that fulfill one or more of the following aims:

  • Develop strategies to better promote democracy and critical awareness, as well as media literacy as a core competence
  • Close the opportunity gap by transforming how people access and experience digital learning
  • Activate networks and partnerships of public, private and citizen organisations that promote democracy and participation in a digital context
  • Support initiatives that foster political change through education by engaging learners, practitioners and organisations
  • Further the development of the provider’s own mission statement taking into account digitalisation and democracy

Read more on the Grundtvig Award 2021 call on Digitalisation and Democracy

01.04.2021 digital literacy

State-of-play report on basic skills development in Europe

In the framework of the BLUESS project, coordinated by the State Vocational Education Institute in Slovakia, EAEA has drafted a report that looks at basic skills policy and practice in Europe, focusing on non-formal adult learning and education. The report is now available!

31.03.2021 elderly

More inclusive and comprehensive view on ageing is needed

EAEA welcomes the European Commission’s interest in the demographic change and its effect on Europe. EAEA advocates for a resourceful utilisation of adult education and learning to support the recovery from the pandemic. However, a more inclusive and comprehensive view on ageing and the needs and the potential of the elderly people is needed.

29.03.2021 COVID-19

Let's insist on using the Recovery and Resilience Fund for Adult Learning and Education!

The deadline for the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RFF) is coming up. It’s necessary that all member states include an appropriate percentage for adult learning and education (ALE). The money should also be foreseen for systemic and methodological reforms and initiatives rather than hardware and existing programmes. EAEA therefore calls on the member states to include ALE in their plans and the European Commission to insist on its proper inclusion.