19.12.2022

Introducing EAEA’s annual theme 2023: ALE and green transition

The EAEA Sustainability Working Group had a very active year in 2022: not only did it prepare a webinar in the framework of the UNEP Stockholm+50 conference, a major international event on climate and the environment, but it also prepared EAEA’s 2023 annual theme on green transition. A concept paper developed by the working group sets out the main ideas for 2023.

Read the concept paper on ALE and green transition (pdf)

The working group proposes to focus on two areas in 2023:

  1. Green transition and sustainability as a key area for ALE learning programmes, curricula, projects and other initiatives
  2. Greening adult learning and education institutions (using the whole-institution approach that has been promoted within the context of Education for Sustainable Development)

The concept paper aims to engage all members in EAEA’s thematic focus 2023, especially new EAEA members who have joined in recent years and have not yet had the opportunity to go deeper into the discussion on sustainability with us. It outlines EAEA’s past work on sustainability, greening and other related areas, it looks at key policy initiatives at the European and international levels, points out risks and challenges, and highlights a number of good practices from EAEA’s members and beyond. 

As the concept paper will also play a key role in EAEA’s policy and awareness raising work in 2023, it includes recommendations for policy-makers and ALE organisations:

Policy-makers:

  • Give adult learners a strong voice
  • Promote policy coherence at all levels
  • Provide financial and structural support to ALE providers and organisations

ALE providers and organisations:

  • Build partnerships for ALE and the green transition
  • Promote (g)local approaches
  • Promote transformative ALE for green and sustainable change
  • Focus on joint advocacy action

 

Text: EAEAPhotos: EAEA

23.01.2023 skills

The "Forgotten" of digitalisation

The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) organized their event, titled "The Forgotten of Digitalisation," during the LLLWeek of 2022 in Brussels.

13.01.2023 jobs

The EAEA is looking for an Administration Officer

We're hiring a full-time Administration Officer to join our motivated team in Brussels. Are you a wizard in administrative, HR, and financial matters? Do you have a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience, preferably in a European environment, and speak fluent English and either Dutch or French? Then we're very much looking forward to meeting you soon!

22.12.2022 cooperation

Not a place of quiet: a conference in Moldova highlights the role of adult learning centres in local development

Against the background of multiple crises and rising political tensions in Europe, how can adult learning providers highlight their contribution to democracy and social inclusion? A recent conference in Chisinau, Moldova, organised by DVV International in collaboration with EAEA, looked at new spaces for learning, and the challenges and opportunities of partnerships between adult learning providers and municipalities to encourage local development.