Life Skills and Participation

This year, EAEA’s theme is life skills and participation.

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Manifesto for Adult Learning

EAEA manifesto outlines the challenges where adult education can play a key role.

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European elections 2019

The European elections are an opportunity to create a Learning Europe. Read the replies from MEP candidates.

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15.10.2019 advocacy

EAEA Secretary General honoured for impact on adult education in Europe

Gina Ebner, Secretary General of the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA), was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame in September 2019.

30.09.2019 LLL interest group

Skills for Life, Skills for the Future

BRUSSELS, 30 September 2019 – On 25 September, ahead of the second European Education Summit, the European Parliament’s Lifelong Learning Interest Group met to discuss Skills for Life, Skills for the Future with Members of the European Parliament Julie Ward and Sirpa Pietikäinen, representatives of the European Commission, Finnish Presidency of the Council and stakeholders from all sectors of education, training and beyond. The meeting focused on how to better implement the concept of life skills, which enable people to fully participate in society as self-sufficient individuals, by bringing various domains and stakeholders together, including the different configurations of the EU institutions.

30.09.2019 advocacy

ET2020: What will come after 2020?

Ten years have gone by since the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET2020) was adopted by the Member States of the European Union. The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) has closely followed up its implementation. While ET2020 has brought some improvements for the field of education and training, progress in adult learning has been slow. The successor of ET2020 should be ambitious, but also ensure that its objectives can be reached by promoting national strategies for their implementation.

I’m Agatha Keyser-Devlin, a student from Wales. I am taking a year away from my university studies to explore the world of policy, working as a trainee at the EAEA.

I am studying for a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Warwick, in England, but this isn’t where my interest in policy, and education policy specifically, began. In high school I worked on a project which focused on lobbying the Welsh Government to include WW1 in its primary school curriculum, and later on, I began another research project to better understand how adult education could be used to improve social and health problems amongst women.

During my stay at EAEA working as the Project and Policy Assistant I have already had the opportunity to develop my knowledge and understanding of gender-sensitivity in the adult education sector, which has been valuable and eye-opening for me, in addition to helping determine best practices to provide effective education opportunities and outreach for men and women in Europe. As well as learning about advocacy at a European level. I am interested to discover the projects, initiatives and organisations currently active in the adult education sector across Europe. This is my first job working in policy and I am excited to see what the future holds!
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