Annual theme 2021: digitalisation

In 2021, EAEA will focus on digitalisation in adult education.

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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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New European Agenda for Adult Learning

EAEA calls for a strong adult education and learning policy at European level.

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03.03.2021 Democracy

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.

12.02.2021 elderly

Non-formal education fosters social inclusion and participation of the elderly

EAEA welcomes the Council’s conclusions on improving the well-being of older persons in the era of digitalisation during the covid-19 pandemic and highlighting the opportunities and potential risks for older persons in a digitalised world. EAEA believes that it is essential to support the elderly during these challenging times as well as moving forward in the aftermath of the pandemic. EAEA agrees that the aspect of ageing will need to be considered in all policy fields and older persons will need to be involved in decision-making processes in order to foster inclusion.

04.02.2021 Uncategorized

Have your say on how to improve adults’ basic skills in Europe

Five years after the adoption of the EU Council Recommendation on ‘upskilling pathways’, the European Commission started an evaluation process on progress made in its implementation in the EU Member States. The recently published UP-AEPRO toolkit will come in handy in preparing your response to the public consultation on the Recommendation.

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"Democracy makes people better. Not only are we better off as citizens, we are better off as society. If we don’t learn, we will have no democracy", said professor Ted Fleming today at the #FuturelabAE workshop "Learners as Leaders: Developing Democracy through Change-Oriented Community Education in Ireland". The workshop showcased community education as a propeller for individual and societal change.

We heard inspiring examples on change-driven learning. A group of learners at Roscommon Women's Network - RWN has become active in repurposing clothes, set up a social enterprise and raised awareness on the environmental impacts of fast fashion.
Another group of learners has created an advocacy campaign to change people's attitude against learning disabilities and transformed their own lives at the same time. One of the learners, Amy Bagley had an important advice on how we can all become more active as citizens: "It’s important to be included in everything that concerns you. Dream big, do what you want. Have patience, it will all come together. Nothing is easy, but give it time."
#FuturelabAE

AONTAS #StrongerTogether #adultlearning #lifelonglearning

FuturelabAE Erasmus+ project promotes change-oriented adult education in the field of democracy and digitalisation. Read more: eaea.org/project/future-lab/?pid=14778
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