Results for "citizenship education"

Brave New Worlds?! The Future of Democracy and Citizenship Education

Liberal democracy is in a state of crisis. Worldwide, a “democratic recession” can be observed, even in countries that have long claimed a leading role in defending and spreading democratic values and freedoms. Uncertainties about the future of the European Union and its transformation into a “Citizens’ Europe” are shaping…

Adult Education and Citizenship

The report discusses how citizenship education is becoming more poignant in contemporary society given the present political climate. Lifelong learning is a cornerstone to good citizenship education provision. By supporting people in developing the skills needed to engage actively in society they become better practiced, recognise how those skills remain…

New educational models for the digital era

What was the main purpose of the project/initiative? "The main purpose of the SAE project was to promote the social and employment inclusion of vulnerable adults by strengthening the skills of educators and teachers who work with them daily, says Valeria Ferrarini from Aretés società cooperativa, the coordinating organisation of…

EAEA awarded digitalisation and democracy in adult education

The world is moving to a digital-first society, as relationships, institutions and workplaces are increasingly becoming mediated by technology. However, there is still a lot of work to be done towards representativeness, openness and transparency. We need a strategy on how adult education can promote democracy in the context of…

From a repair shop to a collaborative workshop – fostering change-oriented education

Adult education is often considered as a “repair shop”, fixing things that have gone wrong in school education, said Gina Ebner from EAEA in her opening of the FuturelabAE final conference. FuturelabAE project is challenging this concept. The conference presented several ideas how we can move towards change-oriented education. “There…

Kosova Education Centre (KEC)

Who we are Kosova Education Center (KEC) is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization founded in 2000 with the idea of focusing on provision of in-service teacher training programs. This still remains an important aspect of its operations, nonetheless, in the course of time, KEC has expanded its scope of work…

Towards a sustainable European Education Area?

A call for more Europe in education In her opening speech, MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP, Finland) addressed one of the central problems concerning education policy at European level: "We need more Europe in education," referring to the fact that although Europe is working on a common education area, in the field of…

Adult learning and education for strengthening democratic values

Download EAEA's statement on the consultation. Non-formal adult learning and education has emancipatory and transformative learning at its core – represented across the traditions of ‘liberal’ adult education, popular education, Nordic ‘folkbildning’ and German ‘Bildung’. The sector’s foundational pillars are built around civic engagement, critical thinking and the promotion of…

The added value of non-formal adult learning: large differences in taxation of adult education in Europe

Download the EAEA statement on taxation of adult education Fragmented VAT-exemption rules If courses and learning activities offered by non-formal adult education providers are not considered to be an activity in the public interest, national and regional legislation may require providers to pay a value-added tax (VAT) on their revenues.…

All we want is… a new Erasmus+ programme that strengthens European adult education

Download the EAEA_statement_All we want is E+ 1. Budget share of at least 6 per cent We very much appreciate the European Parliament's commitment to increasing the funding of the Erasmus+ programme and raising the budget share for adult education to at least 6 per cent. We would like to point…