EAEA Annual Conference on Outreach and Access in Adult Learning: conference materials

19 November: Outreach and Access in Times of Crisis and Beyond

On the first day of the conference, we focused on the immediate response to the pandemic and the support adult education providers have provided to their most vulnerable learners. We also reflected on what lies ahead. You can consult the presentations below.

Investigating outreach and access in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Prof. Ellen Boeren, University of Glasgow. Keynote

Outreach and access in times of crisis. Parallel workshops

Supporting learners in times of crisis

Input by Dearbhail Lawless, AONTAS/EAEA Executive Board

Establishing partnerships with local services to improve outreach and access

Input by Dina Soeiro, ESEC/IPC Coimbra, EAEA Executive Board

Are we still a learning community? Festivals of learning in times of COVID-19

Inputs by Kay Smith, Learning and Work Institute Wales and Zvonka Pangerc Pahernik, Slovenian Adult Education Association

Outreach to the most vulnerable groups: against the isolation of older learners.

Input by Galina Veramejchyk, Education without borders/EAEA Executive Board and Helen Klimenok, NGO Smorgon

Outreach and access: looking forward. Parallel workshops

Building a targeted outreach strategy.

Input by Laura Lazaro Lasheras, DOTA Asssociation

Digital exclusion is a reality: raising awareness of the digital divide.

Input by Alex Stevenson, Learning and Work Institute/EAEA Executive Board

Fostering a city-wide culture of learning

Input by Dimitris Deligiannis, Hellenic Open University/City Council of Larissa and Alexis Kokkos, Hellenic Open University/Hellenic Adult Education Association

What policy response is needed to improve outreach and access?

Panel discussion with Martina Ni-Cheallaigh (DG EMPL, European Commission), Graciela Sbertoli (EBSN), Camilla Winter (EARLALL) and Una Buckley (AONTAS).

20 November: Upskilling Pathways as an opportunity to improve outreach and access. From EU policies to learners.

On the second day of the conference, we looked at the European Commission’s Upskilling Pathways as an opportunity to improve outreach and access, and we discussed how and why to engage to make the initiative a reality. You can consult the presentations below.

 Upskilling Pathways in AE-PRO. Francesca Operti, EAEA

Upskilling Pathways policy context. Martina Ni-Cheallaigh, DG EMPL, European Commission

State of the art of the Upskilling Pathways initiative in Portugal. Alexandra Teixeira, ANQEP

Group discussions on the steps and principles of the Upskilling Pathways initiative

How can we promote and strengthen the Upskilling Pathways initiative in our countries? Eyrún Valsdóttir, Icelandic Confederation of Labour (ASÍ)