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
- Fostering a city-wide culture of learning. The case of Larissa Learning City. Slides
- The pedagogical principles of the Citizens’ University. Slides
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.