Recent reports from EAEA’s members reveal that Adult Learning and Education is facing considerable financial cuts in many European countries. Notably, Sweden and Finland which are known for their traditionally strong support of non-formal ALE, are now facing severe cuts.
A memorandum of understanding, signed last summer by EAEA and the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA), aims to strengthen the collaboration between the two organisations. EAEA’s Gina Ebner and ESREA’s Marcella Milana reflect on the past and future activities that brought both networks closer.
EAEA welcomes the great interest that the European Year of Skills (EYS) has brought to skills and ALE, as we believe that this area is of enormous importance for the future of Europe. Six months into the thematic year, it is time to take stock, shedding light on the connection between skills and work – and looking at how we can go beyond skills for the labour market.
In the picturesque regions of Shirak and Gegharkunik in Armenia, an initiative was born with a clear mission: to enhance the economic well-being of local women. While focusing on economic empowerment it has also sparked a green revolution in the community. This project has earned itself the 2023 EAEA Grundtvig Award in the national category for adult learning and the green transition.
At the last edition of the Academy of Lifelong Learning Advocacy in Beirut, EAEA’s Aleksandra Kozyra has spoken to educators from Lebanon, Algeria, Nigeria, Uruguay and Ecuador about their work in women’s empowerment.
In adult education, the participation of people with disabilities is only rudimentarily realised. Appropriate concepts and political framework conditions are lacking. In many places, however, individual institutions or professionals are committed to inclusion. ALL IN, a European project, coordinated by the Akademie Klausenhof, has spent three years intensively examining the status, possibilities and limits of inclusion in adult education.
AI4AL project, is an initiative aimed at promoting the adoption of AI technologies in the Adult Learning and Education (ALE) sector, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. We are currently reaching out to invite the tutors to actively participate in our project’s processes, including testing, piloting, and providing us with insights concerning their experiences with AI.
The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) is pleased to announce the appointment of George A. Koulaouzides as the 3rd Vice President of the EAEA Board.
In a world grappling with environmental challenges, initiatives that foster sustainable practices and empower individuals to embrace circular economy principles are crucial. One such initiative is the “Green Skills for Circular Economy” project, which won the Grundtvig Award 2023 in the category of transnational initiatives.
We are facing the pressing need to transition towards a more sustainable and climate-friendly society. Through partnerships with grassroots initiatives and social movements, the Tale project explores how transformative learning can be a catalyst for the green transition.