22.03.2023 Education in emergencies, Solidarity

EAEA calls for international solidarity to support the people affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

EAEA stands in solidarity with all the people affected by the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, calling on the international community to deliver consistent relief and recovery aid for these communities. Adult education is a fundamental brick of our society and will give an invaluable contribution to rebuild the affected communities.

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16.03.2023 Bildung, life skills, skills

Broader purposed, holistic learning is needed now more than ever

The ongoing European Year of Skills has put skills and the surrounding discussion into the spotlight. The new paper “Basic skills and Bildung” proposes that we should adopt a more holistic understanding of basic skills and rethink the teaching and learning approaches.

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14.03.2023 inclusion, projects, SAFE

Taking steps towards safe spaces for adult learning: co-creating the SAFE Board Game

In February we had a workshop with members of the European civil society in Brussels in order to start with the co-creation stage of the SAFE Board Game. The participants agreed that a safe learning space is not just a place but is essentially how we create relationships that are self-reflective and inclusive.

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09.02.2023 Bildung, sustainability

Empowering people to become agents of change through Bildung

According to the new publication by the Bildung project, “Sustainability and Bildung”, education should sensitize learners to act on their responsibility and to question critically in the sense of transformative education.

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23.01.2023 skills

The “Forgotten” of digitalisation

The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) organized their event, titled “The Forgotten of Digitalisation,” during the LLLWeek of 2022 in Brussels.

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13.01.2023 jobs

The EAEA is looking for an Administration Officer

We’re hiring a full-time Administration Officer to join our motivated team in Brussels. Are you a wizard in administrative, HR, and financial matters?
Do you have a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience, preferably in a European environment, and speak fluent English and either Dutch or French? Then we’re very much looking forward to meeting you soon!

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22.12.2022 cooperation, financing, inclusion, Outreach

Not a place of quiet: a conference in Moldova highlights the role of adult learning centres in local development

Against the background of multiple crises and rising political tensions in Europe, how can adult learning providers highlight their contribution to democracy and social inclusion? A recent conference in Chisinau, Moldova, organised by DVV International in collaboration with EAEA, looked at new spaces for learning, and the challenges and opportunities of partnerships between adult learning providers and municipalities to encourage local development.

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21.12.2022 EAEA Younger Staff Training

EAEA Younger Staff Training – an opportunity for transformative learning experiences?

Younger Staff Training week in Brussels offered the perfect setting for the exchange of experiences, ideas, and collegiality among participants from 10 European countries.

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19.12.2022 advocacy, green transition

Introducing EAEA’s annual theme 2023: ALE and green transition

The EAEA Sustainability Working Group had a very active year in 2022: not only did it prepare a webinar in the framework of the UNEP Stockholm+50 conference, a major international event on climate and the environment, but it also prepared EAEA’s 2023 annual theme on green transition. A concept paper developed by the working group sets out the main ideas for 2023.

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16.12.2022 advocacy, financing, Transformative Learning

Financing adult learning and education in Europe

EAEA is happy to introduce its background paper “Financing ALE in Europe”, prepared by EAEA’s Working Group on Financing ALE. Looking at the current financing levels of ALE in Europe, funding instruments as well as key trends and challenges in financing (e.g. Individual Learning Accounts and EdTech funding), the paper provides a 360-degree view on funding in European ALE and provides recommendations for its financial sustainability.

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