01.09.2022 advocacy, EAEA members

Advocacy and policy making for adult learning in Ireland: meet AONTAS

“Being a member of EAEA means we are part of a collective in Europe”, says Kate Smyth, presenting the work of AONTAS, the National Adult Learning organisation in Ireland. This article is part of EAEA’s campaign introducing our members to the European adult education community.

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30.08.2022 advocacy, learner voice, Learning mobility, Outreach

Nothing for us without us: reflections from study visits to Dublin

How can adult learning providers and associations better include learners’ voice across their activities? Two mobilities to Dublin encouraged the staff of Lire et Ecrire, Le Monde des Possibles and EAEA to reflect on systemic ways that facilitate equal participation of adults in learning.

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29.08.2022 development, EAEA Grundtvig Award 2022, elderly, social inclusion

Aging Laboratory: increasing knowledge about the process of aging

“The creation of the Laboratory of Aging is based on three fundamental pillars: research, knowledge, and creation”, says Mariana Ramos from Municipality of Ílhavo. The winning project in the national category of the EAEA Grundtvig Awards introduces us to its activities.

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29.08.2022 learner voice, Learning mobility, Outreach

From a day of dreams to a multilingual choir

In April 2022, EAEA visited several organisations in Barcelona and Girona that value diversity and community-based approaches. We learned how adult learning organisations can create a welcoming environment for learners from all walks of life.

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25.08.2022 learner voice, Learning mobility, Outreach

Creative ways of bringing learner voices forward: reflections from study visits to Paris and Rome

What can adult learning organisations do to strengthen the voice of their learners, especially those who are the most vulnerable? Belgian adult educators  travelled to Paris and Rome to explore pedagogical and advocacy tools that can benefit migrants and refugees.

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25.08.2022 EAEA members, social inclusion

Non-formal adult education for vulnerable groups: meet League 33

“Our goal is to introduce European standards in non-formal adult education in Serbia, and issue certificates that are internationally recognized”, says Miroslav Pavlović, the president of League 33, presenting the work of the association. This article is part of EAEA’s campaign introducing our members to the wider adult education community.

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23.08.2022 projects, social inclusion

Towards more understanding and solidarity: first results of the SAFE project now available

Why do we need safe spaces in adult learning, and whose responsibility is it to ensure them? The first result of the SAFE project, the Guide on Safe Spaces for Learning, provides some answers.

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16.08.2022 EAEA Grundtvig Award 2022, financial literacy

Financial literacy for women

“There is a rising global interest and huge need for financial literacy” says Athina Psariai from Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (IED). Psariai introduces the FLOW project, which focuses on financial education of marginalised women and received honourable mention at the EAEA Grundtvig Awards 2022.

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11.08.2022 EAEA members, employment

Learning and employment opportunities in a society of equals: meet Learning and Work Institute

“Our vision is for a prosperous and fair society in which learning and work provide opportunities for everyone to realise their potential and ambitions throughout life”, says Alex Stevenson, Head of Essential and Life Skills at the Learning and Work Institute. In interview with EAEA, Stevenson gives insight into the work of the institute. This article is part of EAEA’s campaign introducing our members to the wider adult education community.

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09.08.2022 disability, EAEA Grundtvig Award 2022, EAEA members, inclusion

Brave New Words: Creating learning pathways for special learning disorders

“Critical thinking and autonomy are core values of transformative learning”, says Sonia Nicoforo Project Manager of CEIPES. Brave New Words, the winning project of Grundtvig Awards in the Transnational Category focuses on cultivating innovative learning through 3D Printing and Augmented Reality in the field of Special Education.

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