“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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
“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.
“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.