EAEA Younger Staff Training 2022

EAEA Younger Staff Training brings together adult education professionals from across Europe to network and exchange around policy and advocacy. The 2022 training will take place in Brussels on 12-16 September with a focus on guidance for learning and career. For the first time, the EAEA Younger Staff Training will be held in a blended form, with input sessions taking place online in early September.

The EAEA Younger Staff Training has taken place annually since 2011. The training targets young
professionals in adult learning, encourages an exchange on the diversity of policy and practice across
Europe, and supports building new connections in the field.

In 2022, the training will be held in a blended format: input sessions will take place online on 2 and 8 September, while the face-to-face sessions in Brussels on 12-16 September will focus on hands-on workshops and study visits.

The daily programme in Brussels builds on the participants’ knowledge of their own context by starting every morning with “adult education my country” sessions. To foster interaction and exchange, the training includes a series of study visits and hands-on workshops. The participants will reflect on key issues in adult education, such as advocacy and guidance, fitting their national or local context into the larger European picture.

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Practical information

  • Dates: 2 and 8 September 2022 (online), 12-16 September 2022 (in Brussels)
  • Venue: Brussels, Belgium
  • Training fee: 500 EUR; member rate: 450 EUR
  • Fee for participation in virtual sessions only: 60 EUR
  • Registration period: 15 June – 6 August. Please note that registrations will be evaluated on a rolling basis so we encourage you to register early.  

Additional information

YST 2022 Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

 

 

Online input sessions

Writing a successful project application

2 September, 11:00 – 13:00 CEST

During the session, the speakers will introduce the changes in the Erasmus+ programme since 2021 with a specific focus on Key Action 2. They will also share key success factors in applying for Erasmus+ projects based on the extensive experience of EAEA, and taking the perspective of a project evaluator.

EU initiatives on adult learning explained

8 September, 11:00 – 13:00 CEST

An input session during which participants will learn about the EU competences in the field of education, and explore the challenges in adult learning and the policy responses launched at the EU level, such as the European Skills Agenda. They will also gain an understanding of the general role of civil society at the European level, as well as different aspects of its advocacy work (its purpose, challenges and target groups). Particular attention will be paid to the civil society perspective on the key initiatives launched at the EU level.

Programme in Brussels

Monday 12.9.

Morning: arrival of the participants

14:00 – 14:30: Welcome with coffee 

14:30 – 15:30: Getting to know each other and EAEA

15:30 – 17:00: Adult education in my country: what is adult education in my country? Peer-learning session.

Monday’s sessions

Adult education in my country: what is adult education in my country?
A peer-learning session during which the participants will compare and contrast the adult education landscape in their countries. They will also reflect on (for example): structures, national policy frameworks in adult education and their priorities, participation rates and patterns, the concept of basic skills.

Tuesday 13.9.

10:00 – 11:00: Adult education in my country

11:00 – 12:30: Improving guidance for low-skilled adults: workshop 

12:30 – 13:30: Lunch break

13:30 – 15:00: Study visit to a guidance centre

15:00 – 17:30: Seminar on guidance for learning and career, followed by a networking reception. Multiplier event of the MOTIV-ACTION project [OPTIONAL]

 

 

Tuesday’s sessions

Adult education in my country: what is adult education in my country?
A peer-learning session during which the participants will compare and contrast the adult education landscape in their countries. They will also reflect on (for example): structures, national policy frameworks in adult education and their priorities, participation rates and patterns, the concept of basic skills.

Improving guidance for low-skilled adults: workshop  
During the workshop, participants will be invited to share successful practices on (e-) guidance from Europe. They will also discuss tools and approaches targeting specifically low-skilled adults with different needs.

Study visit
Venue to be confirmed

Seminar on guidance for learning and career
During the multiplier event of the MOTIV-ACTION project, participants will get to know innovative tools and methodologies for employment counsellors, career guidance professionals, and adult education providers. International perspectives on guidance will also be shared during an expert panel discussion. The event will be followed by a networking reception.

 

Wednesday 14.9.

10:00 – 11:00: Adult education in my country: projects / reflection session on the study visit from the previous day

11:00 – 13:00: Writing a project application. Workshop.

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 15:30: Study visit to a guidance centre 

Wednesday’s sessions

Adult education in my country
A peer-learning session during which the participants will compare and contrast the adult education landscape in their countries. They will also reflect on (for example): structures, national policy frameworks in adult education and their priorities, participation rates and patterns, the concept of basic skills.

Writing a successful project application
A workshop during which the participants will practice planning a project application and drafting a budget according to the rules of the new Erasmus+ programme. They will also compare the experiences in applying for Erasmus+ projects. Please note that the input session introducing the changes in the Erasmus+ programme since 2021 and tips on writing a successful project application will be held online on 2 September.

Study visit
Venue to be confirmed

Thursday 15.9.

10:00 – 11:00: Adult education in my country

11:00 – 13:00: Advocacy: from analysing the challenges to meeting them

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30: Visit to the European Parliament

Thursday’s sessions

Adult education in my country
A peer-learning session during which the participants will compare and contrast the adult education landscape in their countries. They will also reflect on (for example): structures, national policy frameworks in adult education and their priorities, participation rates and patterns, the concept of basic skills.

Advocacy: from analysing the challenges to meeting them
A workshop during which the participants will explore different advocacy tools that can be used by adult learning organisations and will discuss the steps to good advocacy. They will also practice planning a targeted advocacy campaign.

Visit to the European Parliament 
A study visit during which the participants will get a briefing on the role of the European Parliament and the competences of the EU institutions, especially in relation to education.

Friday 16.9.

10:00 – 11:30: Study visit to a guidance centre

11:30 – 12:30: Reflection session and Q&A with EAEA’s Secretary General Gina Ebner, EAEA

12:30 – 13:00: Evaluation of the training and wrap-up

Friday’s sessions

Study visit
Venue to be confirmed.

Q&A with Gina Ebner
A session during which the participants will have an informal chat with EAEA’s Secretary General, Gina Ebner, about EAEA and adult education in Europe.

Evaluation session
Discussion with participants on their feedback about the training.