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What is ALE4TT?

Multiple global and European policy agendas recognise the challenges of the digital transition and the green transition, from Agenda 2030 to the European Green Deal. Increasingly, the green and digital transitions are no longer considered separately, but as a twin transition.

The twin transition assumes that the green and digital transitions are mutually dependent. Digital skills are essential for learning about climate change, participating in solutions or finding climate-friendly alternatives. Green and digital transitions are also connected, as large amounts of data are energy-intensive.

The ALE4TT project will support ALE organisations in better communicating, advocating and developing strategies to convince third parties such as policymakers why ALE has a crucial role to play in a just transition process. It will also support them in building a wider network with diverse allies from the broader digital and green community. 

The main outputs of the project are:

  • An international training programme on ALE and the twin transition, co-created with participants from ALE organisations
  • An advocacy toolkit bringing together case studies and methods that can support ALE providers in advocating ALE in the twin transition.

ALE4TT training programme

How can adult learning support the twin process of green and digital transition? During a three-day training based on principles of co-design, participants will look at the possible roles of adult learning in the process of twin transition in their contexts, and will explore arguments and tools for advocacy.

Background

Making the case for adult learning and twin transition is a training programme that invites adult learning staff from around the world to explore how adult learning can contribute to the twin green and digital transition. Based on co-design, the programme will be built around participants’ experiences in adult learning policy and practice.

The training is organised by EAEA, the Swiss Federation for Adult Learning and the International Council for Adult Education, and co-financed by Movetia as part of the ALE4TT project.

Practical information and schedule

  • Online preparatory session: 16 April 2024
  • Onsite training in Belgrade: 28-30 May 2024
  • Online follow-up session: date TBD with training participants

Call for participants

European and international staff in adult learning working in policy, advocacy and / or communication are invited to apply to participate in the training. Funding is available to support travel costs and accommodation of EAEA members based in non-Erasmus+ programme guide country, SVEB members and ICAE members. Organisations that can access Erasmus+ KA1 funding are invited to use it to participate in the training.

The call for participants is now open! Find out more about the eligibility criteria from the ALE4TT training: call for participants and complete the application form to participate latest by 10 March 2024.

Trainers

Training sessions will be delivered by Prof. Violeta Orlovic and Nikola Koruga from the University of Belgrade, with the support of facilitators from EAEA, ICAE and SVEB.

Training structure and objectives

Please note that here we are exploring the objectives of each training day. A. more detailed programme, listing specific sessions, will be published at a later stage after collecting feedback from participants.

16 April: Online preparatory session

13:00 – 15:00 CEST / Brussels time, via Zoom

During the online session, participants will:

  • get to know each other and the organisers of the training (EAEA, ICAE and SVEB),
  • build a common ground around the concept of advocacy,
  • get answers on practical / logistical questions related to the training in Belgrade

28 May, Tuesday: ALE and green transition

29 May, Wednesday: ALE and digital transition

Objectives of sessions on the first two days:

  • explore and exchange how the topic of green (Tuesday) and digital (Wednesday) transition is discussed in the countries of participants (key challenges / importance in the broader policy agendas),
  • discuss concrete examples of how adult learning has supported the green / digital transition process in the experience / working contexts of participants and speakers,
  • collaborate on the development of policy arguments demonstrating how adult learning can support the green / digital transition,
  • participate in a study visit to explore adult learning practices in the green / digital transition.

30 May, Thursday: Bringing it together

Objectives of the sessions on the last day:

  • explore how the case studies and policy arguments from the first two days connect with each other,
  • get started on the process of stakeholder mapping,
  • agree on the next steps.

More information

For questions, please contact Aleksandra at aleksandra.kozyra [at] eaea.org.

Advocacy Toolkit

The advocacy toolkit will provide a collection of tools that can support ALE providers in reaching policymakers and in building a network of allies to advocate the role of ALE in the twin transition. It will have three main objectives: to help ALE staff responsible for policy and advocacy to understand the concept of twin transition and its links to adult learning, to develop their advocacy plans and to put their plans into action. The toolkit will be an interactive and user-friendly online repository and will be published in June 2025.

Partnership

The ALE4TT project is a collaboration of three organisations dedicated to supporting adult education and learning.

 

The consortium includes:

  • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (project coordinator)
  • European Association for the Education of Adults
  • International Council for Adult Education.