No Greening without Adult Learning and Education!

At 10.30 – 12.00 CEST

Adult learning and education is a fertile ground, not only for the provision of skills, knowledge, and competencies for sustainable development, but also to promote just and social transformation as a whole. Our transnational workshop “No Greening without Adult Learning and Education” brings in perspectives from all over the world on issues such as climate justice and learning to deal with the effects of climate change as well as empowering people to take action for a just green transition. We aim to contribute to the discussions at and around the UNEP’s Stockholm+50 conference and show why greening and sustainable development needs more adult learning and education.

The event will take place online on the 3rd of June, from 10.30 to 12.00 CEST, and will be hosted by the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA), the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) and SOLIDAR/SOLIDAR Foundation.


10.30 – 10.35: Welcome to the event. Moderator Gustav Fridolin, adult educator and former Minister for Education of Sweden

10.35 – 10.40: Opening. Video message by Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European Parliament (Finland)

10.40 – 10.45: Introduction to the issue by Katarina Popovic, Secretary General of the International Council for Adult Education 

10.45 – 10.55: Short stories about climate learning and action around the world 

  • Climate justice action in developing countries
  • Cultural and social impact of climate change on indigenous people – example of the Sami
  • Farmers in rural areas adapting to climate change

10.55 – 11.35: Round table discussion with panelists 

  • Fergal Finnegan, Maynooth University
  • Nevenka Bogataj, Slovenian Institute for Adult Education 
  • Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland 
  • Elisa Gambardella, SOLIDAR Foundation

11.35 – 11.50: Discussion with the audience 

11.50 – 12.00: Conclusions and wrap-up


Registrations are now closed.