Workshop: Outreach to the most vulnerable groups. Against the isolation of older learners

Parallel workshop 19 November 11.00 AM-12.00 PM CET
Speakers: Galina Veramejchyk from Education without Borders/EAEA Executive Board, Belarus,  Mrs. Helen Klimenok, NGO Smorgon

Older citizens often feel excluded from society; the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated their sense of isolation. Adult learning providers across Europe have been coming up with innovative ways to engage them in learning. During the workshop we will hear about an initiative “How to Maintain Good Spirits and Health in Conditions of Long-term Self-isolation” targeting the older population of the city of Smorgon, Belarus.

Get to know Galina Veramejchyk

Galina Veramejchyk has 20 years’ experience in non-formal adult and youth education within civil society in Belarus. In 2003, she founded an NGO “Education without Borders” with her colleagues, where she held the position of executive director from 2004 until 2012. Since 2012, she has been a member of the Council responsible for the management skills development of younger staff and international cooperation. Galina is an Executive Board Member of the European Association for the Education of Adults. Since 2004, she has worked for German development agencies like the German Support Program for Belarus (FPB/IBB) and DVV International; and has experience in cooperation with international donors (World Bank, UNDP).

Get to know Helen Klimenok

Helen Klimenok studed law at the Polotsk State University (Belarus). She is an active member of the local NGO “ Smorgon’s initiative” and organizer of the Family Club. She supports the volunteer movement, likes programs of personal development and non-formal learning. She is married and has three children.


Register by 18 November

You will receive the link to the right Zoom meeting(s) after you have registered. The number of spots at each workshop is limited, so we advise you to make your pick early.