Giving a new impetus to citizenship education
There is a strong need to support citizens in developing their critical and creative thinking, and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have a role to play in citizenship education. The second Interest Group on Lifelong Learning meeting took place in Brussels on 22nd of September 2015.
The current refugee crisis was the backbone of the meeting, which concentrated on ‘The potential role of education and lifelong learning in safeguarding EU fundamental values’.
- The 2015 Education and Training Monitor is out
DG Education and Culture published one of their most awaited publications of the year – the 2015 Education and Training Monitor. The Monitor presents the latest evidence available on a number of issues directly related to ET 2020’s priority areas, such as educational poverty, education attainment levels, inclusiveness, quality and relevance.
- 05.10.2015 IN FOCUS – European adult educators share many challenges
Funding, integration and education of migrants and development of basic skills for low-skilled and low-educated learners are challenges all over Europe, reveals EAEA’s new publication ‘Adult Education in Europe – A Civil Society View 2015’.
- Danube Transnational Programme
The Danube Transnational Programme is a financing instrument of the European Territorial Cooperation (ETC), better known as Interreg. ETC is one of the goals of the European Union cohesion policy and provides a framework for the implementation of joint actions and policy exchanges between national, regional and local actors from different Member States. The Danube Transnational Programme (DTP) promotes economic, social and territorial cohesion in the Danube Region through policy integration in selected fields. www.interreg-danube.eu
- Don’t miss – blog posts
Eva Andersson, Senior Lecturer at Gothenburg University, wrote a thought-provoking piece on competition in adult education and its role in promoting quality (DE, EN, ES, FR, IT, PL). EPALE’s thematic coordinator for Learner support, Ian Atkinson, shared with us his thoughts on the role of multilingualism in social inclusion within the context of adult learning (EN, RO), and his reflections on the Commission’s Work.
Programme for 2016 and adult learning