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24.02.2022 Citizenship, Democracy, Solidarity

EAEA stands firmly in solidarity with the people of Ukraine

EAEA stands firmly in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Our values are democracy, mutual understanding and tolerance, respect for human rights and transnational and intercultural dialogue. EAEA calls for a diplomatic solution to the crisis to protect the people of Ukraine and our shared values, while assuring assistance and humanitarian aid to those in need.

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23.02.2022 advocacy, skills, Upskilling

Upskilling Pathways needs to put learners at the centre

The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) welcomes the European Commission’s Public Consultation on Upskilling Pathways. Adopted by the European Council in December 2016, the Upskilling Pathways strategy presents an ambitious skills strategy that has enabled adults in Europe with low(er) basic skills, according to policy targets, to have their skills assessed, receive tailored learning provision and have their learning outcomes validated. EAEA has collected feedback from its members on the state of the implementation and the impact of the strategy.

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21.02.2022 EAEA Grundtvig Award 2022

Applications are open for the 2022 Grundtvig Award

Hurray! Our call for applicants for the 2022 Grundtvig Award is now live. This year we are searching for programmes and initiatives dedicated to transformative learning and values in adult education and learning.

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08.02.2022 digitalisation, EAEA Grundtvig Award 2021

“We need rights-based education about digitalisation”

“Civic education can offer a unique perspective which is lacking in learning about the digital in Europe”, says Nils-Eyk Zimmermann, coordinator of the DIGIT-AL project. The Grundtvig Award winning project explores the human rights aspect of digitalisation.

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19.01.2022 Democracy, digitalisation, EAEA Grundtvig Award 2021

Fighting exclusion through proximity, accessibility, and engagement

Local bodies joined forces to provide distance learning opportunities and to foster well-being among the citizens of Umbria, Italy. The #GEMMA project won the 2021 EAEA Grundtvig Award in the category of local, regional and national initiatives.

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22.12.2021 country reports, policy, SDGs

EAEA country reports 2021 published

EAEA is proud to present the 2021 country reports, offering a civil society perspective on the state of adult learning and education (ALE) in Europe. This year, we have asked our members about sustainability, funding and the impact of COVID-19 on the ALE sector.

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21.12.2021 advocacy, digitalisation, EAEA Younger Staff Training, trainings

We need to scream loudly about adult education: advocacy at the heart of EAEA training programmes in 2021

“It’s very important to be visible and to have influence on the discussion. We need to scream loudly about adult education – sometimes we do it literally,” said Gina Ebner during the EAEA Younger Staff Training 2021. Advocacy for improved adult learning policy has been the cross-cutting theme of two EAEA training programmes organised this autumn.

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20.12.2021 Democracy, digitalisation

EAEA’s working group publishes context paper on digitalisation and democracy

After a very fruitful year of meeting online, discussing and learning from each other, EAEA’s Working Group on Digitalisation is happy and proud to make the context paper on the annual topic now available for everybody.

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20.12.2021 CONFINTEA VII, policy

CONFINTEA VII needs a strong civil society representation

CONFINTEA, the International Conference on Adult Education, is a rare opportunity to make a global commitment to adult learning and education (ALE). EAEA urges UNESCO Member States to involve civil society representatives in the preparations for CONFINTEA VII, scheduled to take place in Morocco in June 2022, and shares recommendations for a renewed vision of ALE.

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17.12.2021 access, Erasmus+, inclusion

More inclusion requires adequate funding and support

The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) supports the European Commission’s initiative to promote inclusion in the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Programmes. A series of recommendations drafted by EAEA calls for adequate funding and support for adult learning organisations and National Agencies to make the programmes truly inclusive.

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