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9 September 2020



How could we promote gender-sensitive approaches to learning?

Have you wondered, why are men underrepresented in adult learning? Or how to facilitate the participation of full-time mothers and migrant women? These are some of the questions EAEA's new background paper "Gender and Adult Learning" attempts to resolve. The paper raises awareness about the role of gender in adult learning and education and gives examples of how to make adult education more gender sensitive. EAEA Background Paper on Gender and Adult Learning 


Continuous learning as a right and a necessity

EAEA met with the Finnish Minister of Education, Li Andersson, to discuss the reform on continuous learning in Finland and the role of adult learning and education in surviving the current global crisis. The interview is published in partnership with Elm Magazine. Continuous learning as a right and a necessity 

"There is a lot of work to do in maintaining the social aspects of adult education in digital learning"

In July, EAEA hosted an online discussion on the future of adult learning in EPALE. Participants discussed how to bring more social elements to digital learning, why adult educators need collaboration skills and what is the role of adult learning in building resilience, among other topics. EPALE discussion on the future of adult learning  


Adult learning is a space where the European Democracy Action Plan meets reality

In it's response to the consultation on the European Democracy Action Plan, EAEA urges European Commission to recoqnise the key role adult education has in providing the skills and competences needed for active citizenship, democratic engagement and critical thinking. EAEA's response to the consultation on the Democracy Action Plan

EAEA demands a stronger focus on non-formal and informal adult learning within the Digital Education Action Plan

This summer, The European Commission invited citizens and organisations to participate in the public consultation on the Digital Education Action Plan. In EAEA’s point of view, a holistic vision of digital transformation is necessary to prepare citizens to the globalised future. Read EAEA’s response on the consultation

Life Skills are a flagship action in the new European Skills Agenda

The recently revised Skills Agenda strengthens non-formal adult education and learning by saying that it will “prioritise non-formal, life-wide learning, intergenerational, intercultural and community learning” and by highlighting skills for life. EAEA’s statement and infographic on the Skills Agenda


Beyond the use of digital as the new normal

Digitalisation of adult learning seems to have become the new normal - but what are its challenges and limitations? INTALL-project is organising an online discussion and a workshop 16 September 9-13 CEST. INTALL-workshop

Future of Prison Education, SkillHUBS leads the way  

Where are we heading, where does our imagination lead us? Investigate the SkillHUBS model on prison education during the final conference of the project on 6 October at 10-11:30 CEST. SkillHUBS-conference

SUPPORTing trainers in problem-solving situations

The SUPPORT Erasmus+ project aims to enhance the problem-solving skills of tutors and learners in adult education. The first output of the project, context analysis on problem-solving methods and mentalities in lifelong learning is now available. 

MIRVA develops an open recoqnition framework

How can we make recognition of competences a bottom-up process? Have a look at the results of the Erasmus+ MIRVA project, which produced an open recognition framework and guidelines.

MASTER project reaches out to low-skilled adults

MASTER facilitates the participation of low-skilled adults in formal education opportunities and in the labour market by enhancing their personal, social and learning competence (PSL competence). In the next phase, several self-assessment methods for PSL competences will be tested by adult education providers. More information on MASTER




EAEA European Association for the Education of Adults is the voice of non-formal adult education in Europe. EAEA is a European NGO with 130 member organisations in 43 countries.

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