Displaying items by tag: adult education
Study on the History of Adult Education in Europe
The paper “Development of Adult Education in Europe and in the Context of Knowles′ Study” offers a brief history of the development of adult education in Europe. It largely focuses on the origins of the contemporary definitions of adult education and the works of Malcolm S. Knowles, one of the scholars who helped establish the field. Teaching adults is much different from teaching children, so it is important to establish strategies and theories for the field of adult education.
Taking the time to read texts that provide the theoretical foundation for the field one works in can be useful for creating a deeper understanding of the strategies and objectives that can be implemented.
Read the full paper here.
The Council of the European Union recommendations on key competences for lifelong learning
This is a legal document from 2018 that affirms the European Union’s support for lifelong learning. It emphasizes the importance of inclusive, lifelong education as a central right for all people.
It lays out the central competences for lifelong learning, which include:
- Literacy competence
- Multilingual competence
- Mathematical competence and competence in science, technology, and engineering
- Digital competence
- Personal, social and learning to learn competence
- Citizenship competence
- Entrepreneurship competence
- Cultural awareness and expression competence
Read the full document here.
FIRST Network. Feel invited to join as a Member!
The FIRST Network is an international network of civil society organizations operating in the area of adult liberal education (lifelong learning). The Mission of the FIRST Network is strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations and entities active in the adult education sector to operate in the international arena, enhancing innovativeness and the ability to adapt to changes in the modern world. The basic terms of operation of the FIRST Network are described in the Memorandum of Understanding Founding the FIRST Network.
The FIRST Network is open for new members that can become the civil society organisations and entities active in the field of liberal adult education/lifelong learning. If interested in being the Member, please fill in this form and contact one of the Founding Members representatives:
Interreg Baltic Sea Region
The Interreg program for the entire Baltic Sea region focuses on the development of the macro-region around the Baltic Sea, which includes a total of 11 countries: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland and Germany.
The program invests approximately two billion kroner from the EU in the period 2014-20 to make the region around the Baltic Sea more innovative, accessible and sustainable.
Local, regional and national authorities, research and educational institutions, NGOs and sector-specific organizations can participate in activities. Partners from Denmark can receive 75 percent co-financing from the EU.
For more information, see the program's website here!
Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2021 - 2027
Good news: transnational cooperation in the Baltic Sea region will continue in the EU funding period 2021-2027. The EU Member States are currently negotiating the draft legislative basis for the future Cohesion Policy including Interreg. Information on the latest state of EU level negotiations about the future legal framework and the budget of Cohesion Policy including Interreg
you will find on the website of the European Commission.
Interreg North Sea region
Work is ongoing to design the next North Sea Region Program, expected to be launched during 2021. The new program will underpin core EU policies such as the EU Green Deal and propel the region towards a greener, smarter, and more liveable place.
The work is based on the EU regulations specifying the priorities and framework for the next Interreg programme period 2021-20217.
The programme will be open for organizations from the following countries: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands.
For more information, see the website of the program here!
Interreg Germany - Danmark
The program Interreg Germany-Danmark promotes cross-border cooperation between Germany and Denmark. The current program (2014 - 2020) is the fifth generation of Interreg (Interreg 5A) and unites the two former German-Danish cross-border Interreg regions (Fehmarnbeltregion and Syddanmark-Schleswig-KERN).
Interreg aims at enhancing cross-border collaboration by funding German-Danish projects in four focused subject areas that are essential to the region. The program is funded with 90 mio. € by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Behind Interreg Deutschland-Danmark stand 11 program partners from Denmark and Germany - two Danish regions and nine German districts and cities from Schleswig-Holstein. In total, 3.6 million people are living in the program region. Therefore, it is important that the region is continuously developing and creating opportunities for its citizens.
Interreg fosters the growth of the region in the areas of economics, employment, education, tourism and culture by funding cross-border innovative projects that want to create positive change for the German-Danish cooperation. Like about 70 other Interreg programmes around Europe we believe that through constant development and integration the national border will no longer be a barrier but accomplish mutual enrichment.
For more information, see the website of the program here.
Recordings of the webinars from the virtual international pilot course: "How to plan, develop and realise international projects..."
Course 1: Planning & Designing the project.
1.1. Shortage Pyramid of successful cooperation among Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) [00:00:00 - 00:12:50)
1.2. Planning the project, part 1 [00:12:51 - 01:04:33]
- Why and how can you start to work internationally?
- How to prepare the development plan and project concept?
1.3. Designing the project, part 1 [01:01:35]
- What aims and goals will the project realise?
- What tasks/activities need to be realised?
- How long and when will the project be realised?
- How much would it cost?
- What are the planned outputs and results?
1.4. Designing the project, part 2 [00:55:27]
- How to measure project results?
- What could influence the project?
Course 2: Coordinating & Running the project.
2.2. Coordinating the project, part 2 [00:51:45]
- The partners and the coordinator.
- Coordinating teamwork.
- Project management – project execution.
- Team management.
- Budget control.
- Financial management.
Course 3: Monitoring & Evaluating the project.
FIRST Network. Memorandum of Understanding founding the international network supporting international cooperation.
We have the pleasure to announce that, with the date of 4th of December 2020, the five project partners of the "First-time international projects realisers support network" project accepted the final shape of the Memorandum of Understanding founding the international FIRST Network. The word 'FIRST' is the acronym of First International Realisation Support Team Network.
The mission of the FIRST Network is strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations and entities active in the adult education sector to operate in the international arena, enhancing innovativeness and the ability to adapt to changes in the modern world. The goals and planned activities of the Network are described in the Memorandum of Understanding.
The FIRST Network is open for new members, that can become the civil society organisations and entities active in the field of liberal adult education/lifelong learning. If interested in getting involved in the FIRST Network activities, please contact one of the Founding Members representatives:
The handbook on mentoring and e-mentoring for the first-time international projects realisers.
"Guidelines and scenario for implementation mentoring and e-mentoring systems supporting international cooperation initiation and developing in the 3rd sector adult learning organisations".
There were ten representatives of civil society organisations - first-time international projects managers and management bodies members - who took part in the pilotace mentoring cooperation. The aim of this cooperation was to test various scenarios of mentoring cooperation in order to support those interested in initiating international cooperation in planning and designing their first international projects.
The mentoring pilots were realised between October 2019 and May 2020, in all the five partner countries: Poland, Italy, Denmark, Austria and Hungary.
The report presents ready-to-use mentoring programmes, both for the adult education organisations managers and first-time international project managers.
The handbook about designing, planning and organising national training courses for the first-time internaional projects realisers.
"Compendium of training courses curricula I. Handbook on national pilot trainings for the first time international projects realisers"
In this handbook you will find, first of all, some review of the basics of andragogy and adult education methods. Secondly, you will find there some real, practical examples of national trainings supporting international cooperation realised in Poland, Hungary, Denmark, Italy and Austria. How to plan, design and deliver trainings for the first-time international projects realisers? What modules should such a training course contain? What methods could be used? What possible training programmes may be realised realised? Here you will find some helpful examples to design good training courses/find the best training offer for upgrading your competences.