On the 18th of May, the 2017 edition of Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe was published. The report aims to depict the main education policies on teaching and learning languages all over Europe. It answers some of these questions:
- “How long do students spend studying foreign languages?
- What are the ten most commonly offered foreign languages?
- Do foreign language teachers travel abroad for training?
- How many immigrant students speak the language of schooling at home?
- Plus much more
Click here to see/download the publication.
Conference: Adult learning & communities in a world on the move: between national tensions and transnational challenges.
The Conference will take place in Wroclaw (Poland) from May 25th until May 27th, 2017. It is the 9th ESREA (The European Society for Research on the Education of Adults: ESREA) Conference of the Network Between Global and Local: Adult Learning and Communities (BGL-ALC). The conference will introduce several themes such as the learning process of adult education, the mobility of adults, the role of the communities and research, and how to build a better dialogue between diverse people.
For more information, please check the conference website.
Starting next week, it is the beginning of the European Sustainable Development Week 2017 (ESDW)! It takes place every year from 30th of May until 5th of June. You can register here (http://www.esdw.eu/register/) to take part in the initiative! It is open to all government agencies, research centres, educational institutions, museums, foundations, associations, businesses and individuals! Just follow the steps! You can also check the website to see all the events that will happen in your country this special week! As for now, there are 3483 initiatives taking place in 29 different countries! Keep in mind that this week is about awareness and promotion regarding sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
During the same week, from 29th of May until 2nd of June, the EU Green Week will take place and its 2017 theme is Green jobs for a greener future! It is the annual opportunity to discuss and debate about the EU environmental policy. Some events will take place in Brussels during this week. Check the website for more information.
The Charlemagne Youth Prices goes to Poland, Denmark and The Netherlands!
The prize is given out by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation every year to young people aged between 16 and 30 who have been involved with projects helping to promote understanding between people from different European countries.You can check the website to know more about the winners.
The First place winners are Poland, with their Erasmus Evening online radio show for students considering to study for a period abroad as part of the Erasmus programme. The second place winner is Denmark with Re-discover Europe event that featured a parade with EU flats, talks about the future of Europe, a multicultural village about the city’s rich diversity and a street party.The third place winner is a website created by young people for young people in The Netherlands, where Youth can submit their stories on what is like to be European.
You can click here to get more information about the winners and their projects.
Prepared by Jeanne Allard