Consultation on the Future of Europe
The EU authorities cannot create genuinely successful policies without knowing wishes, concerns and hopes expressed by the millions of European citizens. Therefore, every concerned person can now involve himself into the future-shaping activity of the European Union by participating in online consultations.
Click here if you want to be heard.
It is true that any Erasmus participant has a chance to receive a lifelong effect or to highly change his/her attitude on a particular matter. This is what happened to a young person, who is certain that Erasmus changed the way he views music.
You can find the short story here.
Country Profiles for Students
There are a lot of unreliable information sources and ‘fake news’ in the internet. Also, people tend to transfer stereotypes and interpretations rather than objective facts. All of this can create a wrong opinion about a country, for example. In order to avoid uncertainties, the European Commission provides profiles of 33 European countries that should be useful for students, travelers and others.
Click here to find the profiles.
A Report about ‘Social Inclusion Days’
The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) organizes ‘Social Inclusion Days’. The initiative takes part twice a year and continues for two weeks. During this period, the ESN organizes various events and encourages Erasmus students to participate there in order to make our world friendlier. The last project was held in April and you can read a report about it.
The text is posted here.
It is rather clear that an absolute majority of future jobs will require digital literacy from employees as a lot of contemporary functions and tasks are already hardly possible without modern technologies. However, even 44% of Europeans do not have basic digital skills. This is the reason why the European Commission introduced Digital Education Action Plan (DEAP).
The DEAP can be found here.
Youth Essay Competition 2018
This competition is being launched for the third time. The participants (between 18 and 25 years old) will need to answer the following question: “What steps should entrepreneurs and government take to become more innovative?”. Understandably, the winners will be awarded. Deadline: the 16th of September 2018.
Click here for the rules and other details.
EPALE Focus: Sports in Adult Learning
Sport is broadly understood as ‘non – learning’ activity, but it can have significant educational benefits for learners/students. It improves physical state as well as intellectual capabilities. Thus, EPALE appreciates the role of sports in adult learning and offers some engaging resources. Have a look!
The materials can be found here.
Prepared by Rimvydas Burba