Weekly Roundup


school educationSchool Education Gateway poll on school networks and partnerships

School Education Gateway is seeking for your opinion in a new poll on school networks and partnerships and how important it can be to enhance the quality of education. It will not take more than 5 minutes to answer and it is available in 23 languages. It is open until July 1st.

School Education Gateway also makes really interesting videos about the viewpoint of several people. It is called Education Talks, and you can find among them, interviews about inclusive education for example. You can find them here.


roaming chargesGoodbye roaming fees

In June 2015, a press release from the European Commission stated that an agreement had been made to end roaming charges and make the internet more open in Europe. Since 2007, the prices for SMS, calls and mobile data have fallen by 80%, but these high prices will definitely cease to exist on June 15th. Started this date, you will be able to use your phone throughout Europe in the same way that you do in your home country. Find more information here.

erasmus 30 years

The Erasmus+ app

The new Erasmus+ app is out! The new app includes features such as step-by-step tracking of the admin process for Erasmus+ participants, tips on the local community and a language learning support through the Online Linguistic Support. Your experience with Erasmus+ will be easier.

“Just as each Erasmus+ exchange delivers an enriching life experience – both professionally and personally – 30 years of mobility and cooperation have given Europe an open-minded and entrepreneurial generation of 9 million people who are today shaping the future of our society. By putting Erasmus+ at their fingertips, the new App will bring Europe closer to young people all over the world.” Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.

Watch the video to know more about the new mobile app here.


epaleProviding tools for adult learning stakeholders / Outiller les acteurs de l’éducation des adultes

On Wednesday 5th of July, a European conference will take place in Paris, France. The conference is co-organised by EPALE and EAAL, it will be translated in English and French.  You can register online here until June 30th, the event is free!



The-European-Conference-on-Language-Learning-2017The European Conference on Language Learning ECLL17

From June 30th until July 2nd will take place the European Conference on Language Learning in Brighton, UK. The event is organised by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in partnership with international leading universities. You can register online via the event website here until June 30th.

CDN logoHow good are we at developing employability in our learners?

On June 23rd  in West Lothian, Scotland a conference will take place and be dedicated to the staff of schools, colleges and other educational organisations. The event will focus on:

  • Understanding and Capturing Learner Employability Skills
  • Work Placement Standards, Employer Engagement and Work Based Learning
  • Delivering Career Management Skills

The event is free of charge and you can register until June 22nd on the event website here.


European-CommissionWhat is the European Commission doing to improve adult learning?

What is the European Commission doing to improve adult learning? ‘EPALE Belgium, in cooperation with the European Commission and the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA), invites you to the event’ The event will take place on the 19th of September 2017.

“These days, people cannot just rely on the skills they acquired at school to last them until the end of their working life. That’s why adult learning is a vital component of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning policy.”

The event is free of charge for EPALE members. Others can register here.

Places are limited and you have until September 10th to subscribe!


blogEurope in my Region Blog Contest!

From October 9th to October 12th will take place the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels.

If you want to be invited as an accredited journalist to the event you can participate in the blog contest, you just need to write a blog article about any 2017 EU-funded projects. You have until June 27th to participate and four people can win!

You can find out more about the competition here.

You can find out more about the 2017 European Week of Regions and Cities here.


Prepared by Jeanne Allard


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