EPALE Conference 2018
On 15 and 16 October, over 250 national government representatives, EPALE members, European stakeholders and representatives of the European Commission gathered in Budapest for the EPALE Conference of 2018. The main aims of this event were: gather participants’ views on how the European Agenda for adult learning and the EU programmes in this field could evolve after 2020; listen to stakeholders’ opinions on how they want to see EPALE develop in medium term; and provide attendees with ways of getting more involved in and promoting EPALE.
It is increasingly common for young people to spend time abroad as either a part of an apprenticeship or vocational training programme or to have recently graduated from one. Most of these programmes last several days or at most 2 to 3 weeks, however, over the next years Erasmus+ will be providing co-funding for longer-duration mobility periods running to several months. Staying abroad for a longer period of course brings challenges along, however, it creates opportunities too. Click here to learn more about the challenges and opportunities of long duration mobility:.
This year’s Dyslexia Awareness Week took place from October 1st until the 7th, with World Dyslexia Awareness day being celebrated on October 4th. The theme of this year highlighted how technology can help remove barriers linked to dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.
More information can be found here.
One of the main outcomes of eSafety Label+ project, was research report that allowed us to identify the key strengths and weaknesses of online safety in school around Europe, as well as identify areas where improvement is needed. Furthermore, the report assessed the current certification process of eSafety Label and the impact of the initiative in the school environment.
Read more about the eSafety label and research here.
Learning is not limited to a single, specific phase in life, that of the years at school, but also happens in different contexts, over the course of a lifetime. With its strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training, ET2020 the European Union supports the concept of lifelong learning by coordinating cooperation between Member States on training and non-formal and informal education.
Discover more about this Think tank here.
EU Code Week is a grassroots initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way. Code Week starts from 6 October and the last day is the 21st of October. Learning to code helps people to make sense of the rapidly changing world around us, expands our understanding of how technology works and develops skills in order to explore new ideas and innovations.
Learn more about CodeWeek here.
Prepared by Dimyana Salib