Weekly Roundup


International Review of Education: Volume 63, Issue 4, August 2017

This general issue of the International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning presents a variety of examples of informal and non-formal education. The first article examines the homeschooling landscape in Israel, where the practice is still quite rare but on the increase; the second article argues that non-formal, non-vocational adult education (NFNVAE) should play a more central role in educational policy; and the third article looks at the technical skills and knowledge that informal tailoring apprentices in Kenya develop. The fourth article discusses the involvement of French third-level students in voluntary activities and the skills they acquire as a result. The fifth article argues for the recognition of local knowledge and the use of local languages in science education. The final item in this issue is a research note which presents insights from a larger study how UNESCO, through its coordination of the post-Dakar Action Framework, regained some of the influence it had lost in the preceding decades.

You can access the full review here.


Youth Round 3: application form type depends on Key Action

The final deadline of 2017 for Erasmus+ youth funding applications is 4 October at 9 am (GMT time).  For this round, the application form that organisations must use varies depending on the funding that they are applying for – the form is either online or a pdf e-Form. For Key Action 1 Youth Mobility and Key Action 3 Structured Dialogue applications, there are online forms only. For Key Action 2 Youth Partnerships the format remains as a pdf e-Form. Strategic EVS also uses a pdf e-Form for this round. Forms and guidance notes for each Key Action will be available on the respective ‘Apply for funding’ web pages late August.


Celebrating Museums & Galleries as a learning environment for adult education

Museums and galleries allow adults to reconnect to learning, enrich their cultural experience as well as play a part in family and intergenerational learning.

This week (21-25 August) the UK National Support Service, supported by colleagues from across Europe, have brought together a collection of inspiring case studies, best practices, and projects highlighting the impact and benefits that Museums and Galleries can have on adult learning.

We encourage you to discover the learning environment that museums and galleries provide, how they enrich our community, support health and well-being and support skills and employability.

For more information click here and use the interactive table to find out more!


Work mentoring and the three-way agreement

A group of partners has been working together on a series of projects focusing on the cooperation between colleges/placement providers and workplaces when training students for jobs.  The partnership is a mix of consultants and colleges with a comprehensive background in different sectors from different school systems.

The main idea here is that all parties should be responsible, school, workplace and student.

We can list three projects:

  • POETE (Portfolio of Evidence to Europe)
  • The Workmentor project ( workmentor.vma.is )
  • The Workqual project ( workqual.vma.is )

More information is available at the link here.


Engaging Employers in Apprenticeship Opportunities: Making It Happen Locally

This joint OECD-ILO publication provides guidance on how local and regional governments can foster business-education partnerships in apprenticeship programmes and other types of work-based learning, drawing on case studies across nine countries. There has been increasing interest in apprenticeships which combine on the job training with the classroom-based study, providing a smooth transition from school to work. There are benefits to both individuals and employers from participating in apprenticeships, including increased productivity and job quality. Successful implementation is contingent on having a high level of employer engagement at the local level, notably in the design, development, and delivery of programmes.

You access the full publication by clicking here.


Whether you’re an individual or an organization, Erasmus+ is for everyone

For nearly 30 years, the EU has funded the Erasmus programme, which has enabled over three million European students to spend part of their studies at another higher education institution or with an organization in Europe.

Erasmus+ brings such opportunities to all – students, staff, trainees, teachers, volunteers and more. It’s not just about Europe or Europeans either – with Erasmus+, people from all over the world can access opportunities.

Discover your opportunities here!


Mobility project for young people and youth workers – KA105

The call for proposals for Dialogue between young people and policy makers (KA347) is now open and applicants can submit their proposals online.

Applicants wishing to submit their proposals online can do so through the Erasmus+ web forms site.

Before applying, please ensure you have read the accompanying guidelines for the call, as well as the information on the opportunity page and the Programme Guide.

The deadline for applications is 04/10/2017 12:00:00


#BeInclusive EU Sport Awards

The ability of sport to break down barriers is increasingly being used as a powerful tool to bring together people from all kinds of backgrounds, and in particular from disadvantaged groups – and we want to celebrate this!

The #BeInclusive EU Sports Awards invites all organisations in the European Union – public or private, commercial or not-for-profit – that have successfully developed sports projects aimed at social inclusion to enter their initiatives. Projects will be evaluated according to their impact, replicability, and innovation.

Winning projects will be showcased to inspire other organisations and individuals around Europe – but sharing a project can earn much more than well-deserved recognition: The winning projects will also be awarded €10,000!

More information is available clicking the link here.



Prepared by Emilija Ardzevičiūtė


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